The first books in these series are on sale for just a couple more days! To celebrate the sale, authors Robyn DeHart, Ally Broadfield, and Harmony Williams are spending the week with us! Today they share the love for the historical romance genre.
What do you love write (and read) historical romance?
Ally Broadfield (author of the How To series): I'm dating myself here, but by the time I turned twelve during the 1980s, I had read all of the children/teen books, all the mysteries, and all the gothic novels at our local library, so the librarian showed me the historical romance section and I never looked back. There's nothing like historical romance to help you forget about the pressures and problems in your life and experience life and love in a different time and place.
Harmony Williams (author of The Ladies of Passion series): I love lighthearted, funny books. I'm also a sucker for friends-to-lovers, enemies-to-lovers, and fake engagement/relationship plots! Especially if they involve a wallflower, spinster, or governess.
Robyn DeHart (Author of The Brotherhood of the Sword series): I love the atmosphere and the social rules and the clothes and British guys are hot!
What historical romance books or authors would you recommend to readers new to the genre
Ally: Jane Austen (Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice), Julia Quinn (The Duke and I, Ten Things I Love About You), Amanda Quick (Mistress, Ravished, Scandal), Sherry Thomas (Private Arrangements, Not Quite a Husband), Lisa Kleypas (The Wallflowers series), Jude Deveraux (A Knight in Shining Armor), and many, many more!
Harmony: Captive Bride by Bonnie Dee, One Step Behind by Brianna Labuskes, anything by Julia Quinn, Sally Mackenzie, Julie Anne Long, or Tessa Dare (especially When a Scot Ties the Knot)
Robyn: Suzanne Enoch is my go-to girl for historicals.
What about you? What's your go-to recommendation for historical romance?
Start the How To series, by Ally Broadfield, with How to Beguile a Duke.
Start the Ladies of Passion series, by Harmony Williams, with How to Play the Game of Love.
Start the Brotherhood of the Sword series by Robyn DeHart, with Undercover with the Earl.
Undercover with the Earl by Robyn DeHart
To capture the most eligible bachelor in London…
The handsome Earl of Summersby may just be the most eligible bachelor in London, but has no interest in a wife. As a member of the Brotherhood, Bennett Haile is far more vested in his undercover duties for the crown and protecting the Queen from would-be assassins. For now he has the perfect tool with which to lure out the villains—a young woman with an uncanny likeness to the queen.
The spirited Evelyn Marington is about to live out every country girl’s dream—becoming royalty overnight. Under the tutelage of the arrogant Earl of Summersby, she’ll have to fool the entire court that she is, in fact, the queen. But as danger threatens from every side, Bennett realizes that his lovely little protegé isn’t just placing her life in his hands… She’s stealing his heart.
How to Beguile a Duke by Ally Bradfeld
A finalist in the Carolyn Readers Choice Awards!
A proper gentleman.
A not-so-proper lady…
he spirited Catherine Malboeuf has just arrived in England to reclaim her ancestral home, Walsley Manor, and a valuable missing heirloom. Nicholas Adair, the attractive and frustratingly inflexible Duke of Boulstridge, however, is quite unwilling to sell the estate back to Catherine. Unless, of course, she accepts a small wager…
Nick will sell Walsley Manor if—and only if—Catherine secures an offer of marriage from an eligible member of the ton before the end of the London season.
Of course, Nick is certain he’ll win. After all, no proper gentleman would ever marry a woman who conceals a cutlass in her skirts. Yet something about Catherine’s unconventional disposition seems to ignite a need deep inside him. A need that won’t just cost him the wager, but the very heart he swore to never give away…
How to Play the Game of Love by Harmony Williams
He’s everything she thinks she doesn’t want.
When Miss Rose Wellesley’s father threatens an arranged marriage, she knows she’d better settle on a choice quickly or end up having no say in who she marries. Fortunately, she’s garnered a rare invitation to Lady Dunlop’s “Week of Love” house party, an annual affair notorious for matchmaking. Her plans to expedite a proposal would go smoothly if not for the brash younger sister she must chaperone, her outspoken, disagreeable best friend, and the bullish Lord Hartfell who seems determined to dog her every step.
Lord Hartfell embodies every last thing Rose dislikes in a man. He’s domineering, tenacious, argumentative, and a little too casual with his nudity for her tastes. Worst of all, Rose can’t seem to get him—or his kisses—out of her mind.
Rose is determined to find a more appropriate husband, even if her heart disagrees with how unsuitable the stubborn lord is…