Regency Junkie

Have you ever loved something so much, and you’re not really quite sure why?

Yeah, that’s me and the Regency era.

I know it started with my mom, and Pride and Prejudice. I was at least ten the first time I watched the BBC version of P&P all the way through with my mom (though I may have watched it before then). And I LOVED it! The more I explored the time period, the more I found to love. On and on until today, where you will find me obsessed with everything to do with the era. I love researching the time period and always feel a little silly as I sit in front of my computer with a big grin on my face, soaking up everything I can.

While there are certainly some downsides to the Regency era (lack of women’s rights and indoor plumbing to name a few) there’s so much to love about it! The manners, the clothing, the balls, the slower pace of life. As a romance writer (and reader), I especially enjoy the tension of a society where even an innocent touch could mean so much more. Or be misconstrued as something more by the local gossips!

While I hope to venture out into other genres in the future, Regency is my home for now, simply because I love it so much! And in keeping with the traditional Regency vibe, my books are all sweet and clean. (So you can feel free to recommend them to everyone!)

What’s something you’ve found yourself inexplicably in love with? Or if you’re a Regency junkie like me, what’s one of your favorite things about the time period?

2 thoughts on “Regency Junkie”

  1. I’ve only read a couple of Regency fiction titles but I am also fascinated in the period — from a historical context mainly. When I was doing fairly extensive research for my novel, “The Duchess of Earl”, I was truly fascinated with how significant this relatively brief period of time was, both in Great Britain and in countries like America and France.
    Wow — talk about a cluster of big historical events! And England with a Regent running things.

  2. I love historical fiction, but it’s the 18th thru 20th century American history that’s deeply ingrained in my psyche. It’s funny how each person identifies with a certain time period, isn’t it? However, in reading your post, “The manners, the clothing, the balls, the slower pace of life. As a romance writer (and reader), I especially enjoy the tension of a society where even an innocent touch could mean so much more. Or be misconstrued as something more by the local gossips!” Your words make me want to grab the nearest Regency Romance and cuddle up for a long, rainy day of reading! Your words actually had a calming effect on my soul today. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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