“It is only a novel… or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of … Continue reading
A whispered prayer on a holy mountain:
“Give me the life I was meant to live.”
She understood the passions and the cruelty of men; she knew the despair and the strength of women.Continue reading
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
Monroe’s Test by Jill Zeller After losing her sister in a terrible climbing accident, Sydney Wormley’s life spins out of control. But lately things are looking up. She’s broken it off with her married boss and has begun dating handsome … Continue reading
Pacifica by Jill Zeller Leaving is the same as arriving. In pursuit of her art, fleeing an unhappy affair, Nola Lynch sails from New York, through the Panama Canal, to California. Alone. The year is 1914. Nola anticipates romance, excitement, … Continue reading
Rendezvous Where Immortals Come to Play… Annie Bloom runs the newest branch of Rendezvous, an exclusive luxury resort for the immortal fey, and arranges a gala soiree to celebrate its anniversary. Just as a committee from the Board of Directors … Continue reading
Joy of Witchcraft Jane Madison Series 5 by Mindy Klasky Sometimes a thunderstorm is just a thunderstorm. But not this time. Jane Madison’s school for witches is in session, and the first order of business is an intricate Samhain ritual. … Continue reading
In my own particular mental map of the modern novel’s river, the watershed is Jane Austen. Her books were romantic, but she was not writing romance as it was soon understood. Within a very few years after her death one … Continue reading
Where does romance spring from? Cat Kimbriel was asked where romance fit as an element of modern storytelling.
Her immediate thought was “as a subtle puzzle piece.” She explains over at the Book View Cafe blog.
Formidable Lord Quentin Rebellious Sons 4 by Patricia Rice He’s a tradesman; she’s a marchioness. They have only one thing in common…. Having married once out of desperation, the Virgin Widow Lady Belden has no intention of giving up her … Continue reading