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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...
willaful
December 3 2014

Top 5 Good “Other Women” from Mayberry, Beverley, and More!

The Evil Other Woman is a romance staple, although these days we're might be more likely to run into the Superfluous Other Woman—throwaway characters the hero never cared about and only used...
Janga
June 11 2014

Happy Father’s Day, Rothgar: Fathers in Jo Beverley’s Novels

Lord Wraybourne’s Betrothed, Jo Beverley’s first novel, was published in 1988. A Shocking Delight, her most recent novel was published in 2014. In the first, Beverley gives her heroine a...
willaful
May 19 2014

The Man Who Wasn’t There: Memorable Offscreen Characters from Beverley, Balogh, Eagle, and More!

One of the fascinating aspects of Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca is how alive and present the title character is, even though she's dead and the story's narrator never met her. Her remembered...
JanetW
March 28 2014

First Look: Jo Beverley’s A Shocking Delight (April 1, 2014)

Jo Beverley A Shocking Delight Signet Select / April 1, 2014 / $7.99 print / digital David Kerslake, smuggling master from The Dragon's Bride, is now Earl of Wyvern and must survive...
teamhandh
March 19 2014

April 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in April. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a very...
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...
JanetW
February 26 2014

Delighted by Jo Beverley’s Rogues: Anticipating A Shocking Delight

Remember that feeling of anticipation and delight that you felt for the holidays when you were a child? That’s how I feel about finally getting to read the April 1st release of A Shocking Delight,...
MFrampton
February 21 2014

What’s the Longest You’ve Waited for a Book?

We'll be covering the next release in Jo Beverley's Rogues series, A Shocking Delight, which comes out seven years after the last Rogues book. That's a long time to wait! What's...
MFrampton
December 14 2013

Waistcoat Ripper: When Heroines Rape the Hero in Romance

Back when calling a romance a “bodice-ripper” was actually accurate, rape was often an element in the unfolding of the romance between the hero and heroine. In those books, the hero—a...
Janga
December 13 2013

Five Lords a Loving: The Top Christmas Historical Romances of 2013

Each year I eagerly await the release of the new Christmas romances and always find at least a handful to add to my Christmas collection that will be brought out for rereading during Christmases yet...
Janga
November 7 2013

Addicted to Love: Anticipating Series Books from Beverley, Kleypas, Roberts, and More!

My name is Janga, and I’m a series addict. The habit goes back to childhood when my favorite fictional characters—Jo March, Anne Shirley, and Betsy Ray—were featured in series that...
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...
JanetW
August 16 2013

Seduction in Prose: A Jo Beverley Appreciation

English-born Jo Beverley has written medievals, Georgians, Regencies, science fiction and oh-so-au-courant, a trilogy featuring three young men all bearing the royal baby name of the summer of 2013,...
teamhandh
August 14 2013

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Jo Beverley’s A Shocking Delight!

Today we're pleased to reveal, for the first time anywhere, the cover to Jo Beverley's A Shocking Delight, coming in spring 2014. Let's see—there's an earl, a marriage of necessity,...
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
May 20 2013

Short, Delicious, and Oh-So-Sweet: Favorite Historical Novellas

My love affair with the novella began when as an undergrad I discovered I much preferred “Bartleby the Scrivener” to Moby Dick and “The Dead” to Ulysses. Part of the attraction...
AnnaBowling
March 21 2013

All in the Family: Family Sagas in Romance Novels

It takes one generation to make it, One generation to lose it, One generation to talk about it, And one to make it again —Valerie Sherwood These days, a historical romance series usually...
AnnaBowling
January 4 2013

Fairies Cast a Spell in Romance Novels: Moning, Putney, and More!

The fair folk have a long history of entangling themselves in the love lives of mortals. Shakespeare made use of this trope in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Disney gave us a plethora of fairy godmothers,...
Janga
December 8 2012

Joyful Holiday Stories from Putney, Beverley, Elliott, Gracie, and More!

One of the first new Christmas books I read this year was Mischief and Mistletoe, an anthology that includes stories by eight romance authors who blog together as the Word Wenches. They are (in the...
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,”...
Janga
February 14 2012

Love and Kisses: 10 Swoonworthy Kisses in Romance

Happy Valentine’s Day! Cynicism about this holiday has become common, and many see February 14 as just another excuse to empty the pockets of consumers, who will spend more than $16 billion on cards,...
Torifl
February 4 2012

Fresh Meat: Jo Beverley’s A Scandalous Countess (Feb. 7, 2012)

Jo Beverley A Scandalous Countess Signet, $7.99, February 7, 2012 Lady May is back. And so is the scandal that sent her tumbling from her position as the toast of London, when her husband, the...
teamhandh
December 28 2011

H&H Bloggers Pick the Best of 2011: Pamela Webb-Elliott, Victoria Janssen, and Evangeline Holland

Want to know what books your favorite bloggers most enjoyed in 2011? Be sure to check out each post in the Best of 2011 series! Pamela Webb-Elliott Spellcast by Barbara Ashford I knew...
Janga
December 3 2011

A Booklover’s Christmas: Reading Holiday Tales Each Year

I come from a long-line of Christmas aficionados with a host of seasonal rituals, and at my house, Christmas begins the weekend after Thanksgiving. We put up the tree and decorate without restraint....
MFrampton
November 15 2011

Modern-Day Rothgar? Men in High Heels

Historical novels, particularly ones set in the Georgian period, often feature Manly Men in Red High Heels as heroes; disconcerting at first, especially in books such as Georgette Heyer’s Powder...
Janga
November 13 2011

Chicks in Pants: Cross-dressing Historical Heroines

Cross-dressing heroines, or chicks-in-pants books as they are popularly known, are among my favorite reads when they are done well. Twelfth Night has long been my favorite Shakespearean comedy. One...
Myretta
September 20 2011

Lovingly Researched or Wallpaper? Pick Your Historical Poison

“Oh, that’s Wallpaper History!” I’m sure you’ve heard this exzclamation—and I’m sure it wasn’t meant as compliment. Every Historical Romance novel has to have involved some degree...