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teamhandh
November 24 2016

Trivia: Can You Remember These Romance Novelists’ First Novel?

It's H&H Trivia Night, and what could make trivia more fun!?—make it about romance novels! Flex your brain muscles and see if you can recall your favorite romance author's very...
nazkey
June 27 2016

Staying “At Home” Forever: 12 TV Shows and Movies to Watch If You’re Going into Downton Abbey Withdrawals

It's summer and time to start binge-watching period dramas! With so many online options, there’s no shortage of old-fashioned romance to help you escape for a few hours (or days). Here’s...
JenniferProffitt
June 15 2016

The Book Was Better: Romance Novels vs. Screen Adaptation Battle Royale!

The epic battle of book vs screen has been raginging since the beginning of time. Okay, that's an overstatement, but for decades at this point, we have seen our favorite books and series adapted...
Janga
May 4 2016

From My Mother’s Bookshelves: Celebrate Mother’s Day with Classic Romance

My love affair with romance fiction began more than half a century ago with books borrowed from my mother’s bookshelves. The summer I turned ten, my mother, weary of my whining about being...
JenniferProffitt
February 18 2016

What Do You Consider the “First” Romance Novel?

For many, the very first official romance novel would be Kathleen E. Woodiwiss's The Flame and the Flower, published back in 1972 by Avon Romance. However, before that there were Georgette...
JenniferProffitt
February 18 2016

What Do You Consider the “First” Romance Novel?

For many, the very first official romance novel would be Kathleen E. Woodiwiss's The Flame and the Flower, published back in 1972 by Avon Romance. However, before that there were Georgette...
JenniferProffitt
January 21 2016

Throwback Thursday: Do You Remember Alan Rickman in Sense & Sensibility?

Had we asked this question a week and a half ago, the answer might have been a little different. But in the wake of Alan Rickman's recent death, the answer is a probably a resounding “yes,...
nazkey
December 23 2015

Everybody Nobody Loves Emma... Except Mr. Knightley! Celebrating 200 Years of Emma

Jane Austen famously claimed that no one but her would like the heroine of her fourth published book. Emma Woodhouse, the spoiled, self-centered, and rather oblivious protagonist of Emma is a complicated...
JenniferProffitt
December 17 2015

Throwback Thursday: What Words of Wisdom Have You Learned from Jane Austen?

Source: weheartit.com Yesterday marked Jane Austen's 240th Birthday! We've learned a lot from her as we get to know each of her novels. With 240...
HeatherWaters
December 16 2015

Romance News: Get All Fired Up and Celebrate Jane Austen’s Birthday

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. {Did you know you can sign up to receive...
JenniferProffitt
December 13 2015

Shipping Sunday: Sense and Sensibility Elinor Dashwood/Edward Ferrars

Today marks the 20th Anniversary of Sense and Sensibility. Now you may be saying “hold on a second...” but we're talking the movie! On December 13, 1995, Emma Thompson stepped into...
maggieboyd66
October 1 2015

Celebrating Love: An Officer and a Gentleman’s Heroine as Romance Type

There’s a post on Pinterest which shows Hermione Granger, Princess Leia, Katniss Everdeen and Bella Swan. The captions beneath the pictures read “I fought a Dark Lord. I led an...
HeatherWaters
September 18 2015

Romance News Roundup: Barbara Delinsky, Shapeshifter Romance Deal, and 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. —Barbara Delinsky's novel Commitments...
HeatherWaters
September 14 2015

Romance News Roundup: Molly O’Keefe Deal & How Much Austen Is Too Much?

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. —Deal Alert #1: Molly O'Keefe's...
JenniferProffitt
September 3 2015

The Best Pride and Prejudice Adaptations, in Order of Mr. Darcy Hotness (An Opinionated Opinion)

We all have definitive opinions on the best adaptations of our favorite romance novels—and yes, today, I am counting Pride and Prejudice among that number! You see, romance doesn't get...
HeatherWaters
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...
JenniferProffitt
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...
TanyaLK
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....
teamhandh
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!...
MFrampton
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...
JessicaEvans
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...
teamhandh
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!...
teamhandh
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...
teamhandh
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...
nazkey
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...
nazkey
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...
RachelHyland
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...
MFrampton
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,...
AmyPine
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...
JanetW
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...