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Magnate by Joanna Shupe {Amanda’s Review}

Magnate by Joanna Shupe {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 2 May, 2016 by Amanda / 0 Comments

Hooray for historical romance outside Britain! Thoughts on Magnate What’s this, me reading a historical romance not set in Britain? Can’t remember the last time I did, and it was a nice, refreshing break from the norm. What’s not to love about NYC in the late 1800s? Joanna Shupe sticks to the tried and true trope […]

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Indigo by Beverly Jenkins Read-Along {Historical Romance 101}

Indigo by Beverly Jenkins Read-Along {Historical Romance 101}

Posted 29 April, 2016 by Amanda / 6 Comments

  INTRODUCTION Have you ever read a book by Beverly Jenkins? Nope, Indigo was my first! What were your expectations before reading Indigo? …none? I knew that Beverly Jenkins is a well-respected name in historical romance, and pretty much just hoped that I’d enjoy the story. Was there anything you were hesitant about? Um… in […]

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Favorite Historical Romance Endings {Historical Romance 101}

Favorite Historical Romance Endings {Historical Romance 101}

Posted 25 April, 2016 by Amanda / 7 Comments

Can we be honest? When it comes to remembering what happened in books—especially the endings—I have a terrible memory. That said. There are a few endings (or resolutions) that I do remember. I’ll try to keep spoilers to a minimum, but I make no guarantees. Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare — Our hero, Ransom, lets his […]

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Historical Romance Tearjerkers {Historical Romance 101}

Historical Romance Tearjerkers {Historical Romance 101}

Posted 22 April, 2016 by Amanda / 6 Comments

Today’s topic is tearjerkers or lighthearted romances, and since Julia Quinn and Tessa Dare seem to have the market cornered on lighthearted romances, I’m sticking with tearjerkers… even though I’m not a crier when it comes to books. Unless it involves dogs. Because dogs. And rather than include individual books, I’m going to feature the ultimate […]

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You by Caroline Kepnes {Beth’s Review}

You by Caroline Kepnes {Beth’s Review}

Posted 20 April, 2016 by Beth / 0 Comments

I will never forget about You. Thoughts on You What do you even say about this book? It’s creepy, it’s uncomfortable, and it’s so freaking amazing. I read this with a friend of mine and I couldn’t stop messaging her about this book the entire time that we were reading it. It’s like when you’re […]

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Favorite Historical Romance Tropes {Historical Romance 101}

Favorite Historical Romance Tropes {Historical Romance 101}

Posted 18 April, 2016 by Amanda / 6 Comments

Trope, for the purposes of this post, is all about common themes in books. You know the ones. Friends to lovers. Instalove. Too stupid to live. When it comes to historical romance, there are a few tropes I adore: Second chance romances Second chance romances are ones that have recently become my favorite: the lovers (literal […]

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Favorite Historical Romance Settings {Historical Romance 101}

Favorite Historical Romance Settings {Historical Romance 101}

Posted 15 April, 2016 by Amanda / 6 Comments

Rather than thinking of setting in broad terms (e.g., London, Scotland, the Americas), I’m getting deep into scene setting. Because why not? Also, it might be slightly boring otherwise considering how often the books I read are set in England. The glittering society party Lots of scenes in historical romance hinge on grand parties. The dancing, […]