Category Archives: regency

Georgette Heyer’s “Sylvester” at Lifeline Theatre in Chicago

This fourth Lifeline Heyer adaptation is wonderful. They’ve managed to find every rising line and turning point in the story and make it fabulous and funny and farcical, cut out the lengthy bits in between—you’re a Heyer fan, so you know how big this book is!—and leave you satisfied that you’ve got the whole story. Continue reading

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BVC Announces Mad Maria’s Daughter by Patricia Rice

Mad Maria's Daughter by Patricia Rice

Tainted by the gossip about her mad mother, Daphne Templeton defies family and society by spurning the only gentleman to make her an offer. Fleeing London rumors, she’s captured by a highwayman, who believes her mad for not fearing him when he rides off with her. Even her beloved aunt fears she’s lost her wits for not encouraging her neighbor, the quiet but handsome Lord Griffin.

And Daphne has to question her own rationality when she prefers the clandestine kisses of a masked stranger to those of a gentleman who openly declares his love. . . Continue reading

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BVC Announces Crossed in Love by Patricia Rice

Crossed in Love by Patricia Rice

Love and Laughter 1 by Patricia Rice Three novellas and a short story from Regency author Patricia Rice: “The Borrowed Groom” A bride-to-be’s sister borrows the groom left standing at the altar. “Deceiving Appearances”

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Hapax, Heyer, Austen and the Language Attic (“ton” and “sprack”)

Six times, now, in the past few months I’ve been asked “Where was that blog post you put up about Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer?” That question, in addition to our “Language Attic” series, caused me to reprise this riff, … Continue reading

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Reading Blind: Guest post by Brian Gage

Reading Blind A Guest Post Brian D. Gage Vonda asked me to contribute. My first introduction to e-books and e-readers came this autumn, 2016. I’m totally blind, using a 4 gig PC, Windows 10 and JAWS 17, a screen reader … Continue reading

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In Praise of Fanny Price

I have been doing one of my semi-regular Jane Austen re-reads. Every time I find new things: This time I was chagrinned to realize the extent to which certain film versions had overwritten Miss Austen’s original text in my mind–not … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Magic in the Stars

Magic in the Stars Unexpected Magic, Book 1 by Patricia Rice He’s a scientist who studies the stars. She’s an astrologer who predicts the future. Can a lonely witch save a handsome unbeliever from his own doom? As an astrologer, … Continue reading

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Regency Romance–still new after 200 years

Regency romances have been a “thing” since the Silver Fork novels of the 1830s, which I suspect Georgette Heyer grew up reading. I started reading Heyer as a teen, which taste combined with my love of the Hornblower series by … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: from Notorious Atherton by Patricia Rice

Notorious Atherton

Notorious Atherton A Rebellious Sons Novel by Patricia Rice By all the saints and heavens, the man was beyond delicious into the realm of godliness! Fearing her thunderstruck wonder was obvious, Nora attempted to look away from the golden-haired aristocrat … Continue reading

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Writing to the Music

Ah, the music. The music that fuels the fugue state when I’m writing. Never has music been more important to my writing process than now, because music is a magical gift, a power and a weapon. So of course, I … Continue reading

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