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The Reader's Couch Podcast

Under the Covers of Historical Rom-Coms with Francesca

Francesca joins me on the couch and shares her expertise on historical rom-coms along with book recommendations.

Last Updated on May 10, 2024 by BiblioLifestyle

The Reader's Couch podcast - Under the Covers of Historical Rom-Coms with Francesca

Under the Covers of Historical Rom-Coms with Francesca

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This is an episode all about historical rom-coms! From what defines a historical rom-com, similarities and differences between other sub-genres, and how it provides a seamless transition for fans of contemporary rom-coms, Francesca from the Under the Book Covers blog shares all that plus more in the episode.  Get her expert recommendations for must-read authors and books within the genre. Additionally, we explore Francesca’s reading journey, and we talk about the resources available on her blog to help readers find their next favorite book.

Under the Covers of Historical Rom-Coms with Francesca and Victoria

Everything You Need To Know About Historical Rom-Coms

In this episode of the Reader’s Couch podcast, listeners get to enjoy a fun conversation with Francesca from the Under the Book Covers blog. We decided to focus on the delightful genre of historical romantic comedies but first Francesca starts by sharing her literary journey. From her childhood reading experience with classics and reading with her father, to her independently developing a passion for romance novels, specifically within the realms of paranormal and historical genres. We also touch on the idea of mood reading and the value of uncovering hidden treasures in literature.

We then dive into the topic of historical rom-coms. From what defines a historical rom-com to the similarities and differences between other sub-genres. A highlight of the episode was Francesca explaining how easy it is for fans to switch between the two. For those new to the genre, she recommends authors like Tessa Dare and Julia Quinn. Francesca also provides a well-rounded selection of both famous and lesser-known authors, ensuring there’s something to intrigue every reader.

Check out Francesca’s Regency Romance book list and learn more about the genre here. 

Authors and Books Mentioned on the Show:

Tessa Dare

  • “The Duchess Deal” (Girl Meets Duke series)
  • “Romancing the Duke” (Castles Ever After series)

Julia Quinn

Vivienne Lorret

“Lord Holt Takes a Bride” (The Mating Habits of Scoundrels series)

Elizabeth Michels

  • “Must Love Dukes” (Tricks of the Ton series)

Vicky Dreiling

Martha Waters

Maya Rodale

  • “Lady Bridget’s Diary” (Keeping Up with the Cavendishes series)

Lisa Kleypas

  • “Secrets of a Summer Night” (Wallflower series)

Cat Sebastian

(mentioned for writing queer historical romance, no specific titles given)

Do you read historical rom-coms?

What is your favorite historical rom-com book or series? Do you have a favorite author in the genre? Let’s talk all about reading historical romantic comedies in the comments below.

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