I just really like it when the hero has to put in some effort to win the girl and they don’t just fall into bed at the first meeting.
#2 Strong Heroines
I wanna be Skye O’Malley!
Dare I mention Jamie Fraser? Kilts?
#4 Family Values
Well, I’m not claiming they are all good family values!
What’s not to like about a stunning ball gown? Especially when someone else has to wear the corset.
#6 Stately Homes
And don’t forget the servants to keep it all sparkling clean!
#7 Country Estates
Fresh air, sunshine, gardens (and gardeners). And don’t forget house parties!
#8 Favorite Authors
Georgette Heyer, Mary Balogh, Sabrina Jeffries, Elizabeth Hoyt, Jean Plaidy, Elizabeth Chadwick, Susanna Kearsley, Diana Gabaldon, Stephanie Laurens, Jude Deveraux, Johanna Lindsey, Julia Quinn, Julie Garwood, Amanda Quick, Jo Beverley, Victoria Alexander, Carla Kelly… and many more!
#9 Almack’s Assembly Rooms
The Patronesses. The vouchers. The Marriage Mart. The dry cake. No waltzing without permission.
#10 Pride & Prejudice
Colin Firth is the ultimate Darcy. Don’t you dare dispute it!
To be continued… by you! Why do you read or write historical romance?
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