Tune in to hear two friends discuss all the steamy (and sometimes tepid) details of the regency romance genre.
Join us each episode as we take a trip across the pond and into the past in search of swoon-worthy Happily Ever After’s! We talk about all your regency favorites like Julia Quinn’s Bridgertons or Lisa Kleypas’ Ravenels, plus we dive deep into exciting new releases from rising stars like Scarlett Peckham, Cat Sebastian, and Evie Dunmore. We’ve got full book reviews AND fabulous interviews with bestselling authors in the genre like Kerrigan Byrne and Maya Rodale. Whether you’re looking for a book to add to your TBR pile or you’ve read our choice already, we’ve got a little something for everyone.
083 - What We've Been Reading
Ever wonder what your co-hosts do when they're not prepping for an episode? Turns out, they read more books. This week Tea & Strumpets is sharing with you all the books they've been reading so far in 2021. They've been exploring new authors and even just rereading some old favorites. It's a week of recommendations and short reviews for the enjoyment of your ears and to the detriment of an every growing TBR pile.
082 - Pennyroyal Green Series Wrap-up & Your Questions Answered!
From gallows to galleries to galleys, from spiders to sea monsters to Spain, we've read our way through the eleven books of the Pennyroyal Green Series by the amazing Julie Anne Long and today we're talking about the whole, absolutely fabulous experience. Plus we're answering listener questions annnnnd discussing what series we should read next! **The whole dang episode is full of spoilers!!**
081 - Pennyroyal 11 - The Legend of Lyon Redmond
After almost two years of waiting we finally come to our Pennyroyal Green conclusion. Olivia Eversea is at last ready to put the Redmond she should have never loved away for good. The trouble is as the wedding gets closer, the world appears to be conspiring against her. Lyon for his part has tried to forget the girl who broke his heart on a rainy night five years ago. And yet, upon learning of her impending nuptials, Lyon cannot seem to leave England’s shores as he planned. Can our star crossed lovers untangle their feelings and start anew or will the past be just too hard an obstacle to overcome? Thanks you Julie Anne Long for your amazing series and we cannot wait to read its final chapter in “The Legend of Lyon Redmond.” **It’s all SPOILERS for these long lost lovers**
080 - Rules of Scoundrels 1 - A Rogue by Any Other Name with Vanessa Zoltan!
What would you do if you lost every cent to your name over one hand of cards? Well, that's what our hero Bourne is dealing with - and he's chosen revenge. And when the chance to reclaim an elusive plot of his land is offered he goes all in, even though it comes with a bride attached! Lady Penelope Marbury isn't what Bourne remembers from their childhood, though. She's got an agenda that she's prepared to do anything to protect - even if she has to bluff her way through. But, if she plays her cards right, she may win her hero's heart. We're reading A Rogue By Any Other Name by Sarah Maclean - and to sweeten the pot, we're joined by the fabulous Vanessa Zoltan (Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, Hot & Bothered) to break down everything that raises our eyebrows and pulls at our heartstrings. ***All bets are off when it comes to SPOILERS!***
079 - Bridgertons HEA: Romancing Mister Bridgerton - Second Epilogue
We're back with the next installment of our most-requested episodes! We return to the Bridgertons to check in with our favorite writing and flirting duo - Colin & Penelope. And what we get is a closure most-excellent for a scene we never got to see - between Penelope and Eloise!! The secret is out....so join us to discuss the reveal!
078 - Pennyroyal 10 - It Started with a Scandal
Elise Fountain has never met a challenge she could not rise to, and that includes being the housekeeper for a grumpy, convalescing Lord Lavay. Lavay is not used to being laid low, especially when time is running out to secure an influx of funds to buy back his childhood home. Through sheer determination and cheerful optimism, Elise slowly wins over the recalcitrant staff and also wins over the hardened heart of a very deserving Lord. Join us for It Started with a Scandal - the penultimate Pennyroyal Green novel by Julie Anne Long! **We cannot discuss scandals without SPOILERS**
Wonderful, delightful and entertaining podcast! Great to listen to the lovely ladies sharing their reviews and opinions. Their enthusiasm for the genre is truly infectious!
Very enjoyable podcast, love all the books that are discussed.