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...
Red Roses Mean Love by Jacquie D'Alessandro
Originally Published in 1999
After nearly being killed, Lord Stephen Barrett regains consciousness in an unfamiliar but free-spirited household, nursed by the oldest sister of orphaned children. He decides to hide out there for a while and develops a bond with the children and a passion for his seductive nursemaid. But when Stephen walks out of Hayley's life one night, it will take his sister to bring them back together.
The biggest thing I remember about this book was how sweet it was. Hayley was quirky, but not annoying and Stephen was stoic and desperate for someone to care about him. I also liked the role that flowers and the language of flowers played in the overall storyline.