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August 15 2017

Brontë or Austen?

Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility. These are some of the greatest work of literature for modern fans of fiction—especially if you're a romance...
July 2 2016

Oh No They Didn’t…Couples That Shouldn’t Work But Do

After writing my post on multicultural leads, there was one book in particular that caught my attention. Compassion by Xavier Neal is the story of a homeless vet who gets caught digging through...
May 17 2016

The Best Jane Eyre Adaptations Based on Mr. Rochester

As we observe the recent bicentennial of Charlotte Brontë’s birth (April 21), it is appropriate to take a critical look at the many filmed adaptations of Jane Eyre, her best-known work....
May 10 2016

Reader, I Married Him (Again): Jane Eyre Retellings You Haven’t Read Yet

It’s sometimes easy to forget how influential Charlotte Brontë was (and continues to be). Serious and intense where Jane Austen was sprightly and funny; wordy and oblique where her literary...
May 4 2016

From My Mother’s Bookshelves: Celebrate Mother’s Day with Classic Romance

My love affair with romance fiction began more than half a century ago with books borrowed from my mother’s bookshelves. The summer I turned ten, my mother, weary of my whining about being...
April 21 2016

WWCBD: 8 Lessons from Charlotte Brontë (Through Jane Eyre)

1) Keep up with your Bible studies and be prepared to lie about it. You never know when you’ll be quizzed. “Psalms are not interesting.” I remarked “That...
November 13 2015

Romance News: Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed Movies Update

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now. —Fifty Shades of Grey movie sequels...
February 23 2015

The Swoonies 2015, Round 2: Historical Couples

Welcome to H&H’s very first couples battle, The Swoonies, where romance’s most popular pairings go head-to-head for the title of H&H’s Swoonworthiest Couple of the Year!...
February 13 2015

The Swoonies 2015, Round 1: Historical Couples

Welcome to H&H’s very first couples battle, The Swoonies, where romance’s most popular pairings go head-to-head for the title of H&H’s Swoonworthiest Couple of the Year!...
October 6 2014

Spooky, Sexy, and Mysterious: Top 10 Gothic Romance

Gothic romance is one of the oldest styles of romance novels; the formula of girl meets enigmatic boy in spooky location equals love has been around since the 1800s, but had its heyday during the 1960s...
August 13 2014

Byronic Baby Daddy: Three Reasons I Adore Mr. Rochester

Today we're joined by author Lia Riley, whose Upside Down is just out this month. Upside Down's hero isn't perfect, and he has his own issues to work through before—perhaps—finding...
Deneane Clark
July 7 2014

We Are Family: Sisters in History from the Brontes, the Jeromes, and More!

Today we're joined by author Deneane Clark, whose Mercy has just been released. Mercy is the most recent release in Deneane's historical romance series about sisters, the youngest of whom just...
May 8 2014

Jane Eyre’s Edward Rochester: Hero or Not?

Edward Rochester is nothing if not divisive. I spent last weekend harassing Megan Frampton about whether Edward Rochester (the ostensible hero of Jane Eyre) is actually heroic. We disagree. However,...
August 26 2013

Is Jane Eyre the Original New Adult Book?

The new genre New Adult is just as controversial as the topics it deals with—some readers think NA is just YA with sex, others think it's merely a marketing term, and the authors emerging...
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...
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...
July 25 2011

Romantic Heroes as Superheroes: Jane Eyre’s Rochester at X-Mansion

When the endlessly inventive Rachel Hyland told me about her piece on superheroes as romantic heroes, and suggested that I wax eloquent on the opposite topic, romantic heroes as superheroes, I was intrigued. Indeed,...
May 15 2011

What’s in a Name?: The Importance of Names in Romance Novels

William Shakespeare famously wrote: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose/By any other name would smell as sweet.” But while it’s true that a rose would...
April 20 2011

Fierce, Broody Passion: A Timothy Dalton Tribute

For many, Timothy Dalton was the lamest James Bond ever, and that's all they know about him. Which is a shame (and a truth—he was the lamest James Bond ever! Rebuttals in comments, please)...
April 1 2011

Team Heathcliff or Team Rochester?: Choose Your Favorite Bronte Hero

Yet another reason to be glad there's a new version of Jane Eyre: a good excuse to pledge our allegiance. Because when it comes to the Bronte sisters, most people are either on Team Rochester or...