Thursday, July 24, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition #45

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.

The Veil of Night by Lydia Joyce, published April 2005

In darkness, he awaits her ...

Byron Stratford, Duke of Raeburn, walks in shadow. Spoken of only in whispers, he lives alone in his crumbling manor, a cold, enigmatic recluse. Rarely appearing by the light of day, he moves as a wraith in the night, answering to no man. He cares little for those who dwell outside -- and does not abide the intrusion of others, lest they discover his secret shame ... This is the sinister man Lady Victoria Wakefield must confront if she is to save herself from her family's ruin. Little does she suspect that she will emerge from her journey into that night as his shining sun -- or that the passion that radiates between them will be their only defense against the true darkness threatening to destroy them both ...

I don't remember how it was that I picked up a copy of Lydia Joyce's book, but I did. And I was stunned by the very, very gothic feel of her stories. She was a way of interplaying dark (a LOT of dark) with light. The Veil of Night is her debut novel.

Sadly, she's another author who seems to have disappeared. Her last published book was Wicked Intentions in 2008, and I can't find her online. Her registered website ( is now being used by a mystery shopper.

To find out more about Lydia Joyce 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. Oooo Never heard of this author so this sounds amazing. Don't you just hate it when they disappear? So sad. :(

    1. If you like really gothic stories, you should read Lydia Joyce. I'm hoping she's somewhere out there writing something new. ^_^



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