How to tell if you are in a Regency Novel

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1. You are either a virgin or a sad and lovely widow whose husband was lost at sea. You are spirited, but still passing ladylike.

2. Your father is away in the colonies protecting his tobacco interests, or a bumbling idiot, or a gambler. His character flaws lead to you becoming betrothed to a man you’ve never met.

3. Your dance card is filled up with the names of eligible gentlemen who are excessively unattractive.

4. You have a maiden aunt who despairs of you. You have a gaggle of sisters of marriageable age and they are all silly.

5. You are an incorrigible womanizer and you have lived in France. You are squandering your sizeable inheritance on loose women and card tables. You may very well be a pirate.

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Filed under Books, Historical Romance, History, Romance, Time Travel Novel

7 responses to “How to tell if you are in a Regency Novel

  1. conniefischer

    So true and aren’t these some of the reasons why we love regency novels so much? 🙂

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  2. Dot, my husband can attest to the fact that I frequently lose myself in the romances I’m reading!

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  3. Ha! I’d never really thought about how many heroes have lived in France, but it’s very true!


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