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SuperWendy
November 17 2014

Bountiful Harvest: Not-Your-Usual Historicals for November 2014

As winter not-so-slowly begins creeping up on many of us, this is typically the time of year that the publishing industry slows down a bit. Most, if not all, the holiday reads were dumped on the shelves...
SuperWendy
October 16 2014

Brain Candy: Not-Your-Usual Historicals for October 2014

Trick or treat, new historicals cannot be beat! In between watching the leaves turn, unpacking your warm winter clothes, sipping apple cider, and pilfering all the mini-Snickers bars from your kids’...
MFrampton
October 5 2014

Shipping Sunday: The Knick’s Dr. Thackery and Nurse Lucy

First off—no spoiler here!—The Knick, a new show on Cinemax starring Clive Owen, is NOT a romance. It's about a “casual racist” doctor who's addicted to cocaine...
willaful
September 29 2014

First Look: Lisa Henry’s Sweetwater (September 29, 2014)

Lisa Henry Sweetwater Riptide / September 29, 2014 / $6.99, digital / $16.99, print Elijah Carter is afflicted. Most of the townsfolk of South Pass City treat him as a simpleton because...
SuperWendy
September 24 2014

Hitting the Books: Not-Your-Usual Historicals for September 2014

September means back to school time, and what better way to celebrate than with a bit of history that takes you off the beaten Almack’s path. The variety of settings is a welcome sight this month...
CharliMac
September 12 2014

Drink Up! Boardwalk Empire and Jamie Brenner’s Gin Lovers

**Note: This post contains spoilers of all aired episodes of Boardwalk Empire and Jamie Brenner's Gin Lovers, proceed with caution!** It is the fifth and final season of HBO’s Boardwalk...
CherylSneed
September 12 2014

First Look: Connie Brockway’s The Songbird’s Seduction (September 16, 2014)

Connie Brockway The Songbird's Seduction Montlake Romance / September 16, 2014) / $9.99 print, $3.99 digital Effervescent bon vivant Lucy Eastlake is a young operetta singer whose...
teamhandh
August 21 2014

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of August 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...
SuperWendy
July 16 2014

With a Bang! Not Your Usual Historicals for July 2014

Here in the States, July means summer vacations, barbeques, July 4th fireworks and soaking up the sun. This month’s crop of not-your-usual historicals certainly gives historical romance fans plenty...
AnnaBowling
February 28 2014

First Look: Jeannie Lin’s The Jade Temptress (Lotus Palace) (March 3, 2014)

Jeannie Lin Jade Temptress Harlequin / March 3, 2014 / $4.99 digital Charming and seductive, Mingyu is the most sought-after hostess in the pleasure quarter. She has all men wrapped...
SuperWendy
January 24 2014

Resolve to Read Beyond England: Not-Your-Usual Historicals for January 2014

January means a new year, new resolutions, and recovering from our collective post-holiday hangover. It’s that magical month of the year where we vow to change our ways, cut back on our chocolate...
SuperWendy
December 10 2013

Tidings of Joy: Not-Your-Usual Historicals for December 2013

December is a notoriously slow month when it comes to new releases, and the list of off-the-beaten track historicals holds true to that fact. But while the list may be light, that does not mean there...
SuperWendy
November 22 2013

Don’t Tread on Me: Not-Your-Usual Historicals Shopping List for November 2013

When I look at the new historical romance offerings every month, hoping to pinpoint settings and tropes that are off-the-beaten path, what I usually find is all over the map. Everything from Vikings...
SuperWendy
October 17 2013

A Cornucopia of Variety: Not-Your-Usual-Historicals Shopping List for October 2013

October brings a nip in the air, and the dawning realization that the holiday season is just around the corner—whether we’re prepared for it or not.  It is also the traditional time...
SuperWendy
September 25 2013

Don’t Let Napoleon Win: Not-Your-Usual Historicals for September 2013

September seems to be a thin month in general for historicals, so there are only a few options for Prinny-free historicals this month.  Still, there’s a nice variety here among the offerings...
SuperWendy
August 12 2013

Spiking Almack’s Lemonade: Not-Your-Usual Historicals for August 2013

I love the Regency, you love the Regency, but sometimes we all need a historical romance that doesn’t mention the weak lemonade at Almack's. Without further ado, here are some historical romances...
SuperWendy
July 30 2013

Beau Brummel Is Mr. Snotty Pants: Not-Your-Usual-Historicals Shopping List For July 2013

I love the Regency, you love the Regency, but sometimes we all need a historical romance that doesn’t mention Beau Brummel. Without further ado, here are some historical romances hitting the shelves...
SuperWendy
June 17 2013

No Prinny in Sight!: Not-Your-Usual-Historicals Shopping List For June 2013

Hey, we love Almack’s, the Season, ballrooms, and Dukes—but sometimes a girl needs a little change of scenery. Without further ado, here are some historical romances hitting the shelves...