A Viscount, Irish History, and Plumbing

Alina K. Field joins us this week Thank you for having me as your guest today, Caroline! I love historical romance that draws on the current events of the story world. (Your most recent novel, The Reluctant Bride, does that beautifully!) So when I came up with the idea for a series about the children […]

Eight Centuries / Eight Love Stories

If you were lucky enough to attend the Bluestocking Belle’s Cover Reveal party on Saturday, you’ve had a preview of our 2017 anthology, Never Too Late.  We present eight timeless love stories across eight centuries, with eight unique takes on a single trope (a compromising situation that isn’t), an older heroine, a wise man, and […]

Marriage, Consent, and Potential Misery

Highlighting Historical Romance: Today my good friend Sherry Ewing talks with us about marriage, consent and her tale of a particularly disastrous arranged marriage.   Thank you Caroline for hosting me today on your blog. My latest release and series, Nothing But Time: A Family of Worth (Book One), had me researching an era that […]

Three Heroines, Three Points of View

Highlighting Historical Romance: Three heroines from A Holiday in Bath This delightful Regency anthology will be released on Tuesday, May 9. It features three different stories each with a heroine with different reasons for being in Bath and very different attitudes about it. Caroline Trenholme, The Art of Kissing in the Park  Caroline is the […]

When A Physician Was Considered Lower Class

Highlighting Historical Romance: A Holiday in Bath I have the privilege of participating in an anthology for Mirror Press called A Holiday in Bath.  My story, Lord Edmund’s Dilemma, for once doesn’t feature any of the continuing characters from my previous books. In it two young people encounter one another while they fetch waters for […]

11 Things That Tickle Me

Actually, many things tickle me this week.  To begin with, The Reluctant Wife will finally—finally—go live on Wednesday.  That makes five published novels and three novellas. I’m celebrating on Saturday with friends who also have new books this spring. We’re calling our party Love Speaks (that would be from Loves Labor Lost). We plan to […]

Three Gems; One Holiday Destination

Highlighting Historical Romance: A Holiday in Bath It is my privilege to be part of A Holiday in Bath, a collection of new novellas, all set in Bath, an English spa city known for its thermal springs and healing waters from the time of the Romans. By the Regency era it had become a fashionable […]

Time-Traveling Faux-Pas

Highlighting Historical Romance Today we welcome Susana Ellis, my fellow Bluestocking Belle, who tells us about her time-traveling heroine. If you were traveling through time, how much would you worry about disrupting the space-time continuum? In spite of my younger days as a fervent Trekker, I’ve come to the conclusion that the Prime Directive is […]

Seven Holiday Gifts: Week Five

Once again, the Bluestocking Belles bring you a  gift, a bit of holiday fiction, some information about the holiday, and a recipe, as we will every week until January. Today Susan Ellis presents an epilogue to Valuing Vanessa, from the Bluestocking Belles’ 2016 holiday collection, Holly and Hopeful Hearts The daughter of the house awaits […]

Happy For Some

Highlighting Historical Romance: this week Jude Knight shares some thoughts about women who choose the single life and shares an excerpt from her new release, Revealed in Mist, to illustrate her point. By definition, the romance genre means a happy ending; happy ever after in most cases. And happy ever after in a romance means […]