Saturday, April 19, 2014

P - Blogging Challenge "Peerage in Romance Books"

A to Z Challenge is posting every day in April except Sundays (we get those off for good behavior.) And since there are 26 days, that matches the 26 letters of the alphabet. On April 1, blog about something that begins with the letter “A.” April 2 is “B,” April 3 is “C,” and so on.

Today's letter is P. 
Peerage in Romance Books

What exactly is the draw for romance books that feature peerage? Personally I am fascinated with hereditary titles, the hierarchy and the types of formal address associated within the British nobility system. I am first to admit, I know almost nothing about it and what I do know, I've learnt from romance novels. 

As much I am intrigued by Dukes, Duchess, Earls etc, I would not say that a book that includes the British peer title on the cover to be an autobuy for me. In fact, I can only digest so many Duke books where he doubles as a rake.    

The graphic book covers that I have featured in this post are some of my most favourite peerage historical books out there. I would highly recommend. There is nothing like getting swept away in a great historical romance. 
What I don't see very often and what I would love to read about is a modern day peerage book.  I would love to read about a Duke or Earl and how they handle romance with today's standards. Anyone know of one? 

On a side note, I purchased a wee plot of land in Scotland and as such, being a land owner grants me the formal title of Lady. So yes, I do frequently request that my friends address me as Lady Michelle. 

1 comment:

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Bwaha omg did you really purchase land? That's too funny!

Haymore is one of my favorites as well. That's such a good book!