Category: Regency Era

29
Mar

The Ha-Ha Revisited   By Angelyn Schmid

Today, Angelyn Schmid shares with us her research into that fiendishly clever barrier which was often found within the grounds of English country estates, the ha-ha. By use of a ha-ha, the view from the manor house would be over an unbroken rolling green sward, but any cattle, sheep, or other animals which were grazing on the other side of the ha-ha would be unable to approach any nearer the house. Angelyn’s article will give you other important details with regard to a ha-ha, should you wish to incorporate one into an upcoming story.

7
Feb

The Duke of Wellington’s Disastrous Marriage   By Cheryl Bolen

Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, married comparatively late in life, to a woman whom he had loved as a young man. Sadly, his wife was not suited to life as the spouse of a public figure, and the marriage was not a success, for either party. Today, Cheryl Bolen, award-winning Regency romance author, whose most recent book, A Lady By Chance, was released last month as part of the Scandalous Brides boxed set, gives us a picture of the unfortunate marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Wellington.

3
Feb

Love and the Regency Rake    By Angelyn Schmid

Rakes are popular as heros in Regency romance novels. And who doesn’t love a bad boy who is willing to improve himself for the love of a good woman? But not all real-life rakes were as romantic as their fictional counterparts. In today’s article, Regency romance author, Angelyn Schmid, shares her research into the history of rakes, and the life of one in particular. A man who would never qualify as a romantic hero, except perhaps in a tragedy.

23
Jan

Fordyce’s Sermons and Jane Austen’s Joke   By Jane Lark

If you have read Pride and Prejudice, even if you recognized the reference to Fordyce’s Sermons, you may not get the subtle joke Jane Austen intended. It would have been understood by most readers of her era, particularly the ladies, but the majority of modern readers will miss it all together. Today, Regency romance author, Jane Lark, whose most recent book is The Passionate Love of a Rake, will explain Jane Austen’s joke with regard to Mr. Fordyce’s book of sermons so that we can all enjoy the fun.

7
Jan

Lord Nelson’s Pitiable Wife by Cheryl Bolen

In today’s article, award-winning Regency romance author, Cheryl Bolen, whose newest book, Love in the Library, will be released this month, tells us about a woman nearly forgotten by history, the wife of the great naval hero, Admiral Lord Nelson. Even those who have studied the Regency and its denizens for years may have overlooked this unhappy woman who was Nelson’s legal wife. Though Nelson was killed at the Battle of Trafalgar before the Regency began, Lady Nelson survived not only her husband and his infamous mistress, but the Prince Regent as well.

3
Jan

Sand:   A Regency Cleaning Agent?

A cross-post from The Regency Redingote:

Today, most people would be much more likely to clean sand up than they would be to clean with it. But during the Regency, as it had been for centuries before, sand was a commonly-used household cleaning agent. And the man who supplied the sand used for cleaning to most households across Britain would, by the time the Regency ended, be passing into the realm of myth and folk tale, having acquired special powers, certainly in the eyes of most young children and their parents. Like so many other things discussed here, the ways in which sand was used for cleaning were beginning to change during the Regency, though they would not die out completely until the twentieth century.

The shifting, and sifting, sands of the Regency …

20
Dec

The Prince and His Lady   A Review By Cheryl Bolen

The Duke of Kent was one of the gaggle of royal brothers of the Prince Regent. Like most of the royal princes, he did not mary until late in life, under multiple pressures. However, he had set up a mistress of whom he was very fond when he was a young man. Before the publication of the book which Cheryl Bolen, award-winning Regency romance author, reviews for us today, very little was known about that lady, or her relationship with the royal prince. In this review, Cheryl gives us a taste of the more than quarter century shared by The Prince and His Lady.

16
Dec

The Real Regency Reader:   Jane Austen   by Angelyn Schmid

In honor of Jane Austen’s two hundred and thirty-eighth birthday, today we have an article by Angelyn Schmid about the importance of reading, not only in the Regency, but specifically in the novels of Jane Austen. Though she did not have many years of formal education, Jane Austen was an avid reader, as were some of the characters in her books. Angelyn also explains what it meant to be literate during the Regency.

