What is Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition?
Traditionally, Throwback Thursday celebrates nostalgia, asking participants to post a personal photo or an image from their past -- usually from 5 to 10 years ago. There are a lot of book blogs that also do a book-related Throwback Thursday. Since Tin and Mary C. are unapologetic lovers of historical romances, they've decided to focus on this beloved genre.
Here are the rules:
1. It must be posted on a Thursday.
2. It must be a historical romance novel published before October 2008.
THIS WEEK I AM FEATURING...
THEN CAME YOU
by Lisa Kleypas
Originally Published: June 1993
Reckless and wild, beautiful Lily Lawson delights in shocking proper London society and in breaking any rule to flaunt her independence. Now she′s determined to rescue her sister from an undesirable marriage to the ruthless Alex Raiford, the arrogant Earl of Wolverton. She succeeds in rescuing her sister, but in the meantime Alex decides that Lily must be his. He has resolved to make her pay dearly for her interference -with her body, her soul...and her heart.
A lot of historical romance fans know, and love, Kleypas's Dreaming of You featuring author Sara Fielding and club owner Derek Craven. But, some of them don't know that there is actually a prequel to that famous story featuring a couple that I think is just as intriguing. Lily is considered a fallen woman by London society, but she doesn't let that stop her from living her life. I loved everything about her from her independence to her loyalty to her family. Alex is not as interesting as Lily (that's asking a lot), but I still liked his character. His fascination with Lily starts because of her involvement in his failed engagement and quickly escalates when he figures out what an intelligent and loving person she is. Plus this book provides readers with their first glimpses of Derek Craven!