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Janga
December 18 2014

Alive and Well: Living, Happy Parental Pairs in Historical Romance from Beverley, Chase, and More!

Even in historical romance fiction, with its near mandatory promise of happily ever after for the hero and heroine and the new family they create, families that are not split by death, divorce, or abandonment...
darlenemarshall
November 13 2014

Before The Flame and the Flower: Romance from Back in the Day

It is a truth pretty much universally acknowledged that the modern romance genre as we know it came into its own with the publication of The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss in 1972. The market...
RachelHyland
October 17 2014

Because Nothing Says Love Like a Makeover: Top 10 Pygmalion-Style Romances

First performed a century ago this very year, George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion has long captured the public fancy. The tale of ragamuffin flower seller Eliza Doolittle learning to better herself...
Janga
September 2 2014

Meant for Each Other: Top 10 Couples in Historical Romance

If I say that I just did a quick tally of the historical romance keepers on one of my eight overflowing bookshelves and counted 180, you will have some idea of how daunting I found the task of selecting...
Scarlettleigh
July 17 2014

Travel the World Without Leaving Your Chair: Non-American Authors

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!” Each...
RachelHyland
July 7 2014

You Bet Your Love: Gambling in Historical Romance

Whist. Vingt et un. Hazard and Loo and Faro and Piquet. If you have ever read a historical, and certainly one set in London between, say, the two Queens Elizabeth, then chances are you have come across...
JenniferProffitt
July 2 2014

Fixer Upper: Manly Makeovers from Fox, Heyer, James, and More!

Sometimes, it is the duty of women to let a man know when his look is just not working. Sometimes, that opinion is even asked for. You would think that “the makeover” would be a device...
JenniferProffitt
May 16 2014

Trope of the Month: Childhood Sweethearts!

Academically put, tropes are “common or overused theme[s] or device[s]," which makes them sound like cliches, which makes them seem like a bad thing. But they’re totally not! Romance...
darlenemarshall
May 16 2014

“I’m Not Bad, I’m Just Drawn That Way": Top 5 Bad Girls in Romance Novels

I read a lot of comic books when I was a youngster. While I admired Wonder Woman and thought it would be neat to be an Amazon princess and carry a sword, the person I really wanted to be, the one...
JanetW
May 9 2014

These Mothers Will Go Down in History: Moms in Historical Romances by Roberts, Balogh, Heyer and More!

Whether married or widowed, rich or poor, mothers in historical novels are an interesting lot. Most of them wield influence within their family circle but they do not have the external power of a father...
JanetW
March 17 2014

Getting Your Irish Up: Irish Romance from Roberts, Heyer, and More!

Whether it’s a mystery with romantic elements, a historical, or a contemporary, commonalities persist when the story takes place in Ireland. An exploration of Irish romances shows that there’s...
juliabroadbooks
October 7 2013

Build Me Up, Buttercup: The Princess Bride’s Heroine as Romance Type

Several months back, Shelley Ann Clark wrote a post on The Princess Bride at Wonkomance about all the different kinds of love in the relationships in that movie. It was a lovely post reminding me why...
teamhandh
October 5 2013

Poll: Who is Your Favorite Regency Romance Writer?

Recently, our 10 Regency Romances You Should Read sparked a conversation about what actually defines a Regency. The question would seem pretty straight forward but then you have authors like Jane Austen,...
JanetW
August 8 2013

Domesticating the Hero and Heroine in Historicals: Beverley, Balogh, Deveraux, and More!

