Romance is one of the most lucrative fiction genres, a billion-dollar industry featuring stories full of banter, courtship, and smoldering chemistry.  So how did an entire subgenre of literature spring up around a few thousand rich people who lived during the 1810s? Source: Why Are So Many Romances Set in the Regency Period? | JSTOR DailyContinue Reading

Interesting article worth the read about Regency romance novels and the earlier authors who blazed the trail for our modern-day romances based off of Jane Austen’s era. Okay, I confess: I am not attending the Jane Austen Festival purely out of love for one of the greatest novelists in the history of the English language. I’m also driven by a deep and abiding love of the Regency romance. Source: The Regency Romance: How Jane Austen (Kinda) Created a New SubgenreContinue Reading