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January 7 2016

Despair, Delight, and... A Yellow Dog?: Patricia Gaffney’s To Have and To Hold

Suave, cynical, and too handsome for his own good, Sebastian Verlaine never expects to become a magistrate judging the petty crimes of his tenants and neighbors. Nor can the new Viscount D’Aubrey...
October 15 2014

Dysfunctional Parents in Romance Novels from Robb, Quick, Walker, and More

Plenty of people joke about how dysfunctional their family is. For others, it is no joke at all, but a sad reality. Romance novels examine this issue by looking at how coming from a tough home situation...
July 31 2014

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs: Reviewing the Black Moment from Balogh, Howard, Phillips, and More!

Ah, despair! We all love a funny romance with rakish pirates, but every now and then we want an author to rip out our heart and stomp all over it with pointy little stilettos. When you read any...
December 7 2013

Top 10 American Historicals: An Opinionated Opinion

I grew up reading and rereading Elswyth Thane’s Williamsburg series, not exactly romance fiction, but with all the matches from Tibby and Julian in Colonial America through six more books to their...
September 4 2013

Class Differences in Historical Romance, Part 2: She Stoops to Conquer and to Fall (in Love)

While tales of the gentleman ignoring the strictures of society to marry a heroine of humble status is a long-established tradition in romance fiction, tales of the lady marrying the groom or even the...
August 2 2013

Bottomless Sorrow in Patricia Gaffney’s Forever and Ever

**This post contains SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS.** The final book in Patricia Gaffney’s Victorian-set Wyckerley trilogy, Forever and Ever, brings together a radical from a poor Cornish mining...
June 19 2013

Old Vey!: Jewish Characters in Historical Romance

Where are all the Jewish characters in historical romance? Old Testament retellings of Biblical stories are readily found in inspirational romance, but isn’t there more? The history of Jewish...
June 12 2013

Mooning Over June’s Digital Reissues

This month, readers will find all manner of digital reissues. First up, Heart of the West, a western historical from Penelope Williams, followed by Patricia Gaffney’s Victorian series, the Wyckerly...
May 17 2013

May 2013 Bloggers’s Recommendations: Teachers, Shifters, Linebackers, and More

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...
July 7 2012

Adding to the Mother Lode List: Gaffney’s To Have and To Hold

“That Reminds Me…” Just seconds ago, I closed To Have and To Hold by Patricia Gaffney and my fingertips are tingling with the need to dump my brain onto the page. This was one of...
January 11 2012

Love Is in the Details: Patricia Gaffney’s Crooked Hearts

I was a late convert to Patricia Gaffney’s novels. It wasn’t until the summer of 2010 that I finally read To Have and To Hold (1995), one of the most-discussed romance novels ever, and was astonished...
November 11 2011

Where Are They Now? Authors I Wish Would Write More Books

Despite the overflowing TBR bookshelf and a couple of dozen unread ebooks  (all books I truly want to read), sometimes I’m just hungry for a new book from a particular author, one whose books...
April 15 2011

Purely Delicious: Top 5 Virgin Heroes

I adore virgin heroes. Adore. I love the reversal aspect; it’s so common for romance heroines to be virgins that’s it barely worth mentioning in a review (unless they’re a virgin...