Regency romance

The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway

River of No Return by Bee Ridgway

What better way to start my summer reading than by immersing myself in The River of No Return, a fantasy/romance/adventure/mystery in which Time is a river where humans can move up and down its path to the future and the past. The author, Bee Ridgway—a historian at Bryn Mawr, has meticulously researched the Regency Period. It is a love story and a time-travel adventure with well-developed characters, but part of the fun of reading this novel is in its unique historical details of the Regency period.

Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor by Stephanie Barron

Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor by Stephanie Barron

Enough with the zombies, already! Before the undead purportedly trod the moors of Georgian England, it was a relatively pleasant, safe place—albeit humming with an occasional murder and talk of international intrigue. Certainly that should be quite enough to keep a heroine’s attention.  Indeed when Jane Austen’s friend Isobel becomes a friend in need upon the suspicious death of her new though elderly husband, it is up to quick-witted Jane to save her life—and reputation!-- in Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor, by Stephanie Barron.

Yes, I Read Paperback Romances

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Never Apologize for Your Reading Tastes.  Libraries live by this adage from Betty Rosenberg.  But, truthfully?  We're all biased.  There are those who won't get near a bestseller--reading only serious non-fiction, or, perhaps, literary fiction.  My personal eye-rolling, disdainful sniffiness was aimed squarely at paperback romances.  Until I actually, well, read some of them.

Mr. Darcy's Daughters

By Elizabeth Aston

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Picking up twenty years after Pride and Prejudice left off, Mr. Darcy's Daughters begins in the year 1818. Elizabeth and Darcy have gone to Constantinople, giving us an opportunity to get to know their five daughters, who have left the sheltered surroundings of Pemberley for a few months in London. While the eldest, Letitia, frets and the youngest, Alethea, practices her music, twins Georgina and Belle flirt and frolic their way through parties and balls and Camilla -- levelheaded and independent -- discovers what joys and sorrows the city has to offer an intelligent young woman.

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An Assembly Such As This

By Pamela Aidan

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Taking the reader into the world of one of Jane Austen's most famous characters, Fitzwilliam D'arcy, Pamela Aidan begins her tale by introducing her readers to Darcy during his first visit to Herfordshire. This first book takes us up to the disastrous ball at Netherfield and Darcy's return to London.
Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman: Book 1.
Others in the series: Book 2; Duty and Desire, and Book 3; These Three Remain.

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English Ivy

By Catherine Palmer

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Ivy Bowden is engaged to the man her father has chosen for her. But when she finds herself in the arms of her roguish neighbor, her world is thrown into complete disarray.
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Emma

By Jane Austen

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"EMMA WOODHOUSE, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her."

What follows in Austen's classic distresses and vexes Emma very much indeed--and in such a funny way--making her one of the author's most memorable and beloved characters.

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Persuasion

By Jane Austen

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"In the novel, Anne Elliot, the heroine Austen called 'almost too good for me,' has let herself be persuaded not to marry Frederick Wentworth, a fine and attractive man without means. Eight years later, Captain Wentworth returns from the Napoleonic Wars with a triumphant naval career behind him, a substantial fortune to his name, and an eagerness to wed. Austen explores the complexities of human relationships as they change over time."

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The Plight of the Darcy Brothers: a Tale of Siblings and Surprises

By Marsha Altman

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The Darcys and the Bingleys are plunged into married life and its many accompanying challenges.

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Mr. Darcy, Vampyre

By Amanda Grange

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A delightfully thrilling, paranormal Pride and Prejudice sequel, full of danger, darkness and deep romantic love.

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