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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...
willaful
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...
Myretta
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)...
Myretta
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...
KateNagy
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...
juliabroadbooks
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...
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,...
Myretta
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...
TessOliver
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...
Janga
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...
redline_
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...
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...
juliabroadbooks
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...
juliabroadbooks
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...
teamhandh
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,...
juliabroadbooks
March 28 2013

It’s Really Over: The End of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

**Epic spoilers for the whole series** It’s really over. The very last episode of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries aired today. On Monday I won’t have a new video to watch, new story developments...
juliabroadbooks
March 11 2013

Sob! Coming Toward the End of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries

We’re getting near the end of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries series. I know, I know. I don’t know what I’ll do with myself but the writers have said the series will wrap up at the...
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....
Myretta
February 15 2013

Jo Baker’s Longbourn Will Take Pride and Prejudice Belowstairs

What are we to think of the announcement of Jo Baker's forthcoming book (and possibly film), Longbourn? The announcement states: “Riffing off the Jane Austen tale, Longbourn will...
Janga
February 14 2013

Vicars in Romance Novels from Carlyle, Balogh, and More!

Vicars appear regularly in romance fiction as secondary characters. Who can forget Jane Austen’s clergymen—the obsequious Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice, the vain and greedy Philip Elton...
juliabroadbooks
February 14 2013

A Roller Coaster of a Week for Lizzie Bennet on The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (#LBD)

***Many, many major LBD spoilers ahead*** *You’ve been warned* Lizzie started out the week in Episode 87 wallowing in guilt about how she failed Lydia who was still pretty much not talking,...
juliabroadbooks
February 1 2013

The Magic of a Touch: Lizzie and Darcy’s Unfolding Romance in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

One of the beautiful things about The Lizzie Bennet Diaries—and of course Pride and Prejudice—is the deliciously slow development of the relationship. One of the things they did right in...