Julie Beard is a journalist who brings her reporting skills to her award-winning, best-selling novels. Imagine investigating the weapons of the Middle Ages, the hierarchy of servants in the Georgian era, the importance of reputations in the Victorian era, or the styles of gardens in the age of Queen Elizabeth. Julie has done it all. And the latest result of her thorough research is now in bookstores. It's called "The Duchess' Lover," a Victorian story that contains a May-December romance and a murder mystery.