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

Susan Carroll: The Wooing of Miss Masters

AUDRA LEIGH MASTERS HAD NO INTEREST IN DUKES, ELIGIBLE OR OTHERWISE! The entire county, however, was agog with the news that the infamous Duke of Raeburn –whose frown was as legendary as his fortune–was hosting a ball to choose a duchess! A chance encounter with the Scowling Duke himself only confirmed Audra’s desire to remain a spinster, content with her inheritance and her books. His … Expand