Category Archives: Historical Romance

Finding Your Heroine in Historical Romance

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When I’m asked why I write historical romance, I usually give an answer like “I love history. I grew up surrounded by American history.” And that’s true. My earliest memories involve trotting along next to my parents over three-hundred-year-old cobblestones in Philadelphia. One of my first jobs was at Buckley’s Tavern, a restaurant built in […]

Celtic Killings: 5 Classic Romantic Suspense Novels Set in Scotland & Ireland

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Och! Classic Romantic Suspense. Smart but vulnerable heroines (or heroes!) teaming up with a mysterious man (or woman!) to pit wits against a nameless, faceless foe. And setting that conflict in the land of castles and lochs and mist and men in kilts…so much the better!   Legend in Green Velvet by Elizabeth Peters American […]

The Art of Romance


By Amanda Weaver, author of A RELUCTANT BETROTHAL Art figures prominently in A RELUCTANT BETROTHAL. Grace, the heroine, is a great lover of art, and champion of contemporary painters. By 1897, the year A RELUCTANT BETROTHAL takes place, European art was going through a transition. The stately historical scenes and flattering portraiture of the early […]

A Rebellious Debutante’s Thoughts on Her (Third) Season


By Amanda Weaver, author of A COMMON SCANDAL Victorian Society was all about adhering to the rules. Every aspect of a woman’s behavior was strictly dictated, from the way she walked across a ballroom to the way she held a teacup. Amelia Wheeler, the heroine of A Common Scandal, is pretty terrible at following those […]

April 2014 Dear Reader Letter – #TBT


Every Carina Press ebook includes a letter from Carina Press Editorial Director Angela James to you! She gives you a peek inside all of the amazing books published by Carina Press that month. In these #TBT posts, we’ll look back at the Dear Reader letters written since Carina Press launched in 2010. Leave a comment to […]


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