Thursday, April 16, 2015

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.

Anna and the Duke by Kathryn Smith, published April 2002


At the very least, anyone else in Anna Welsley's position would be satisfied. Anna is to inherit a fortune, and after a glittering London debut last Season, she is now engaged to a duke's son. Anna herself does not understand the vague feeling of dissatisfaction. While her mother industriously plans Anna's wedding, Anna herself reads poetry and wonders if what she's in is love or just an arrangement.

The Duke

As the estranged Scottish son of an English duke who has just died, Ewan MacLaughlin is the reluctant heir to his father's title. Arriving in London, he must face his father's widow, half sister, and half brother, Richard, who was fully expecting to become the duke himself. While acquainting himself with his newfound relations, Ewan finds himself more and more often in the company of Richard's fiancee, the beautiful Anna.

When it becomes clear that Richard is conspiring against Ewan, Anna is compelled to warn Ewan. But what begins in innocence soon becomes betrayal as Anna finds the answer to the question in her heart -- in Ewan.

This was part of a really cool set of books from Avon called the True Romance series -- a set of historical romance novels written by authors like Kathryn Smith and Lorraine Heath. (Fun fact: Meg Cabot wrote 2 books for this series!) For more details on this series, click here to go to the Wiki page.

Kathryn Smith last published a historical romance in 2011. She's currently writing YA steampunk novels as Kady Cross.

To find out more about Kathryn Smith 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 I just loved this book and series. In fact this series is the reason I love historical romance and really romance novels in general. one of these days I want to re read them all again. Such witty and charming love stories. Anna and the Duke was one of my favorites too. Great choice you have here.

  2. What~ She's also Kady Cross!? Where have I been?
    This definitely sounds amazing and will have to check it out ASAP!



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