Theme: Regency Romance
For our Covers of the Week #32, we dive into Regency romance covers!
The Regency era, which spanned from 1811 to 1820, is a beloved setting for historical romance novels. It is a time period that connotes elegance, sophistication, and refined manners.
During this era, Britain was ruled by the Prince Regent. He later became King George IV. During this period arts, literature, and fashion flourished. This era continues to captivate readers today.
Regency romance novels come in a wide variety of sub-genres, from traditional to more sensual ones. They often feature independent heroines and dashing, chivalrous heroes who are caught up in a world of intrigue and romance. The novels are set in a time when propriety and social norms were strictly adhered to. So a single misstep could lead to social ostracism.
The Regency era is also known for its wit and humor. This is often reflected in the dialogue of these novels. The characters are often sharp-tongued and quick-witted, engaging in spirited banter and repartee. This adds an extra layer of enjoyment to the novels, making them both entertaining and informative.
We’ve reviewed only a few on this site. So to remedy that, let’s take a look at some dazzling Regency romance covers.
For the week of Monday, November 15, to Sunday, November 21, 2021, our theme is Regency romances. Enjoy this edition of Covers of the Week!
Regency Covers from top to bottom:
- Game of Love, Edith Layton, Signet, cover art Pino
- Rivals of Fortune, Jane Ashford, Warner, cover art Walter Popp
- Escapade, Marion Devon, Fawcett, cover art Elaine Gignilliat
- The Madcap Marchioness, Amanda Scott, Signet, cover art Allan Kass