Happy Birthday, Jane!

27
Nov

A Regency Handbook

A cross-post from The Regency Redingote:

A number of you may be familiar with the many delightful Regencies by best-selling author Emily Hendrickson. However, you may not be aware that she has also written an engaging and enlightening reference on Regency social and cultural history, entitled A Regency Handbook. Whether you are new to that special decade when the Prince of Wales ruled as Regent of England, or if you have been reading Regencies for years, you will find a vast array of new and interesting historical nuggets in this handbook for Regency devotees.

A brief overview of A Regency Handbook

15
Oct

Dogs as Pets in the Regency   By Ann Lethbridge

My last doggy post for a while, I promise.


OK here we go. Dogs as Pets

It is my sense that despite the last post which indicated some working dogs were not treated well, given the number of times dogs show up in family portrait, the Englishman and woman with leisure, have always loved their dogs.

One of the most famous breeds are King Charles Spaniels, which were favorites of that monarch and pictured here with his children.

By the Regency these dogs had much shorter muzzles and a more domed head than is pictured here, so much more like the King Charles we know today. I did like this Royal picture though.

Engraving of a portrait of the children of Charles I with a pair of Charles I spaniels.













Pugs

The truth of how the Pug came into existence is shrouded in mystery, but he has been true to his breed down through the ages since before 400 B.C. Authorities agree that he is of Oriental origin with some basic similarities to the Pekingese. China is the earliest known source for the breed, where he was the pet of the Buddhist monasteries in Tibet. The breed next appeared in Japan and then in Europe, where it became the favorite for various royal courts.

The Pug became the official dog of the House of Orange after one of the breed saved the life of William, Prince of Orange, by giving alarm at the approach of the Spaniards at Hermingny in 1572. What a great story!!!

This picture is from 1808: Although today’s Pug is distinguished by an almost flat face, the Pug of 1800 had a distinct muzzle, and in this case cropped ears.

Painting of a pug in a landscape.













Italian Greyhounds

This smallest member of the Greyhound family is of very ancient lineage, for its history dates back at least two thousand years. Although its name suggests that the breed originated in Italy, cynologists believe this charming little dog originated in Egypt. Eventually, the breed was taken by Roman soldiers from Egypt to Mediterranean areas, where they soon became the favorite companions of Greek and Roman ladies. By the Middle Ages, the breed had spread throughout southern Europe when they became known as Italian Greyhounds.

Engraving of an Italian greyhound next to a shaggy white dog.

It has never been used for work of any kind, it is a natural sight hound. Throughout the centuries Italian Greyhounds have been favored as pets by royalty:   Catherine the Great of Russia, Mary Queen of Scots, James I and Charles I of England, Frederick the Great of Prussia and Queen Victoria were a few royal owners of the breed.

And of course this picture is the one I just had to pick, because in the picture of the greyhound is a Maltese. It is hard to see the little dog, he looks more like a pillow, but he is there. And so my little dog’s breed was also around in the Regency. One of these days, one of his ancestors is going to star in one of my novels. Until Next time. Happy Rambles.

© 2007 – 2013 Ann Lethbridge
Originally posted at Regency Ramble
Posted at The Beau Monde by permission of the author.

12
Oct

Dogs in the Regency   By Ann Lethbridge

Do dogs have table manners? Well it might be the sort of requirement one would ask of a dog in the Regency. Mine certainly doesn’t. Which is what generated me thinking about posting on dogs again. My sweetie-pie demonstrated his lack of table manners on Thanksgiving at my in laws. After we left the table and were sitting outside on the patio, my brother-in-law leaped from his seat, pointed in through the window. "Is that your dog?"

