About

Hi! I’m Anne Glover, historical romance author and avid romance novel fan. I formed this blog in 2007 to help other historical romance readers wade through the shelves and not waste their money on the stinkers and have been happily blogging ever since.

My particular faves are Regency and Victorian reads, although occasionally I dabble in it all and give you the scoop here.

You can find my e-books at:  kindle books (amazon.com), smashwords, Barnes and Noble Nook store &  other fine ebook retailers.

I love to receive suggestions, comments or even e-books to review!  Contact me at romanceanne {at} yahoo.com

Happy reading,

Love, Anne

When I am offered a free review copy, I will indicate with a * at the end of a post.  I make every effort to provide honest feedback, and if I do not select your book to be reviewed it is most likely because it does not fit in with either my tastes or those of my readers.

In addition to getting the word out about my own books, the main reason I started this blog is to record and share my thoughts about the hundreds of romance novels I read every year.  Its like a diary of who I read and what I thought about it, and hopefully a good source of information for other other romance readers…my own virtual book club!  I also use the blog as a way to catalogue resources (such as recipes, “hot spots” in Regency England, etc) for both my own and your use!

BIO:

Anne Glover is the author of several best selling e-books including her trilogy novellas The Harrington House Party Series.  She is also a published poet, freelance writer, music critic and noted academic who has her masters in Architecture from a prestigious London college.

Regency and Victorian novels are her passion and she has been diligently tapping away at them for over ten years after realizing she was already writing historical romance in her head (the best sleep aid!).  Living in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, she loves keeping up with fans and friends through her blog “Regency Reader.”

Regency Reader has been a premier online source for historical romance reviews, history, and more since 2007.  For updates, subscribe to get posts to your inbox, or follow on twitter @Regency_Reader.


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13 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Anne-

    I just added a new feature on my web site. Every couple of weeks, I will be featuring a cool web site to visit. And ’cause your so cool, I put yours on there first! Although, I’m pretty cool myself 🙂 I couldn’t very well put my own site up there. Hope you get some traffic from it.

    Jennifer
    Better Than Chocolate Book Co.

  2. Hi Anne,
    I just found your website. (And I thought I knew all of them!) I think it’s great but some of the white font on white background is hard to read. My real reason in writing is that my first Hist-Ro is due from Zebra in August. It’s called “The Notorious Bridegroom.” How would I go about having you review it- if you wanted to? And how could I get my name added to the illustrious authors on the left-hand side of the page? Thanks! Kit

    • Hi Kit-

      I am not seeing white on white (what browser do you use?) but that would be helpful to know so I can edit it…

      I would love to review (the author list are all reviewed)…you can always e-mail me an e-book version at romanceanne (at) yahoo (dot) com

  3. Hi Anne-

    I like the new design on your site.

    I am starting a new group/site called Girl Reads Romance. In an effort to bring more traffice to your very informative and wonderful blog- I will be having your blog streaming through to the site through RSS. (hope that’s OK)

    Your blog is too great to miss and I really think a lot of people are missing out by not knowing about it.

    You can visit the site here…..http://girlreadsromance.ning.com/

    Also, there is a place for you (in the Forum) to advertise your eBooks. So I hope you will post them on there, Photo’s and all, if you wish.

    I am hoping this will bring more attention to your site. I know I love it, and I know others will too.

    —Jennifer, Better Than Chocolate Book Co.

  4. Lauren Gilbert (of Heyerwood) recommended you when I asked for people interested in Mary Wollstonecraft – she has written of MW’s influence on JA, which encouraged me to do the same – but I don’t see any way to search this site and find references to England’s first feminist. Can you advise?

    • Hi Roberta-

      Thanks for reaching out! The search box is below the blogroll section on the main page. I don’t currently have any posts on Mary Wollstonecraft, although my “Regency Women of Character” category features many other fantastic women of the era who were influential in their own right.

      If you could let me know what your specific interests are, maybe I can offer some further suggestions!

      Thanks again for getting in touch!

      Love,

      Anne

  5. Thanks for your helpful and prompt response. My specific interest is…everything Mary Wollstonecraft! Hence my blog, A Vindication of the Rights of Mary. I am in the middle of several posts about Jane Austen and whether she read MW. I am looking for links and evidence of influence. Anything you can contribute to this search would be very welcome. Thanks!

    • I did write a brief overview of other Regency writers, and had a link to http://www.theloiterer.org/ashton/mary2.html which talks a little bit about Mary Wollstonecraft and other influential female writers of the time.

      I think Austen’s writing makes it evident, in the nuances, that she was well read and kept up with her contemporaries. My favorite Austen, Northanger Abbey, is a direct satire of the gothic romance so very popular in her day. I also think that many of her characters represent common female archaetypes that writers like Wollstonecraft were writing and thinking about.

      Austen uses the vulnearable type of female, or enactment of, as a foil for her stronger characters. Elizabeth, who has clearly been more educated by her father than mother, is made all the more striking when set against her silly and often sentimental mother who is fond of drawing attention to her “nerves”; this compare and contrast is in some ways a direct imagining of the present and possibile female described in Vindication on the Rights of Woman.

      I am not sure if any letters by Jane have been published directly about MW or her influence, you might check in with some of the JA society’s at large. But, I do think with a little thoughtful reading you can undoubtedly find influence in JA’s novels.

      Can’t wait to check out your blog!

  6. Thank you for these comments; I agree that there can be little question about the influence of MW on JA. What is most helpful, though, is the link to theloiterer.org — now, that *is* a treasure trove!

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