Thursday, November 13, 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.

Beast by Judith Ivory (published 1997)

An exquisite American heiress, Louise Vandermeer is beautiful, brilliant ... and bored -- which is why she has agreed to a daring adventure: to travel across the ocean to marry an aristocrat abroad. Rumor has it her intended is a hideous cad -- a grim prospect that propels her into a passionate, reckless affair with a compelling stranger she never sees in the light of day.

Though scarred by a childhood illness, Charles d'Harcourt has successfully wooed Europe's most sophisticated beauties. For a lark, he contrived to travel incognito on his own fiancee's ship -- and seduce the young chit in utter darkness. But the rake's prank backfired. It was he who was smitten -- while the hot-tempered Lulu, now his wife, loves only her shipboard lover, unaware it was d'Harcourt all the time! And Charles will never have her heart -- unless he can open her eyes to the prince who hides within.

Sherry Thomas cites Judith Ivory's Beast as inspiration for her own story, Beguiling the Beauty. I have never read Judith Ivory and I really think I should this coming 2015. Beast was Judith Ivory's debut novel. Her last published book was Angel in a Red Dress in 2006. I could not find her website. Does anyone have more information/updates about Judith Ivory?

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  1. Hey, she's an Avon author! I've never read her books but I have heard and seen some of her books at Goodwill. I'm not sure if she's just on a break but she was supposed to have two more books after Angel in a Red Dress (which was originally titled, Starlit Surrender, and published under her real name of Judy Cuevas in 1988--- making it her debut debut book).

    But this is her fansite which is run by fans and hasn't been updated for awhile....

    1. Oooh~ thank you for the lead! This debut novel intrigues me because of the Sherry Thomas connection.

      'til next Thursday!

  2. I love this book! Judith Ivory's writing was very unique and I really miss her work. I haven't read Beguiling the Beauty, but I will move it up in my queue if she was inspired by Beast. Thanks for sharing!



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