8
Oct

Hornblower’s Navy:   A Review by Cheryl Bolen

For those Regency authors who are thinking of including an officer or a sailor of the Royal Navy in an upcoming novel, you may find this brief review of the book, Hornblower’s Navy, of great interest. In today’ article, award-winning Regency romance author, Cheryl Bolen, gives us her take on this book which provides details on the world of the Royal Navy at the dawn of the Regency.

4
Oct

Monk Lewis: "thy skull discern a deeper hell"   by Angelyn Schmid

"Monk" was not his real name, it was a nickname he acquired in the last years of the eighteenth century, after the success of his one and only book. But it was quite a book. In today’s article, Angelyn Schmid gives us an overview of the author’s life and a taste of the thoroughly terrifying novel which quite literally made this young man’s name.

12
Sep

Soap in the Regency — Bar or Barrel?

A cross-post from The Regency Redingote:

Over the years, I have read dozens of Regency romances which include a scene in the bath. The hero may or may not be present while the heroine bathes, but one thing which is always close at hand is a bar of soap. Yet during the Regency, bar soap was extremely expensive, used only by the affluent classes. Bar soap, something so ubiquitous today we take it for granted. Yet, it was only in the last decade of the eighteenth century that a French chemist patented a method of making bar soap which should have helped to reduce the cost, making it available to more people. Before that time, those of modest means were more likely to use the less expensive soft soap.

A brief history of how soap lathered its way to the Regency …

20
Aug

A Review of the Private Correspondence of Granville Leveson Gower by Cheryl Bolen

Today, Cheryl Bolen reviews the private correspondence of the man who made many Regency women swoon over his remarkable good looks. And he was a man who took advantage of his personal assets, enjoying affairs with a number of women. He also served his country in several embassy postings over the course of his successful diplomatic career. But of more importance to us, he regularly corresponded with one of his lovers, right through the decade of the Regency. Many of his letters survive, and have been published. Cheryl Bolen shares her insights regarding his lengthy and informative correspondence.

27
Jul

More New Releases from Beau Monde Members

cropped-vic-lady-writing-at-desk13New Releases from Authors of The Beau Monde Chapter (Regency Historical) of Romance Writers of America

 

At The Duke’s Wedding (A Romance Anthology) by Caroline Linden, Katharine Ashe, Miranda Neville and Maya Rodale

At The Duke's Wedding

Self-published
Regency Historical
As society gathers at Kingstag Castle for the wedding of the year, matrimony is in the air. But who will be the bride? With swoonworthy lords, witty ladies, eccentric relatives, a gaggle of free-spirited girls, not to mention the world’s best high perch phaeton, it’s a recipe for mayhem–and romance. Four authors, four couples, four deliciously romantic surprises. When it comes to love, anything can happen…
www.atthedukeswedding.com

June 2013

 

 

 

 

 

How To Marry A Highlander by Katharine Ashe

How To Marry A Highlander

Avon Impulse
Regency Historical novella
With seven troublesome half-sisters to marry off, Duncan, the Earl of Eads has one problem: he’s broke. With the prospect of marriage to the pompous local vicar in sight, Miss Teresa Finch-Freeworth has one dream: to wed the handsome Highlander she saw at a ball. How does a desperate lady convince a reluctant laird that she’s the perfect bride for him? She strikes a wager! If she can find seven husbands for seven sisters, the earl must marry her. But when Duncan gives her a deadline even the most audacious matchmaker can’t meet-one month-Teresa sets terms too: with each bridegroom she finds, the earl must pay her increasingly intimate rewards . . .

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July 30, 2013

 

Miss Watson’s First Scandal by Heather Boyd

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LLD Press, 978-0-9875614-0-4
Regency Historical
Overworked London banker David Hawke has two goals for his week in the seaside town of Brighton: one, demand repayment of a debt without losing a valued friendship and two, relax for the remaining holiday without further distractions-except he encounters his friend’s newly confident younger sister. Abigail Watson is flirty, bold, and determined David will agree to her bargain and save her brother from debtor’s prison. But is her game to prevent him from calling in the debt, or are her sweet kisses a sign she is after a much greater prize instead?

