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teamhandh
November 21 2014

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of November 2014

Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural, if our bloggers declare a tie ’cause they just can’t choose). It doesn’t have to...
Janga
October 23 2014

First Look: Mary Balogh’s Only Enchanting (October 28, 2014)

Mary Balogh Only Enchanting (Survivors’ Club #4) Signet / October 28, 2014 / $7.99 print, digital The Survivors' Club: Six men and one woman, all wounded in the Napoleonic...
maggieboyd66
October 15 2014

Dysfunctional Parents in Romance Novels from Robb, Quick, Walker, and More

Plenty of people joke about how dysfunctional their family is. For others, it is no joke at all, but a sad reality. Romance novels examine this issue by looking at how coming from a tough home situation...
maggieboyd66
October 1 2014

Fish Out of (Historical and Fantasy) Water

All of us have been the odd man out at some point in time. Whether it is the memory of our first day of kindergarten, or the first day at a new job, we can all relate to that weird mix of exhilaration...
teamhandh
September 27 2014

Trope of the Month: Mistresses and Courtesans!

Academically put, tropes are “common or overused theme[s] or device[s]," which makes them sound like cliches, which makes them seem like a bad thing. But they’re totally not! Romance...
maggieboyd66
September 18 2014

Inspiring! Top 10 Inspirational Romances

I’ve been reading romance novels since my middle school years, but it has only been in the last five years that I’ve really become a fan of the Inspirational market. Part of that was due...
Janga
September 2 2014

Meant for Each Other: Top 10 Couples in Historical Romance

If I say that I just did a quick tally of the historical romance keepers on one of my eight overflowing bookshelves and counted 180, you will have some idea of how daunting I found the task of selecting...
mandacollins
August 11 2014

Not Quite a Duke: In Praise of Younger Sons

Today we're joined by author Manda Collins, whose Why Lords Lose Their Hearts has just been released. Manda's book has a hero who is heroic, certainly (especially in the eyes of the heroine!),...
darlenemarshall
July 31 2014

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs: Reviewing the Black Moment from Balogh, Howard, Phillips, and More!

Ah, despair! We all love a funny romance with rakish pirates, but every now and then we want an author to rip out our heart and stomp all over it with pointy little stilettos. When you read any...
teamhandh
July 24 2014

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of July 2014

Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural, if our bloggers declare a tie ’cause they just can’t choose). It doesn’t have to...
JanetW
June 30 2014

First Look: Mary Balogh’s The Escape (July 1, 2014)

Mary Balogh The Escape (Survivors' Club) Dell / July 1, 2014 / $7.99 print / digital After surviving the Napoleonic Wars, Sir Benedict Harper is struggling to move on, his body...
Miranda Neville
June 18 2014

Separated Spouses in Historicals from Balogh, Haymore, Guhrke, and More!

Today we welcome author Miranda Neville to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Miranda's forthcoming release, Lady Windermere's Lover, has a married couple who've been apart for a year (his choice,...
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
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...
willaful
April 21 2014

Love in Disguise: The Complications of Disguise Plots in Romance

“In a life singular for its lack of attachments, to become obsessed with two women at once was lunacy.” —Connie Brockway, All Through the Night “There was no graceful...
Janga
April 14 2014

Shakespeare in Love: Romance Novels and the Bard

April 23, 2014, will mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, and Shakespeare lovers around the globe will be celebrating the occasion throughout the month of April with lectures,...
willaful
February 27 2014

Be True to Yourself: Ten Life Lessons from Mary Balogh

In a career spanning almost 30 years to date, Mary Balogh has broken numerous boundaries in romance. Sex in traditional Regencies. A courtesan heroine. An adulterous sex addict hero. A heroine who molested...
JanetW
February 14 2014

No Substitute for Love: The Regency Valentines of Mary Balogh, Part 2

We're taking a look at Mary Balogh's Valentine's Day stories, just in time for the day itself. Part 1 is here. Mary Balogh’s Regency Valentine story “The Substitute Guest”...
JanetW
February 7 2014

A Match Made in Balogh: The Regency Valentines of Mary Balogh, Part 1

Valentine’s Day is not a day that is anticipated with unalloyed pleasure if there’s no Valentine to love and cherish. Without a beau or a loving husband, it can be a very lonely day indeed....
Janga
January 10 2014

Kissin’ in the Snow and the Rain and...: Weather in Mary Balogh’s Novels

Whether it is Charles Dickens showing readers poor Bob Cratchitt shivering in the under-heated office of Scrooge and Marley, Emily Bronte revealing Catherine and Heathcliffe swept by storms external...
Janga
December 18 2013

The Best Gifts are Mary Balogh Christmas Novellas

Few historical romance authors can equal Mary Balogh’s record in writing Christmas stories. Her first Christmas novella, “The Star of Bethlehem,” appeared in the very first Signet...
MFrampton
December 11 2013

The Impregnable Fortress Scene in Mary Balogh’s A Christmas Promise

In Mary Balogh's A Christmas Promise, recently re-released as an e-book, the hero and heroine are blinded by both pride and prejudice, in that most iconic of romance conflicts. Eleanor Transome...
Janga
December 5 2013

Seeing Your Way to Love: Blind Heroes in Romance

Blind characters feature prominently in Western literature from very early in its history. Tiresias, who received the gift of prophecy from Zeus, was always a favorite of my students, whether they encountered...
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...
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...
teamhandh
September 20 2013

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of September 2013

Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural, if our bloggers declare a tie ’cause they just can’t choose). It doesn’t have to...
Janga
September 5 2013

Trysting with Heroes: Mary Balogh’s Best Beta Heroes

Mary Balogh’s seventy-sixth novel, The Arrangement, was released on August 27. The hero, Vincent Hunt, Viscount Darleigh, is a beta, the most recent in an impressive list of Balogh’s beta...
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...
Janga
August 30 2013

Redeeming the Heroine from Balogh, Phillips, O’Keefe and More!

Romance readers are notoriously tough on heroines. Some have theorized that readers hold heroines to a stricter standard because most romance readers are women who, in significant numbers, cast themselves...