What Would Martha Do? That’s the question that came to mind when I started exploring the Domestic Side of romance novels. Who and what does the name Martha bring to mind? Naturally, topping...
teamhandh
July 23 2013

It’s a Boy!: A Royal Baby Roundup

We kind of had a thing for The Royal Wedding. Kate and William's romance swept the world—and swept everyone along with them. When the pair got married in April 2011, all eyes turned to the...
Janga
July 17 2013

Class Differences in Historical Romance, Part 1: The Triumph of Love Over Level

Part One: Marrying the Maid (Or the Governess or . . .) The theme of love powerful enough to overcome the boundaries of class is rooted deeply in the tradition of romance fiction. Whether one views...
Janga
June 12 2013

Gentle Giants and Towering Beasts: Big Heroes in Romance Novels

Several months ago, I read Meant to Be, Terri Osburn's debut novel. As with nearly all the romance novels that make up my keepers, I fell in love with the characters, major and minor. One of the...
teamhandh
May 2 2013

Wish You Were Here: News and Gossip from RT Booklover’s Convention

With Lora Leigh and Sylvia Day update, look below for more details! Team H&H's Heather Waters (@redline_) is over in Kansas City, Missouri at the Romantic Times Booklover's Convention....
Janga
February 17 2013

Keepers of the Dream: Reading the Classics in Historical Romance

When offered the chance to propose a “core curriculum” for historical romance, I eagerly accepted, knowing full well the problems I would have narrowing the list to a reasonable length....
KateRothwell
August 10 2012

If You Like Eloisa James, Then You’ll Like _______ ?

We Eloisa James fans got a nice slew of books from her recently (the Happily Ever After historicals based on fairy tales) so, really, we shouldn’t be greedy. And at the end of the month, we’ll get...
WickedLilPixie
June 29 2012

Which Hero is on Your “List"?, Part 1

Many couples have “The List:” you know, the list of celebrities your significant other has given you a free pass to have sexual relations with them if you somehow run into them? Because chances...
MFrampton
June 17 2012

Happy Father’s Day: Dads in Romance Novels

Happy Father’s Day! We thought to honor the day we’d take a look at some fathers in romance. Mr. Bennet was so odd a mixture of quick parts, sarcastic humour, reserve, and caprice, that...
JanetW
May 8 2012

“My Children Are My Riches”: Mothers from Jo Beverley, Georgette Heyer, and Diane Farr

Happy Mother’s Day! This is an idiosyncratic look at three fictional mothers, with the connecting strand being money. “My children are my riches," sometimes translated as “These are my jewels,”...
RachelHyland
April 10 2012

Hey, I Know That Guy!: Historical Figures in Historical Romance

Just a couple of years ago, I first read one of Georgette Heyer’s lesser known—indeed, often thought Lost—works, The Great Roxhythe (of which, read much more here). Set in the latter days of Charles...
RachelHyland
April 6 2012

Georgette Heyer Reread: Powder and Patch Chapters 1-2

Georgette Heyer’s Powder and Patch In Which We Discuss Chapters I and II… Welcome back to this reread of the manifold and magnificent works of that unparalleled doyenne of historical...
RachelHyland
March 25 2012

Georgette Heyer Reread: The Great Roxhythe

GEORGETTE HEYER REREAD: The Great Roxhythe Welcome back to this reread of the manifold and magnificent works of that unparalleled doyenne of historical romantic fiction, Georgette Heyer. Previously,...
JoannaNovins
March 15 2012

Do Clothes Make the Man? Dyson, Raylan, and Devil’s Cub

Television series are like visual Cliff Notes when it comes to romance.  In the span of a half hour or an hour, each episode must hit emotional high notes that romance novel builds up to in 300+...
RachelHyland
March 5 2012

This is the End! Georgette Heyer Reread: The Black Moth, Part 15

In Which We Discuss Chapters XXVIII, XXIX and the Epilogue Welcome back to this reread of the manifold and magnificent works of that unparalleled doyenne of historical romantic fiction, Georgette...
Janga
January 13 2012

Inspired by Austen: Sister Acts from Nora Roberts, Eloisa James, Mary Balogh, and More!

Linguist and author Deborah Tannen describes the unique bond of sisterhood as the “the coming together of connection and competition.” Tannen also talks...
RachelHyland
December 17 2011

Georgette Heyer Reread: The Black Moth Part 14

In Which We Discuss Chapters XXVI and XXVII Welcome back to this reread of the manifold and magnificent works of that unparalleled doyenne of historical romantic fiction, Georgette Heyer. As we...