rags to riches

Review: Cinderella and the Sheikh by Teresa Morgan

Review: Cinderella and the Sheikh by Teresa Morganby Keira

Hero: Sheikh Rasyn (Ra-sin) Al Jabar has no interest in becoming the next ruler of his homeland, Abbas in North Africa. He decides a Western wife will surely raise the country’s hackles and get him out of the line for succession. When he spies Libby, he thinks he can fulfill his desire to leave the […]

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Story Tropes: Rags to Riches

Story Tropes: Rags to Richesby Guest Blogger

Guest blog by Katherine Givens, author of In Her Dreams One of my favorite romance tropes is the rags to riches story. I’m not talking about the traditional Cinderella story with talking mice and a pumpkin turned carriage. I’m talking about a hero who went from a street urchin dwelling in the streets of St. […]

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Movie Review: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella Starring Brandy Norwood and Paolo Montalban

Movie Review: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella Starring Brandy Norwood and Paolo Montalbanby Keira

I love Cinderella. I don’t really know anybody who doesn’t adore this type of character. Her story is one of rags to riches; poor in money but rich in love. Take her story, a timeless classic, and add Rodgers and Hammerstein to the mix and you have a hit musical. I love all versions of […]

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Review: The Dressmaker by Posie Graeme-Evans

Review: The Dressmaker by Posie Graeme-Evansby Zarabeth Golden

by Zarabeth, guest reviewer I loved this book! The End. Seriously, though, I really really enjoyed this novel. I could not put it down. Not because it was edge of your seat thriller or even hot and heavy it was simply a masterfully-told story. I connected so much with our heroine, Ellen, that I didn’t […]

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Review: These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer

Review: These Old Shades by Georgette Heyerby Keira

These Old Shades is a mashup of several of my favorite romance plots all rolled into one story. It’s a May/December where the hero is significantly older than the heroine. It’s also a Guardian/Ward pairing as well as Employer/Employee. The heroine even goes half the novel cross-dressing, though the hero is aware of this fact. […]

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Get into Bed with Grace Burrowes (Author Interview)

Get into Bed with Grace Burrowes (Author Interview)by Keira

Keira: In a Regency battle of the sexes, who would win in a game of wits: Gayle Windham or Anna Seaton? Grace Burrowes: They would go at it tooth and nail for about the first three rounds, then become distracted by their chemistry and start to negotiate (the technical term would be “flirt”) between hurling […]

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