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July 2013
 

Rosalyn’s Ring by Alina K. Field

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Soul Mate Publishing
Traditional
When her father’s lucky ring slips through her fingers, an impoverished noblewoman must make her own Christmas miracle.

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July 2013

 

 

 

 

 

The Wicked Groom by April Kihlstrom

The Wicked Groom

originally Signet, now by the author, as an ebook
Traditional Regency
When the Duke of Berenford becomes engaged to a woman he has never seen, what better way to catch a glimpse of his betrothed than by masquerading as a groom who most definitely does not know his place?
“Ms. Kihlstrom creates an engaging romance within a scintillating farce that will tickle your funny bone and warm your heart.”–RT
* * * * *—Heartland Critiques
“The book could not be more aptly titled. It is wickedly delightful. .. I dare anyone to read a paragraph about the intensity and feeling in Jeremy’s eyes and not want to be taken into his arms yourself. “– RENDEZVOUS

www.aprilkihlstrom.com
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June 2013

The Widowed Bride by April Kihlstrom

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originally Signet, now by the author, as an ebook
Traditional Regency
When Annabelle is widowed on her wedding day, she has no one to turn to but the mysterious David Carlton. But he is the heir and she cannot help but wonder if he was behind Richard’s death and whether loving him will destroy her as well.
“…another exciting Regency from the pen of one of the genres best writers. Her writing style, which is extremely well paced, always manages to bring the characters and setting alive. There is an enchanting heroine, a sensuous hero, and the always delightful Miss Tibbles. While this is a series about the Westcott daughters and their indomitable Governess, Miss Tibbles, each book can and does stand well on its own. But why deprive yourself; buy THE WICKED GROOM, the first book and indulge yourself.”–Pat Kersten, RENDEZVOUS
* * * * *—Heartland Critiques

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June 2013

An Honorable Rogue by April Kihlstrom

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originally Signet, now by the author, as an ebook
Traditional Regency
Lady Barbara wagers that she can successfully masquerade for one night as a barmaid in London. But how could she know that in that single night she would lose both her heart and her innocence to the notorious Lord Farrington?
“Ms. Kihlstrom has written yet another gem. This book contains everything a reader could want–humor, dastardly villain, passion, an achingly vulnerable yet strong hero, and a trusting, spirited heroine. The mixture is heady and delightful. Another engaging romance by a master of the genre.” RENDEZVOUS
**** “April Kihlstrom’s comedy of manners goes far beyond etiquette and appearances. This riches-to-rags and back story is bold in its depiction of society and its ways of love. If you want adventure, intrigue, and just some good fun, pick up this book. It’ll fill the bill.” –AFFAIRE DE COEUR

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June 2013

The Reluctant Thief by April Kihlstrom

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/>originally Signet, now by the author, as an ebook
Traditional Regency
When Rebecca rescues a street sweeping vagabond and brings him home, her family is appalled. When he steals her heart, she doesn’t know where to turn. But with the Westcotts, nothing is ever quite what it seems.
Winner 1998 New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf Award
Ms. Kihlstrom once again delivers a delightful Regency read. This one has a heroine who is soft hearted and caring and a hero who believes he is not deserving of these qualities. Rebecca, for all her kind heartedness does not lack grit. I love this series and cannot wait for the stories of Penelope and the irrepressible Miss Tibbles. Curl up and enjoy an excellent read. RENDEZVOUS

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June 2013
 

An Outrageous Proposal by April Kihlstrom

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originally Signet, now by the author, as an ebook
Traditional Regency
No man is ever going to tell Penelope what to do–no way, no how, not ever! To avoid marriage she is willing to enter into a false betrothal with a man who despises marriage as much as she does, only to discover it seems she loves the one man who cannot love her. Note: This is the book with Uncle Frederick–a character who was considered somewhat controversial at the time.
Heartland Critiques–5 Gold Stars–”…Quite a wonderful finale to this family with the characters remaining true….”
“This frothy delight has rare appeal and freshness for the Regency connoisseur.”–RT

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June 2013

 

 

Miss Tribbles’ Folly by April Kihlstrom

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originally Signet, now by the author, as an ebook
Traditional Regency
Miss Tibbles. Colonel Merriweather. Both accustomed to command. What happens when they turn their attention to one another? Love, intrigue, interference from friends and family, all conspire to make certain their courtship is not an easy one!
5 Gold Stars–Heartland Critiques “…It is rare that a series can maintain as high a quality as this one has. The characters are a joy and so is the dialogue.”

