In mid-June, the fantastic Bobbi Dumas wrote an NPR Books post on historical romance. It focused on the role of Napoleon and the Battle of Waterloo as background for Regency romances. It’s a great piece that points out the research detail needed for a historical romance to read “true”. It seemed a fitting way to immortalize the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s death.
At the end of June, NPR Books featured a piece by Lynn Neary on the different types of romance heroes. The piece discusses the alpha hero, the beta hero, and whether Heathcliff really was a romance hero. It’s a fun foray into romance and shows that there is something for everyone in the genre.