Category: Historical Romance 101


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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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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, […]

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Historical Romance 101 Is Back Again!

Historical Romance 101 Is Back Again!

Posted 29 March, 2016 by Amanda / 1 Comment

If you loved our Historical Romance 101 posts last year, you’ll love them again this year. Every Monday and Friday in April (except the first), we’ll be posting about all things historical romance. On the 29th, we’ll end the month with a read-along of Indigo by Beverly Jenkins, so if you’d like to chime in, […]

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#histrom101 Chat TONIGHT!

#histrom101 Chat TONIGHT!

Posted 27 October, 2015 by Amanda / 2 Comments

It’s that time again: #histrom101 chat time! THAT’S RIGHT. We’re talking historical romance TONIGHT, October 27th at 9 pm Eastern. Join us to talk about historical romance books, get recommendations, and connect with other readers.