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Joan Wolf
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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...
Janga
March 5 2014

Made in America: American Heroines and Heroes in English-Set Historical Romances

For well over four decades, authors of historical romance novels have found that the conflict between American and British cultures adds interesting layers to the relationship between the hero and the...
Janga
April 1 2013

The I’s Have It: First-Person Point of View in Historical Romance

Try changing the point of view from first person to third person in the opening of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, and you will understand the power a first-person narrative can have. I doubt that...
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...
MeganMulry
June 22 2011

Vulgar Money Talk

“Ten thousand a year!” One of my favorite things about Jane Austen (in addition to the language, the plotting, the characters, the conflict resolution—you get the idea) is the money. Austen...
JanetW
March 31 2011

The “Spin the Moon Out of the Sky” Scene in Joan Wolf’s His Lordship’s Mistress

How often do we read a romance when it isn't fairly clear, fairly early on, that love and marriage is a possibility, even if a remote one? With a well-written mistress book in an aristocratic setting,...