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

Candice Hern: Just One of Those Flings

The Merry Widows are thought to be among the finest ladies of society. Though secretly, their thoughts are quite unrefined. With the comforts of wealth to replace the absence of their husbands, the Merry Widows need not trouble themselves with marriage again. So they each agree to seek out a lover. Beatrice, Lady Somerfield, is too busy chaperoning her niece and overseeing her own daughters … Expand

Top Ten: Best Regency Romances for Teens

In no particular order, here is my top ten of Reg Roms for teens. Click on the cover to be whisked away for purchase, or hit the link on title/author to read my review. Meg Cabot: Victoria and the Rogue Short, sweet and often funny, this is a great YA read for those interested in historical romance. Anya Wylde: Dorothy Recommended for older teens, this … Expand

Top Ten: Regency Romances for Halloween Season

Last year I offered a list of Halloween and Autumn Reg Roms, and thought I would update it this year with some new offerings for those of you who love to celebrate the Season of the Witch! Jacquie D’Alessandro – Sleepless at Midnight A midnight book club of ladies reading Frankenstein.  This was an entertaining mass market that also had a spine tingling tone.  There … Expand