Category Archives: Historicals

Books with Buzz: Sherry Thomas Interview and Giveaway (Contest Closed)

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I love the books of Sherry Thomas.  And, with His at Night scheduled for release on May 25th, those who love historical romance as much as I do have reason to celebrate. … Continue reading

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The Pregnant Heroine

As so many of us have blogged about our reading preferences lately, I began thinking about my own romance likes and dislikes.   As I’ve gotten older or simply have read more, I’ve noticed differences in my reading preferences and have … Continue reading

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Contemporary Clichés

I’ve got my cranky pants on today. First of all, I’ve always loved contemporary romance.  And there are many – many – writers of contemporary romance I love.  Really love.  Welcome to Temptation is my touchstone for all that is … Continue reading

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Speaking of Audiobooks: The Outlander Series

The audiobook standard of excellence in my opinion is undoubtedly the unabridged version of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series as told by narrator Davina Porter.  Specifically, I am talking about the first four in the series:  Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, … Continue reading

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Where Have all the Medievals Gone? – AND a Contest!

I’ve enjoyed historical fiction for as long as I can remember,but it was only in the early 1990s that I started reading historical romance in earnest. As a broke student, used bookstores were my main source of books and these … Continue reading

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Wartime Historical Settings

Does the thought of a bond forged amidst the destruction of war make you think of hope or despair? Seeing a couple fall in love knowing that one will have to go off to war gives a sense of urgency … Continue reading

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Acceptable Anachronism

Though I read many different types of romance, historicals remain at the top of my list. At various times, I find myself turning over in my mind a certain question, though. Why is it that I can easily forgive certain … Continue reading

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