Nineteenth Century Ideas in To Have and To Hold

In writing historical romances, authors must balance between historically accurate characters and characters which will appeal to contemporary readers. It’s no secret that many writers choose the latter. A member of my writing group shared a craft book which referred to the trope of the “Vegan Viking,” the historical hero who espouses anachronistic views of feminist equality. Particularly at this…

Historical Romance Research Reading: September 2017 Edition

Historical Romance Research Reading is a semi-regular roundup of historical information shared in the last month for authors and readers who want a deeper understanding of the context for their historical romances. Got a hot tip? Send it in or give a shoutout on twitter to @RomMFA. How to dress your historical heroine It’s easy to focus on historical dresses, but don’t forget…