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May 13 2014 12:00pm

Where Have All the Bearded Cover Models Gone?

An Unwilling Husband by Tera ShanleyToday we're delighted to welcome author Tera Shanley to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Tera's latest release, An Unwilling Husband, is a western historical with a proper Bostonian lady heroine—and a rough cowboy who has no choice but to accept her help—and her hand in marriage. Tera is here to talk about beards, and the lack thereof, on romance novel covers. Thanks, Tera!

Horseshoe
Chin Strap
Mutton Chops
Lumberjack
Handlebar
Flap Wings
Chilly Cheeks

Fan of facial hair or not, you have to admit, there are some awesome names out there for a man’s natural grown face blanket. The Wild West was peppered with incredible jaw pelts, but the fashion has dwindled over the last century, leading me to wonder why.

Perhaps it was that women didn’t have as much say in the way the male gender adorned themselves back then, or maybe they just liked their men as rugged as possible. Maybe it was the lack of disposable razors and the inconvenience of straight razors and hard gathered warm water. Or maybe it was simply that Old West women didn’t mind having the top layer of their epidermis scraped off from rough whiskers.

[That's so...sexy?...]