If you haven’t checked the updates to our review policy, please do. Review requests are closed, but I am trying to catch up on my TBR list. Our latest I Love Romance Blog review selection is A Debutante in Disguise by Eleanor Webster. What a great read! 😀 When I picked up A Debutante in… Continue reading Book Review: A Debutante in Disguise by Eleanor Webster
I am pleased to announce a great book by Eliot Grayson, an author I met during my journey! This talented writer is stopping by to tell us about MM historical romance, The Reluctant Husband, which released back in June! Woo hoo! It’s always fun to discover romance authors and books. 😀 Eliot is allowing us… Continue reading Book Feature: The Reluctant Husband by author Eliot Grayson
Our latest I Love Romance Blog review selection is Unglorious War by Maxine Flam. What a read! 😀 The novel was a gift copy provided well before I became an official reviewer on ILRB. Going into this review, I should state that even though I love reading historical romance, this is not one of my… Continue reading Book Review: Unglorious War by Maxine Flam
If you haven't checked the updates to our review policy, please do. I am taking over in the meantime. Our latest I Love Romance Blog review selection is The Impaler's Wife by Autumn Bardot. What a great read! 😀 The test of a good book is one that successfully tells a tale from which you… Continue reading Book Review: The Impaler’s Wife by Autumn Bardot
•.☆.•The Impaler's Wife by Autumn Bardot•.☆.• Marriage to a man tortured by his past comes with a price... I am pleased to announce a great book release by Autumn, a talented author I met during my journey! Her new historical fiction novel with a romance angle, The Impaler's Wife, officially released last week! Yay! That’s… Continue reading New Release Feature: The Impaler’s Wife by author Autumn Bardot
I don't often write reviews for the I Love Romance Blog, only when I feel that I have something to say. I never promise reviews, not just because I don't have a lot of free time, but I also don't wish to have an author saying, "Hey! Why didn't you give me five stars?" I'm… Continue reading A great period romance!
An article about how I did my historical research for UPON YOUR HONOR…
From Christina: As another historical romance writer, I know the need for careful research. Today, Marie Lavender offers a glimpse at how she uncovers accurate information for her stories.
Come Sail Away to the Past
by Marie Lavender
As Upon Your Honor is a period romance, I wanted to cover some of the tough research I did for the book. Though it is getting easier the more I write, I did struggle with some technical issues during the writing of the manuscript.
For example, as most of Chloe’s journey is aboard La Voyageur, captained by Grant Hill (the hero in the first book), it was necessary to research ships. Clipper ships, to be exact. Clipper ships were very popular in their time, from 1840 to 1869. They were very fast and could outrun many other ships. I chose the clipper because I knew the captain would want a…
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