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June 2013

 

 

 

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Miss Tribbles Investigates by April Kihlstrom

originally Signet, now by the author, as an ebook
Traditional Regency
When Miss Tibbles visits a former pupil she expects a quiet country retreat–not a dead body to appear! And Julian and Pamela soon discover she is their greatest ally–both in matters of mystery and of the heart. First in a series of murder mystery Regency romances. By the author of the acclaimed Westcott and Langford series.
“…Ms. Kihlstrom as a nice way of putting suspense into a traditional Regency novel featuring a remarkable heroine that gets to the heart of the matter with her brilliant deductions. April Kihlstrom has a most captivating character in Miss Tibbles!”–Suzanne Coleburn, The Belles and Beaux of Romance

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July 2013

Miss Tibbles Interferes by April Kihlstrom

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originally Signet, now by the author, as an ebook
Traditional Regency
Colonel and Mrs. Merriweather (the former Miss Tibbles) are invited to the British Museum to sort out artifacts from the war. But nothing goes as planned. They must unravel a murder mystery as well as help the curator’s daughter, Ariel, discover the truth about the mysterious Captain William Stanfield
” …Whether or not one has read those previous stories of this undauntable governess giving cupid a helping hand, fans of Regency romance are sure to enjoy this lively tale with its nonstop action and the author’s usual charming narrative.”–Marcie McQuillan, Romance Reviews Today

www.aprilkihlstrom.com
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July 2013

 

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20
Jul

New Releases from Beau Monde Members

cropped-vic-lady-writing-at-desk13New Releases from Authors of The Beau Monde Chapter (Regency Historical) of Romance Writers of America

 

A Family Affair by Jennifer Wenn

A Family AffairThe Wild Rose Press
978-1-61217-824-0 Paperback
978-1-61217-825-7 Digital
Regency Historical
Devlin Ross, the Duke of Hereford, has long ago made a vow to himself to break the curse his father has cast upon him by mentally abuse him throughout his childhood by never marry or have a family of his own. But when he meets Lady Francesca Darling, his best friend’s merry niece, he can’t help himself – he must have her.
Fanny, who fell in love with Devlin when she was a mere five years old in that obnoxious, stalking way only a child can, didn’t hesitate when it came to her feelings towards him. She had loved him dearly for thirteen years and would not let her interfering relatives stand in the way between her and lifelong happiness.
But was she stubborn enough to make him realize exactly how simple-minded he was when it came to fulfilling the vow he once made?
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July 2013

 

A Lady of Quality by Louise M. Gouge

A Lady of QualityHarlequin Love Inspired Historical, 978-0373829736
Inspirational Regency Romance
Falling for the Enemy
Miss Catherine Hart may be merely a paid companion, but she’s the loveliest creature baron Lord Winston has ever encountered. The only obstacle is determining the mysterious Miss Hart’s social pedigree before the handsome diplomat can court her in earnest. Revenge, not romance, led Catherine Du Coeur to hide her aristocratic name and seek out the man who accused her father of treason. She expected a coldhearted cad, but Winston appears honorable and compassionate. Against all odds, Catherine is drawn to the very adversary she intended to ruin. And soon both will face a choice-one involving pride, old loyalties and forgiveness.
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July 2013

 

 

