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Why I Write/Read Historical Romance (Giveaway)


#1 Courtship

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.

regency courtship

#2 Strong Heroines

I wanna be Skye O’Malley!


#3 Heroes

Dare I mention Jamie Fraser? Kilts?


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#4 Family Values

Well, I’m not claiming they are all good family values!


#5 Gowns

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!

hatfield house

#7 Country Estates

Fresh air, sunshine, gardens (and gardeners). And don’t forget house parties!

Click here for some English manor houses on Pinterest.


#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!

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Click here for a past post on Georgette Heyer.

#9 Almack’s Assembly Rooms

The Patronesses. The vouchers. The Marriage Mart. The dry cake. No waltzing without permission.

Click here for a past post on Almack’s.

#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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