I must say, your stories are almost as addicting as that opium I was so shocked about. I also really appreciate your references to Henry VIII's famous wife, as well as The Scarlet Pimpernel and that most famous line from Somewhere in Time. Trying not to spoil these surprises for others who might be reading. I also think your stories are getting even better over time. I guess practice does make perfect.
Anyway, I'm almost finished with 1880 and having a blast. Thank you again so much for all your inventive and imaginative storytelling although it's hard to get anything else done!