Tag: historical romance

10 Questions for Regina Scott

10 Questions for Regina Scott

Regina Scott knew she was destined to become a writer the minute she finished her first story, “Mummies at the Lake,” in the third grade. She put that dream on hold in order to pursue more financially secure jobs—preschool teacher, day-care professional, and communications specialist among them. Later, when she realized that the only thing she […]

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You Had Me at Historical: 19 Titles for Romance Fans

You Had Me at Historical: 19 Titles for Romance Fans

Those of us of a certain age might remember a series of commercials for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Here’s how they go: two people, one carrying an unwrapped bar of chocolate and the other person an open jar of peanut butter, bump into each other. The first person says, “You’ve got peanut butter in my […]

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Busting the Glass Ceiling: 23 Romances for Rule Breakers

Busting the Glass Ceiling: 23 Romances for Rule Breakers

Though women in historical romances tend to abide by the social mores and rules that govern their societies, they can also be very anachronistic. Whether Victorian England, the wilds of the American Frontier, or the banks of the Nile River, there are always rule breakers—women who decree that they will do what they want to […]

Regency Romance Takes a Spooky Turn in Alison Goodman’s The Dark Days Club

Regency Romance Takes a Spooky Turn in Alison Goodman’s The Dark Days Club

Lynn: Here’s something you might not have guessed about me: I’m a closet Georgette Heyer fan from way back. It’s true. When I’m yearning for a comfort read, I often turn to the creator of Regency romance and her murders-with-manners. Her books have gotten me through some sad days and I’m here to say that I think […]

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Holiday Romance: ‘Tis the Season!

Holiday Romance: ‘Tis the Season!

The holidays are coming fast and furious, as they seem to do each year. The leftover oranges and blacks of Halloween haven’t even reached the clearance aisle when the blues, silvers, reds, greens, and golds begin to replace them. Thanksgiving is just a speed bump as we race to the end of the year and […]

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Sneak Preview of “Love between the Covers,” a Documentary Film about Romance Readers

Romance readers are a unique community. They avidly read books about love, and they love these novels and the authors who write them with an ardor born of both affirmation and defiance. Romance readers and writers revel in the fact that every romance improvises, like jazz musicians on a basic melody, like poets writing haiku […]

A Race to Splendor

A Race to Splendor

If you like historical romance, then you will enjoy Ciji Ware’s A Race to Splendor. Set during and following the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, A Race to Splendor is a perfect blend of politics and tension, featuring a tempestuous romance between two complex, well-drawn characters. I found Ware’s book on our new […]

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