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December 17 2016

Smile After Smile: Christmas with Children in Romance from Balogh, Morgan, and More!

Karina Bliss mentioned in her most recent newsletter that she just reissued Kiss Me, Santa, her novella in Harlequin’s 2010 Christmas anthology, That Christmas Feeling. I own a print copy...
May 25 2016

Nothing Between Them: Using—and Not Using—Birth Control in Romance

When it comes to depicting birth control in cis-het romance, readers fall in widely different camps. Some feel the very mention is a buzzkill. Others think leaving it out makes the characters too...
February 17 2016

Childless by Choice: When Heroines Decide They Don’t Want Children

I have a romance pet peeve.  The second the heroine complains of a gurgling tummy, a lack of interest in drinking, or vomits even once, I’ll lift my head from the pages and scream loudly,...
May 10 2015

I Didn’t Give You Life, Life Gave You Me: Adoption Stories in Romance Novels

I didn’t give you the gift of life, But in my heart I know. The love I feel is deep and real, As if it had been so. For us to have each other Is like a dream come true! No,...
May 7 2015

Reunited: Mother’s Day Through the Eyes of the Birth Mother

Almost every country in the world celebrates “motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society,” because let’s face it, mothers make the world go round. The road...
January 29 2015

Matchmakers of Unusual Kinds from Macomber, Evanovich, and More!

Most of us have heard the song “Matchmaker” from Fiddler on the Roof: Matchmaker, matchmaker make me a match/Find me a find/Catch me a catch. In this heartfelt ditty, a young woman is asking...
Lynne Connolly
January 21 2015

First Look: Jessica Lemmon’s Bringing Home the Bad Boy (January 27, 2015)

Jessica Lemmon Bringing Home The Bad Boy (Second Chance) Forever / January 27, 2015 / $6.00 print, $5.99 digital Evan Downey needs a new beginning. Since the death of his wife five years...
October 31 2014

First Look: Marie Harte’s What to Do with a Bad Boy (November 4, 2014)

Marie Harte What to Do with a Bad Boy Sourcebook / November 4, 2014 / $7.99 print & digital WHAT IS WITH MIKE McCAULEY? Every time Delilah Webster runs into Mike McCauley, he practically...
August 13 2014

First Look: Maggie Robinson’s The Reluctant Governess (August 19, 2014)

Maggie Robinson The Reluctant Governess  (Ladies Unlaced #3) Intermix / August 19, 2014 / $4.99 digital A secretary for the renowned Evensong Agency, Eliza Lawrence may have a...
December 4 2013

A Pattern of Perfection: Childbirth and Motherhood in LaVyrle Spencer’s Morning Glory

Set in a small town and an isolated farm in Georgia in 1941, LaVyrle Spencer's classic convenient marriage romance Morning Glory in some ways feels more like Americana stories set in the 19th century...
May 9 2012

Moms of the Future: Why Are There So Few Moms in Sci-Fi Romance?

Ah, motherhood! It’s an unparalleled experience of cuddling with rosy-cheeked babies, holding the wee little hands of children during their wide-eyed discovery of the world’s myriad experiences,...
June 9 2011

Daddy’s Girls: Children in Romance

Have you noticed all the kids in romances lately? It seems like (and please excuse me for sounding terribly crass) children are the new accessory du jour to pull at the heartstrings. It’s either...