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Tune in to hear two friends discuss all the steamy (and sometimes tepid) details of the regency romance genre.

Tea & Strumpets: A Regency Romance Review Zoë Wernick and Kelsey Lubbe

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Tune in to hear two friends discuss all the steamy (and sometimes tepid) details of the regency romance genre.

    019 - Pennyroyal 6 - How the Marquess Was Won

    019 - Pennyroyal 6 - How the Marquess Was Won

    What do you get when you combine an icy marquess and a plucky school teacher? Why a marvelous tale from Pennyroyal Green of course! This week not only do we get delicious dialog and a cat straight out of Greek mythology, we also get a feel-good tale of two who were meant to be. However, we do need to get through a few tropes to find our happily ever after but it’s not too much trouble as our hero and heroine draw us along as much as they are drawn to each other. Come and read “How the Marquess was Won” by Julie Anne Long **don’t be fooled, there are spoilers**

    • 1 hr 27 min
    018 - Turners 1 - The Soldier's Scoundrel

    018 - Turners 1 - The Soldier's Scoundrel

    Today's episode may seem a bit daunting in length, but be not afraid dear listener, there are a couple of excellent reasons for its loquaciousness. Firstly, the book we read had a lot of swoon-worthy moments to talk about and secondly, we were joined by some very special guests! Jeff Adams and Will Knauss of The Big Gay Fiction Podcast dropped in to talk about Cat Sebastian’s The Soldier’s Scoundrel. Will by-the-book Oliver let himself fall for don’t-ask-questions Jack? Will pessimist Jack open his heart to the idea of love at all? Sparks fly in this steamy regency as these two solve the mystery of some stolen letters and along the way find their HEA. **Spoilers are sneaking in**

    • 1 hr 47 min
    017 - Bridgertons 4 - Romancing Mr. Bridgerton

    017 - Bridgertons 4 - Romancing Mr. Bridgerton

    It’s the middle of the season and everyone is bored. What is a lady to do? Why, solve a mystery of course! Lady Danbury has tasked the ton with unmasking their favorite gossip, Lady Whistledown! However, this crusade is just the backdrop for our latest Bridgerton tale.

    Colin Bridgerton has recently returned from travels abroad and for some reason, he discovers that spinster Penelope Featherington is the person he most wants to spend time with. Penelope is not about to protest, but she is shocked to find that Colin is not just the charmer she’s been in love with for 12 years. That being said, Penelope is also not the person she thought she was either - maybe, just maybe, she is something more...and Colin’s heart is unprepared. We’re reading an absolute favorite of the Bridgerton Series: Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn. **Spoilers and more!** 

    • 1 hr 37 min
    016 - 2020 Historical Romance Releases We Just Can't Wait For!

    016 - 2020 Historical Romance Releases We Just Can't Wait For!

    Happy New Year everyone - and welcome to the roaring twenties! With such an obviously historically-minded decade, we know it's going to be a fabulous time for historical romance. And we're ringing in this year by sharing some of the 2020 historical romances we are most excited about! So many books are already announced and we just could not keep our 2020 must-haves to ourselves any longer. Will your favorites make the list? Will we introduce you to some you didn't know were coming? Did we egregiously leave something out?! Get ready to mark those calendars and click preorder, because the list is long and full of HEAs we think you're gonna love.

    • 43 min
    015 - Eight Kisses Anthology - A Highlander for Hanukkah

    015 - Eight Kisses Anthology - A Highlander for Hanukkah

    Now that we’ve celebrated Christmas, it’s time for the Festival of Lights! This year we’re spending it in Edinburgh and it looks like the gift of a hot, highland man just keeps on giving. Do ye get where I’m going with this lads and lassies? This is only one of two Hanukkah tales that take place in the regency. We know because we looked, hard. This one also included some cool history facts and Zoë gets to put her Hebrew skills to good use (like she learned it in Israel so it’s the real deal and Kelsey was only a bit impressed, but only a bit!). Let’s get into our next holiday novella, A Highlander for Hanukkah by Lori Ann Bailey. **Spoilers, Oy vey!**

    • 1 hr 14 min
    014 - Maiden Lane 10.7 - Once Upon A Christmas Eve

    014 - Maiden Lane 10.7 - Once Upon A Christmas Eve

    It’s officially December, so we’re going full-holiday on you all! That special time of year where you spend time with loved ones...or with a family you happen to come across when your carriage breaks down in a snowstorm with Grandma inside! Even if you’re like our hero Adam and not that into Christmas, it’s hard not to find joy from an almost-kiss while hunting down holly for the Christmas Ball. Or better yet - from a bit of action under the stairs while everyone else is occupied with parlor games! Miss Sarah St. John is about to learn that the best-made plans don’t always come to be - sometimes you can try to push away any and all rakes and a snowstorm will just blow a silver-tongued charmer into your home! Elizabeth Hoyt’s Once Upon a Christmas Eve is a festive novella that seems just right for a bit of holiday reading by the fire. **Spoilers all the way!**

    • 1 hr 7 min

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Five Stars

Very enjoyable podcast, love all the books that are discussed.

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