Why Do You Read Historical Romance?

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Sins of Salem #3
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On Friday, May 29th, the Historical Romance Network is inviting everyone to join authors and Evans, Bronwen- To Wager the Marquis of Wolverstone (final) 300 px @ 72 dpi low resreaders to share why they read and love historical romance. Use the hashtag #WhyIReadHistoricals on your favorite social media sites and let the world know what historical romance means to you!

At the same time, find out why your favorite authors (including the authors here at ER) write historical romance. Historical romance authors around the world will be posting/tweetingΒ their reasons for writing in this multi-faceted sub-genre of romance. Look for the hashtag #WhyIWriteHistoricals!

To get us all prepared to post on Friday, tell us your favorite genre of historical romance. Ancient? Medieval? Viking? Western? Georgian? Colonial? Regency? Scottish? Victorian? Edwardian? World War II? Or do you like historicals set in unusual locations? Please share!


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Ally lives in Texas and is convinced her house is shrinking, possibly because she shares it with three kids, five dogs, a cat, a rabbit, and several reptiles. Oh, and her husband. She likes to curse in Russian and spends most of her time letting dogs in and out of the house and shuttling kids around. She writes historical romance set in Regency England and Imperial Russia. She loves to hear from readers and you can find her on her website, Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter, though she makes no claims of using any of them properly.

12 Responses

  1. Tina B

    My favorite is Scottish and then Medieval!!

    • Ally Broadfield

      Well, who doesn’t love a man in a kilt? Jude Deveraux got me into reading Medieval romance after I read A Knight in Shining Armor. πŸ™‚

  2. Barbara Monajem

    I don’t have a favorite. I read mostly Regencies because there are lots of them, but I would love to see some romances that take place in Anglo-Saxon times or in the reign of William the Conqueror. Or Henry II. Restoration era is good, too. So is Ancient Rome. Et cetera…..

  3. Glenda

    I’m no help narrowing down a time period, I love ’em all. πŸ™‚

  4. lauraboon2014

    I will read all periods of historical romance but my first love, Regency Romances, will always be my one true love πŸ™‚

    • Ally Broadfield

      I’m like you, Laura. I read in all time periods, but Regencies are my favorite to read and write. It’s Jane Austen’s fault for creating Mr. Darcy and Captain Wentworth. πŸ™‚