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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...
February 22 2017

Puck Love: Romance News & Deals from Sawyer Bennett, Paige Tyler, and More!

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance. {Did you know you can sign up to receive Afternoon Tea as an e-mail? Sign up to have your daily cuppa delivered...
September 16 2016

Heroines Who Find Their Power: From Jane Eyre to Game of Thrones’s Sansa

Some romantic heroines kick ass from the get-go and that's that. They may have moments of vulnerability, but their essential badassery is never in question. Think Claire from Outlander, for...
June 27 2016

Staying “At Home” Forever: 12 TV Shows and Movies to Watch If You’re Going into Downton Abbey Withdrawals

It's summer and time to start binge-watching period dramas! With so many online options, there’s no shortage of old-fashioned romance to help you escape for a few hours (or days). Here’s...
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...
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 14 2014

H&H Debriefing #20: Fifty Shades of Adaptations

It's that time again! In a new edition of the H&H Debriefing, Team H&H's Megan, Jenn, and Heather discuss the new Fifty Shades of Grey trailer and open up the floor to a wider discussion...
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...
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,...
April 3 2014

Man Meddle Not with Me: Onscreen Cheating

Cheating—is it ever excusable? Many romance readers have reading dealbreakers, and one of the most mentioned dealbreaker is cheating in romance novels. But (and you knew there was...
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...
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...
June 6 2013

Author Cat Devon and Editor Jennifer Enderlin Discuss Vampires, Heroes, Death, Sex, and Chocolate

We're delighted to welcome author Cat Devon, whose Sleeping with the Entity is out this week, and her St. Martin's Press editor, Jennifer Enderlin, here to talk—in their words—about...
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...
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...
July 13 2012

July 2012 Recommendations: Heiresses, Tattoos, and OMG Moments

At the end of last year, we ran our fabulous bloggers’ lists of top reads of the year. Those posts were so fun that we’ve decided to continue, asking our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve...
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...
September 2 2011

Working Stiff: Workplace Romance

On Monday, the United States celebrates Labor Day, which was originally instituted as a way to recognize America’s workers. Today Americans use it to celebrate the barbecue grill, the deck, and...
August 16 2011

Bring Michael Fassbender Home! (in Jane Eyre)

Out on DVD today is Jane Eyre, starring Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska, and since we’re all about: 1. Michael Fassbender 2. Classic love stories 3. Masterful lords of the manor 4....
August 11 2011

Jane Eyre...and a Michael Fassbender Fix

In honor of Jane Eyre’s upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release (this coming Tuesday, August 16, to be precise—we’ve already marked our calendars, how about you?), we bring you: a dose of Michael Fassbender-Mia...
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 17 2011

For the Love of...Jane Eyre and Vampires!

Jane Eyre...and Vampires? Director Jim Jarmusch is set to direct a vampire film starring previous Jane Eyre co-stars Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska (as well as Tilda Swinton). Jarmusch...
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...
March 13 2011

I Came, I Saw, I Swooned: Thoughts on Jane Eyre

The actors may have been too pretty and the film may or may not be the best adaptation of the classic novel yet, but in this Jane Eyre fan’s opinion, Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender turned...
March 11 2011

Reader, I Watched Him: Jane Eyre On Screen

I think that most people will agree that the definitive Jane Eyre adaptation has yet to be made. Recently there's been a lively discussion about whether Michael Fassbender is ugly enough to...
March 4 2011

Is Fassbender’s Mr. Rochester Ugly Enough?

Jane Eyre movie stills have been released by Focus Features. Naturally, this discovery caused quite a bit of excitement at H&H. It also raised the questions: Is Michael Fassbender really ugly enough...