Her Highland Protector by Ann Lethbridge

Her Highland ProtectorHarlequin Historical, 978-0373297443
Regency Historical
Lady Jenna Aleyne must marry well if she is to claim her lands…
Only, there is a complete lack of eligible suitors in the Highlands! But then Niall Gilvry is assigned to watch over Jenna, and there’s no denying she finds this handsome Scot most distracting!
Niall knows Jenna is too fine a lady for the likes of him-after all, high society has little time for a lowly third son-but he takes his duty seriously. With danger lurking in the shadows, Niall stays close. It would be just oh, so easy to pull her into his arms….
http://www.annlethbridge.com
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July 2013

 

 

The Letter by Sandra Owens

The LetterThe Wild Rose Press
Paperback: 978-1-61217-856-1
Digital: 978-1-61217-857-8
Regency Historical
The story of a betrayal that wasn’t. On the eve of their wedding, Michael Jeffres, Earl of Daventry, found his betrothed in bed with his cousin. Lady Diana remembers nothing of that night. Forced to marry Michael’s cousin, she spent the next eleven years in hell. When Michael and Diana are brought back together by a letter from Leo a year after his death, they must struggle through all the lies and secrets before they can find a love that far surpasses the one of their youth.
One five star reviewer said of THE LETTER, “I do not remember the last time a book was able to inspire so many emotions from me-grief, rage, happiness. And triumph. Yes, this is a romance novel, but it is so much more.”
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July 2013

Already His by Sandy Raven

Already HisSandy Raven, LLC, 978-1-939359-03-2 (.mobi)
Regency Historical
She’s loved him all her life.
Lady Elise Halden knows how to get a horse to bend to her will with a gentle touch and subtle coaxing. But she’s learning that bringing the new Earl of Camden to heel is nothing like training a horse. If she has any hope of reining in the Earl’s affections, she will need a plan. With help from her friend Lady Beverly, and her sister-in-law the Duchess, Elise sets out to win her indifferent Earl’s heart.
He’s admired her from a respectable distance.
As young men, Michael Brightman and his best friend swore sisters were off limits. This promise was made solely to protect his own sisters from his friend’s charming, rakehell ways. The Duke of Caversham’s little sister was always a precocious minx to avoid, till one day Michael realizes Lady Elise is all grown up and the things he wants to do with the lady are surely going to upset the friendship with her brother.
Together they discover that physical evidence doesn’t equate truth, and trusting the heart is sometimes the hardest lesson to learn.
SandyRaven.com
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June 2013 (POD), May 2013 (Digital)

 

Courtship and Curses by Marissa Doyle

Courtship and CursesSquare Fish/Macmillan,  ISBN 978-1250027443
Young Adult Regency Paranormal
From the author of Bewitching Season and Betraying Season comes a brand new regency romance with plenty of intrigue-and magic!Sophie’s entrance into London society isn’t what she thought it would be: Mama isn’t there to guide her. Papa is buried in his work fighting Napoleon. And worst of all, the illness that left her with a limp, unable to dance at the Season’s balls, also took away her magic.
When the dashing Lord Woodbridge starts showing an interest in Sophie, she wants to believe it’s genuine, but she can’t be sure he’s feeling anything more than pity.
Sophie’s problems escalate when someone uses magic to attack Papa at the Whistons’ ball, and it soon becomes clear that all the members of the War Office are being targeted. Can Sophie regain her own powers, find her balance, make a match-and save England?
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July 30, 2013

A Dream Defiant by Susanna Fraser

A Dream DefiantCarina Press, 978-14268-9590-6
Regency Historical Novella
Spain, 1813
Elijah Cameron, the son of runaway slaves, has spent his whole life in
the British army proving that a black man can be as good a soldier as
a white man. After a victory over the French, Elijah promises one of
his dying men that he will deliver a scavenged ruby necklace to his
wife, Rose, a woman Elijah has admired for years.
Elijah feels bound to protect her and knows a widow with a fortune in
jewels will be a target. Rose dreams of using the necklace to return
to England, but after a violent attack, she realizes that she needs
Elijah’s help to make the journey safely.
Her appreciation for Elijah’s strength and integrity soon turns into
love, but he doubts she could want a life with him, knowing the
challenges they’d face. As their relationship grows, she must convince
Elijah that she wants him as more than a bodyguard. And she must prove
that their love can overcome all obstacles, no matter the color of
their skin.
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@susannafraser
July 2013

