Top Ten: Marriage of Convenience Regency Romances

One of my favorite romance tropes (especially if comedy) is the marriage/engagement of convenience.  I haven’t analyzed why I love it very deeply, but my instinct tells me its a delight in the absurd about two people forced together who end up falling in love (because, of course, its romance and there has to be a HEA). This plot is perhaps most believable in the … Expand

Top Five: Hot New Reads for the Summer

1. Released this February, Mary Balogh’s second installment in her Westcott series, Someone to Hold, promises all the charm and romance of a good Balogh. 2.  Lorraine Heath brings a sexy Marquess and naughty American heiress together for a hot and complicated romance. 3.  Sabrina Jeffries brings the heat in this soon to be released (June 20th) fourth installment in her Sinful Suitors series.  A little after the … Expand

Regency Women of Character: Women at Waterloo

During a lull in fighting at Waterloo in 1815, British solidiers found the bodies of two women.  “I saw one of them,” wrote Captain Henry Ross-Lewin of the 32nd Regiment of Foot. “She was dressed in a nankeen jacket and trousers, and had been killed by a ball which had passed through her head.”  Other women masquerading as male solidiers would too be discovered.  One … Expand

New Releases Quick Review: Regency Romance Titles

Unclaimed by Courtney Milan Publish Date: September 2011      Reviewers are giving it an average: 9/10 In Pursuit of Miss Eliza Cynster: A Cynster Novel by Stephanie Laurens Publish Date: September 2011       Reviewers are giving it an average: 7/10 Confessions of an Improper Bride by Jennifer Haymore Publish Date: August 2011              Reviewers are giving it an average: 9/10 The Secret Mistress by Mary Balogh  Publish Date: September 2011       … Expand