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Kate Nagy
February 25 2017

What Are the 7 Most Romantic Scenes in Fiction?

There's never not a good time to celebrate love in Romancelandia. Your mileage may vary on some of these, of course, so after you read this, be sure to share your favorites in the comments! This...
December 2 2016

So Conflicted: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
November 29 2016

Have You Ever Read Little Women?

Louisa May Alcott's Little Women is a cornerstone book for many readers. It is even a central element of an episode of Friends in which Joey reads Little Women for the first time (and Rachel...
September 14 2016

When Your Favorite Ship Sinks: Friends Forever (Gosh Darn It)

Editor's Note: This post contains spoilers for fans who are not caught up on (or have never read) Once Upon a Time (especially FrankenWolf shippers), Little Women, Avengers: Age of Ultron,...
July 30 2015

Romance News Roundup: “Gritty” Little Women and a Walking Dead Butt-Grab!

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. —Television network The CW has announced...
April 29 2015

Art Imitates Life: Romance Author Protagonists from James, Kleypas, Sands, and More!

Supporting the old adage that you should write what you know, it’s interesting to note that there are many romance novels starring romance novelist protagonists. There are many stereotypes...
October 18 2014

The Ties that Bind: Siblings in Romance Novels from Ashley, Roberts, Andre, and More!

Coming from a large family, I always enjoy reading romance books that also feature sibling relationships. Protectors, confidantes, and allies all rolled into one, your siblings can prove to be your...
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...
November 8 2013

More Knits for Crafty Readers

It’s finally autumn, the season of chilly breezes, changing leaves, crackling fires, and hot apple cider. It’s also prime knitting season, as any crafter can attest. “Heroines who...
March 20 2012

Author Kate Rothwell Talks the Earliest YA and Chick-Lit Author, Jean Webster

Today we welcome Kate Rothwell as a guest to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Kate writes under her own name, as well as the pseudonym Summer Devon. Kate’s latest release, Thank You, Mrs. M, was partly inspired...
September 28 2011

The First Blush of Romance: Girl Books from Alcott, Montgomery, Lovelace, and Wilder

Like many other readers, my first experience with romance in fiction was with the “girl books” popular with generations of female readers. I loved these books because the heroines are strong and...
August 22 2011

Perilous Play, Indeed: Louisa May Alcott Ate Hashish?

She might’ve been occasionally Puritanical (hands up—who tried to read Pilgrim’s Progress because of Little Women), an abolitionist, and a feminist, but Louisa May Alcott—whose Rose in Bloom...
August 20 2011

Wicked Excellent: Louisa May Alcott’s Massachusetts

Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Alcott If you want to live the life of the mind, head for Massachusetts. The home of Harvard, MIT, Amherst, and Mount Holyoke honors among its native sons and daughters...
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 25 2011

Team Laurie or Team Bhaer?: Taking Sides in the Little Women Triangle

“Marriage is an Excellent Thing, After All” Are you a Laurian or a Bhaerite? You know what I’m talking about, and surely you were nodding your head—or possibly shaking...