 

A Secret Affair – A Secret Brides Story by Valerie Bowman

A Secret AffairSt. Martin’s Press, 9781466828612
Regency Historical e-novella
Miss Frances Birmingham has set her cap for the charming, dashing Mr. Charles Holloway. She and her best friend, Annie, have the most clever idea. They’ve arranged a bachelor auction for charity. The proceeds will go to the Royale Society for the Humane Treatment of Animals and the winners will be escorted to the most talked-about ball of the Season by their bachelor of choice. When Frances makes a bid for Charlie, will one fun night’s amusement turn into a lifetime of love?
www.ValerieBowmanBooks.com
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July 2013

 

One Night With A Highlander by Ann Lethbridge

One Night With A HighlanderHarlequin Historical Undone, ASIN: B00BRGBFP0
Historical Regency
Gordon McLaughlin has never forgotten the beautiful Annabelle, or the forbidden kiss they shared. But the innocent girl he once knew has become Edinburgh’s wanton black widow. What is the truth behind Lady Annabelle’s shocking reputation?
A chance meeting with the handsome Highlander re-ignites long-buried passions, but destitute Annabelle cannot afford the luxury of love. They plan an illicit midnight encounter before they part for good-although one night of sensual pleasure may not be enough…
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July 19, 2013

 

 

Winning A Bride by Jade Lee

Winning A BrideSourcebooks
Regency Historical
Due to his aristocratic family’s downfall, William Benton serves as steward on the land his brother should have inherited. His one weakness is for the daughter of the new owner. Josephine Lawton is beautiful, charming, and enamored of titles and all things aristocratic. So when she becomes engaged to a man he knows to be a wastrel and a fool, Will puts all his passion into restoring his family’s honor and winning the woman he loves. It’s going to be a hot summer on the estate.
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July 2, 2013

 

 

 

Hero’s Redemption by Georgie Lee

Hero's Redemption

ISBN: 978-14268-9591-3
Regency Historical
London, 1817
Devon, the Earl of Malton, is a hero for his deeds at the Battle of Waterloo. But he suffers terrible nightmares, and drinks himself to sleep most nights. A habit he vows to break when he awakes one morning to find a woman sharing his bed, no memory of how she got there, and her angry brother at his door.
Cathleen is mortified when her wastrel brother and his greedy wife propose a blackmail scheme involving the earl, but as a penniless war widow she’s at their mercy. She goes along with the plan and sneaks into Devon’s bed one night, and ends up comforting him through a night terror.
Charmed by her beauty and kindness, Devon determines that rather than pay the blackmail, he will offer his hand in marriage to Cathleen. Although she is deeply attracted to the stoic earl, Cathleen cannot understand why Devon would want to marry her. What she doesn’t know is that Devon owes her a debt that can never fully be repaid…
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The Great Diarists of the Regency by Cheryl Bolen

Cheryl Bolen, award-winning Regency romance author, provides us with an overview of the important diarists of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It is in the writings of these interesting people, who had access to the halls of power and the ballrooms of society, that we find many interesting details of the cultural and social history of the Regency. Details which are seldom to be found in the political and military histories and the biographies of the major figures of the era. The kind of details which can be used to enhance the veracity of a Regency novel.

All of the writings of these prolific diarists have been published. Perhaps the only question is, which one to read first?

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Regency Menu for Four by Susanna Ives

Susanna Ives, author, most recently, of Rakes and Radishes, provides us with the menu of a multi-course Regency meal for a party of four. This menu comes from Louis Eustache Ude’s The French Cook, which was first published in 1815. In addition, Susanna includes table setting diagrams for the first and second courses, which helps us to better understand how meals were presented at table during the Regency.

Do you think you would enjoy this meal, were you a guest at this table?

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