Today I'm taking a turn around the Regency Era. I'm working on a proposal for a book series set in this delectable time period. I've already written the first chapters of the first novel of the series. And over the past few days have been inspired to plot one of the successive novels. Today I received a box of books I ordered set in this period. I love it when books arrive in my mailbox - it feels like I'm receiving a gift, albiet to myself! I endeavor to enjoy all of the books I ordered for that sake alone, but they will also be of great use to me.
Georgette Heyer's Regency World by Jennifer Kloester is "The definitive guide for all fans of Georgette Heyer, Jane Austen, and the glittering Regency period" and will be of great use for my research. I also have been investigating Regency novels old and new for research material and inspiration. The Bluestocking on His Knee by Regina Scott (Zebra, 1999) and Mandy Goff's The Blackmailed Bride (Steeple Hill, 2011) struck my fancy.
Of course, I'm already well read in the Regencies of Ruth Axtell Morren, Catherine Palmer, Kaye Dacus, Julie Klassen, and others. Oh, and I would be remiss to neglect our dear Miss Austen. And as a side note, the not nearly enough Regency movies I am sure to watch over again for the umpteenth time.
What genre is your favorite? And what historical period to you enjoy most?
For me, you must already know that my favorite genre is fiction and I am smitten with the historical periods in range from the 17th through the 19th centuries.