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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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
May 29 2014

Take Me Away: Top Five Romantic Getaways…And The Heroes to Pack with You!

In Lindsay Evans’s contemporary romance, Pleasure Under the Sun, the heroine Bailey Hughes is swept off on a romantic week abroad by her sexy hero, artist Seven Carmichael. The two start their...
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...
April 29 2014

10 Tropes That Make Historical Romance Awesome

Today we're thrilled to have not one but three authors—Gayle Callen, Laura Lee Guhrke, and Caroline Linden—weigh in on one of our favorite genres, historical romance. Gayle's latest...
April 18 2014

Bloodied Relations: Lucrezia, Scarlett, Cersei and More Ruthless Ladies!

Today is Lucrezia Borgia's birthday, born in Italy way back in 1480. Happy Birthday, Lucrezia! Lucrezia has become notorious in history as a woman who will do anything for her family, including...
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...
October 8 2013

Fifty Shades of Grey Casting News: Jennifer Ehle as Ana’s Mother!

Just out is the news that Jennifer Ehle, seen above as Elizabeth Bennet in 1995's Pride and Prejudice, has been cast as Anastasia's mother in the film adaptation of E.L. James's Fifty...
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...
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...
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...
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...
March 25 2013

H&H Off-Hours #2: These are Our Obsessions, Part 4

The final hour is at hand. We've talked Vampire Academy, TVD, and the role of Horror in Romance. But what is the not-so-hidden secret obsession of Site Manager Heather Waters? What is it about...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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,...
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...
January 28 2013

Pride & Prejudice 200 Years Later

On January 28, 1813,  publisher Thomas Egerton released Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice. In the 200 years since, this single novel has become a sizable industry, spawning not only...
January 16 2013

#LBD: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

                A wonderful, delightful distraction that is fast becoming my (and others') greatest obsession is the...
November 2 2012

Jane Eyre Laid Bare: A Sexual Exposé

Many authors have taken inspiration for their books from classics. The inspiration can range from using a name or a setting, to using entire scenarios from the originals, albeit written in a different...
October 3 2012

I Love Rock ’n’ Roll (Heroes): Rock Stars in Romance Novels

When I was thirteen years old, I attended my very first concert, and it was Rick Springfield's. *swoon* He was my first rock star hero crush. I was convinced he would see me in the crowd, fall madly...
September 13 2012

Come at Me, Bro!: Top Bromances

There exists a very special bond. You know the one. That particular kind of friendship that emerges from men that go through especially trying times together. That point where the only way to get over...
July 18 2012

Text Me, Maybe: When Your Favorite Characters Text Each Other

Every day people flirt, fight, and confess via Twitter, Instant Message, e-mail, and text. These technologies are showing up all over the pages of today’s fiction (After all, where would Christian...
June 20 2012

Author Jennifer Probst on Complete Opposites in Romance

Today we welcome Jennifer Probst to Heroes and Heartbreakers to discuss the very real adage that “opposites attract.” Jennifer’s The Marriage Bargain has taken readers by storm, landing...
January 13 2012

Inspired by Austen: Sister Acts from Nora Roberts, Eloisa James, Mary Balogh, and More!

Linguist and author Deborah Tannen describes the unique bond of sisterhood as the “the coming together of connection and competition.” Tannen also talks...