Thursday, April 24, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition #32

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Happy Thursday, everyone! And welcome to a new feature on Buried Under Romance and Love Saves the World.

What is Throwback Thursday?
Traditionally, Throwback Thursday celebrates nostalgia, asking participants to post a personal photo or an image from their past -- usually from 5 to 10 years ago. There are a lot of book blogs that also do a book-related Throwback Thursday.

The Historical Romance Edition:
Since Mary of Buried Under Romance and I are unapologetic lovers of historical romances, we've decided to focus on our beloved genre.

Here are our rules:
1. It must be posted on a Thursday.
2. It must be a historical romance novel published before October 3, 2008.

A Pirate's Love by Johanna Lindsey, published 1978


A Pirate's Love

Sailing westward toward the Caribbean sun, young Bettina Verlaine obediently sets out to fulfill the promise made by her father -- but not by her heart -- a prearranged marriage destined not to be ... once the notorious Captain Tristan's pirate ship appears on the horizon.

Abducted by the bold and handsome brigand, the pale-haired beauty surrenders her innocence in the warm caress of the tropical winds -- detesting her virile captor for enslaving her ... yet loving him for the passionate spell he casts over fragile, yearning heart.

I was inspired by Mary @ Buried Under Romance's Throwback Thursday pick last week, so I decided to do a search for historical romances published during my year of birth: 1978 at FictionDB.

The results amazed me: 631 romance titles were published that year in the different sub-genres (Contemporary, Historical, etc). I was prepared to feature a Barbara Cartland book, when I clicked on the next few pages of the search results and found ... Johanna Lindsey and Linda Lael Miller. I am in awe of the enduring nature of these two authors, who continue to create such wonderful romance stories up to now.

I haven't read A Pirate's Love, but a lot of the reviews on Amazon warn about the rape that happens in the story.

To find out more about Johanna Lindsey and her books, click below:

Head over to Mary @ Buried Under Romance and Ki Pha of Doing Some Reading for their picks for Throwback Thursday.^_^

Fellow historical romance readers are welcome to join us. Enter your link below so we can visit your TBT: HR Edition post for the week! (Then go here to copy the Link code to your blogs.)


  1. Oh boy, this is a favorite, but there are many books by this author I really have enjoyed reading. You should read this sometime, its a really great romance.

  2. I need to read Johanna Lindsey sometime...I've heard great things about her. I love the idea of picking a book published in your birth year...I may need to do that next week. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Hi, Renee! Hi, Jennifer! I love a lot of Lindsey's books as well. I think I'll read a sample of this book before committing to it, though --

  4. I haven't read this one yet either. I don't really like reading books that have sexual abuse on them so I'm not sure if I'm going to read this one.



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