Romance

Growing Pleasures

I’ve been researching authors, publishing houses, and cover artists, and have found a lot of commonality among both historical and “contemporary” romance written from 1970-2000. Names, books, and covers kept popping up that seemed relevant. I had wanted to strictly keep this an old-school historical romance blog. Now I see how shortsighted that was.

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Historical Romance Review: The Innocent by Bertrice Small

It was a bad sign that Bertrice Small’s The Innocent features one of her dullest covers ever. The lone positive was that it was designed as one last created by legendary artist Elaine Duillo for her dear friend Bertrice. 1 star

the innocent

Historical Book Review: Divided Heart by Angelica Aimes

After being loved and abandoned by an English Redcoat soldier, Augusta disguises herself as a male & fights in the American Revolution. Along the way she will find passion and perhaps love. 2 1/2 stars

divided heart

Neo-Bodice Rippers

While many people still use the phrase bodice ripper as a catch-all term for historical romance or for the romance genre in general, the true definition is much more narrow. A bodice ripper is a specific type of historical romance that existed starting in 1972 and more or less came to a halt somewhere in the mid to late 1990s.

what is a neo bodice ripper

Updates #2

Hello, again! Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying life to the fullest. To anyone actually looking at this site and interested in what there is to look and talk about, we have some more updates.

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