Tag Archives: Roberta Gellis

AAR Staff Top Ten Favorites – Rike’s Picks

All the romances listed below are true Desert Island Keepers for me, and for each of them the following holds true: Whenever I open them to reread a particular scene, I cannot put them down again, and I end up … Continue reading

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In Search of the Real Regency

In my search for good historical reading, I’ll admit that I’m sometimes guilty of something. I’ll moan about Regency-set historicals as a shorthand for “historicals with idiot twit leads, wallpaper settings and stupid gimmicks that make me crazy.” And I … Continue reading

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What Makes a Book Unforgettable?

I had fun seeing the RITA and Golden Heart award nominations go up yesterday. There were some really good books up there! At first, I was just noting that I had read more of the nominees(and had more in my … Continue reading

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Setting the Mood

So, what about a setting makes it feel romantic? We tend to complain about settings being too wallpapery (the 21st Century Regency) or too cliched (every small town in possession of a fetching heroine must be in want of a … Continue reading

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You Never Forget the First

When I saw Sarah Johnson’s giveaway over at Reading the Past, her request for people to comment with the name of the novel that got them interested in reading historical fiction. Her contest got me thinking not just of historical … Continue reading

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Extra, extra! Read All About It! Roberta Gellis, Juno and more Elizabeth Elliott!

This seems to have been a week for all manner of random bits and snippets of news. So, I thought I’d share a few.

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