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November 13 2014

Before The Flame and the Flower: Romance from Back in the Day

It is a truth pretty much universally acknowledged that the modern romance genre as we know it came into its own with the publication of The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss in 1972. The market...
July 17 2014

Travel the World Without Leaving Your Chair: Non-American Authors

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!” Each...
July 7 2014

You Bet Your Love: Gambling in Historical Romance

Whist. Vingt et un. Hazard and Loo and Faro and Piquet. If you have ever read a historical, and certainly one set in London between, say, the two Queens Elizabeth, then chances are you have come across...
August 5 2011

Barbara Cartland, Plagiarist? Georgette Heyer Thought So

We do admit to loving us some Barbara Cartland (see: Barbara Cartland: Queen of Romance or Derivative Moralist?), but even as a reading teen loving both Cartland and Georgette Heyer, it was clear the...
June 25 2011

Barbara Cartland: Queen of Romance, or Derivative Moralist?

Whenever I think back to my early forays into historical romance, four authors immediately come to mind. Georgette Heyer, of course. She was my first, and is still unsurpassed. Then came Clare Darcy,...
May 19 2011

No Bridget Jones’s Diary: My Top 10 Romantic Adaptations

With the sepia-toned splendor of the Robert Pattinson/Reese Witherspoon lovefest Water for Elephants newly in theaters, a romance reader's thoughts must inevitably turn to other beloved tales of...