Lessons from Pride and Prejudice

If Austen was writing today, particularly if she were an indie romance author, Pride and Prejudice would be an entire series. Jane and Bingley would get a full novel, as would each of the other couples before we spun off to see who Georgiana Darcy or Anne de Bourgh end up with. Austen’s vivid secondary characters are what give rise…

Romance Tropes in Pride and Prejudice

In our second syllabus reading, let’s do a quick rundown on Austen’s classic novel then look for romance genre tropes in Pride and Prejudice. Book details: Title: Pride and Prejudice Author: Jane Austen Original publication date: 1813 Setting time & place: Early 19th century England, country estates in Hertfordshire, Kent & Derbyshire as well as London He is… a rich…

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…