Thursday, October 23, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition

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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.

The Heir and the Spare (Negligent Chaperone Book 1) by Maya Rodale, published August 2007

All of London is raving about the newly arrived American, Emilia Highhart. She has beauty, charm, wit, and a hint of the exotic. Unfortunately, grace is decidedly not one of her virtues. Staircases, doors, even floors have proven her enemies, often leaving Emilia prostrate and mortified in a pile of muslin. Nevertheless, at her first ball, her dance card soon fills with the names of highly suitable men. But Emilia’s eyes are on just one -- one her aunt points out as the entirely unsuitable Lord Phillip ...

In fact, he isn’t Lord Phillip. While Phillip, the heir, goes about spending the good family’s funds, his identical twin, Devon, the spare, must attend society functions as Lord Phillip -- all because of a few blasted minutes’ age difference. Soon, both twins are vying for Emilia. And, under the not-so-watchful eye of Lady Palmerston, aunt and chaperone to the young lady, Emilia is unknowingly courted by two different men with the same face! But only one of them is the love of her life ...

How do you choose the books you read? Is it the cover? The blurb? I remember picking up and reading this book, but I can't remember why, but I do remember loving Maya Rodale instantly and buying all of her works since her debut novel. The word that comes to mind when I think back to Rodale's books is "quirky" -- there's always a fun factor in her stories and she's very good at writing women. Her current series about Wallflowers is very enjoyable. (I just finished book 2: Wallflower Gone Wild.)

To find out more about Maya Rodale 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. Though I love Maya and her recent books, I never managed to get her backlists..... Don't know why.

  2. I happen to enjoy Maya's books, they're always a well deserved break for me from everyday work.
    I haven't read all of her books yet, a nice challenge for me.
    Thanks Tin for this one.
    Have a nice day! :-)

  3. I really enjoyed this one too. I think I picked it up because Julia Quinn recommended it on her website years ago. Maya Rodale has definitely become an auto-buy author for me. Thanks for sharing!



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