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May 11 2015

Romance News Roundup: Vivian Arend Deal & More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now. —The Romance News Roundup is going on hiatus—but...
April 16 2015

Throwback Thursday: Which Jane Austen Character Are You?

On this day in H&H History, Myretta Robens discussed which Jane Austen character are you? Sure you've taken the quizzes, but this post came with handy-dandy modern recommendations. Are you a...
April 8 2015

The Sisterhood of Spinsterhood: 8 Firmly On-the-Shelf Romance Heroines from Austen, Hoyt, Kleypas, and More!

Spinster (noun): A woman beyond the typical age of marrying with little likelihood to do so. A crueler name disguised in polite society could not have been created for our historical romance heroines....
February 13 2015

The Swoonies 2015, Round 1: Historical Couples

Welcome to H&H’s very first couples battle, The Swoonies, where romance’s most popular pairings go head-to-head for the title of H&H’s Swoonworthiest Couple of the Year!...
January 28 2015

Pride and Prejudice Published on January 28, 1813

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an...
January 14 2015

Today’s Hardly Plain Jane: Thoroughly Modern Austen

Today we're joined by author Jessica Evans, who has been inspired by Jane Austen's iconic Pride and Prejudice, and written The Muse, updating the characters of Elizabeth and Darcy to modern...
December 16 2014

Romance News Roundup: Jane Austen, Dane and Hoyt Deals, and More!

Welcome to H&H's brand-new daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now. —Happy birthday, Jane Austen!...
November 19 2014

December 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in December. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got...
November 14 2014

H&H Debriefing #20: Fifty Shades of Adaptations

It's that time again! In a new edition of the H&H Debriefing, Team H&H's Megan, Jenn, and Heather discuss the new Fifty Shades of Grey trailer and open up the floor to a wider discussion...
November 3 2014

Death Comes to Pemberley Episode 2: Prejudicial Proceedings

PBS's new two-part British miniseries, Death Comes to Pemberley, is based on P.D. James's book of the same name and first aired in three parts on BBC One in the UK last December. The story begins...
October 27 2014

Death Comes to Pemberley Episode 1 Recap: Death and the Darcys

PBS's new two-part British miniseries, Death Comes to Pemberley, is based on P.D. James's book of the same name and first aired in three parts on BBC One in the UK last December. The story begins...
September 26 2014

We Laugh Because We Love: Top 10 Romance Parodies

Obviously, we all love Romance as a genre. None of us would be here if we didn’t. (Here, as in at this site obviously, not here as in alive and in the world.) But loving something does not mean...
September 17 2014

Hearts Flutter as Benedict Cumberbatch Recreates Wet Darcy Scene for Charity!

He's doing this for good, people! Benedict Cumberbatch recently recreated the stepping out of the water scene from the 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth. The charity,...
September 15 2014

Beta Heroes: Ten Contemporary Romance Heroes Who Show Us That Good = Hot.

**Spoilers! This post may cause a minor to severe reaction to spoilers from books featuring the top contemporary beta heroes—but don't worry, these guys will nurse you back to health.** I...
May 1 2014

Said Discreetly, Heard Everywhere: Eavesdropping in Romance Novels

One of the most disconcerting events that can happen to a romance hero or heroine is to overhear someone say something mean about them. Five examples, from books published between 1813 and 2013, demonstrate...
December 20 2013

The Rest of the Story: Jo Baker’s Longbourn

Pride and Prejudice may have inspired more spin-offs, rewrites, imitations, and alternate versions than any other work of fiction—did the world really need another one? When it's as compelling...
December 16 2013

10 Things I Learned from Jane Austen

I have spent most of my adult life with Jane Austen, whose birthday is today, and she has taught me a great deal about life in general. Oddly, a lot of it has nothing to do with Fitzwilliam Darcy.   1)...
December 3 2013

First Look: Karen Doornebos’s Undressing Mr. Darcy (December 3, 2013)

Karen Doornebos Undressing Mr. Darcy Berkley Trade / December 3, 2013/ $9.49 print / $7.99 digital Thirty-five-year-old American social media master Vanessa Roberts lives her thoroughly...
November 8 2013

More Knits for Crafty Readers

It’s finally autumn, the season of chilly breezes, changing leaves, crackling fires, and hot apple cider. It’s also prime knitting season, as any crafter can attest. “Heroines who...
October 8 2013

Initial Approval for Emma Approved

Yesterday saw the debut of the new webseries, Emma Approved, from the team responsible for The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. The new show is the team's adaptation of Austen’s Emma. While I loved...
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,...
October 1 2013

10 Regency Romances You Should Read (An Opinionated Opinion)

To follow Megan's example, I have chosen ten seminal Regency Romances for you. These are not my top ten best Regencies but books that have had an impact on the genre. In fact, if I were trying to...
September 20 2013

Author Tess Oliver on Why Mr. Darcy and Not Mr. Bingley???

Today H&H is joined by author Tess Oliver, who asks the hard-hitting question of why do we love Mr. Darcy so much—and not Mr. Bingley? Tess's latest release, Freefall, is a New Adult romance...
September 4 2013

Class Differences in Historical Romance, Part 2: She Stoops to Conquer and to Fall (in Love)

While tales of the gentleman ignoring the strictures of society to marry a heroine of humble status is a long-established tradition in romance fiction, tales of the lady marrying the groom or even the...
August 18 2013

Shipping Sunday: Mansfield Park’s Fanny/Edmund

Jane Austen created some of the most memorable couples of all time, including Mansfield Park's Edmund/Fanny—naturally these two deserved a Shipping Sunday of their own! Many movie...
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...
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...
May 17 2013

Welcome to the Welcome to Sanditon Mini Series

The folks behind The Lizzie Bennet Diaries are at it again. Remember the summer miniseries they promised during their Kickstarter campaign? It’s here! This adaptation of Jane Austen’s...
April 4 2013

What’s Next?: How to Fill Your Time After The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

There’s been a real hole in my week without a new The Lizzie Bennet Diaries episode. I have been planning my Mondays and Thursdays around the release of new LBD episodes for so long that I don’t...
March 30 2013

Poll: Which is Your Favorite Mr. Darcy?

This week we saw the end of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. We loved the new take on the classic Jane Austen tale, and it certainly gave us a chance to talk about our favorite incarnations of the moody,...