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Rakes: Wine, Women and Drugs – Or Did Their Wives Really Drive Them to It?

Rakes: Wine, Women and Drugs - Or Did Their Wives Really Drive Them to It?by Sandra Scholes

Guest blog by Sandra Scholes Which came first? The rakish behavior or the wife? In modern day society if you marry, it’s usually for love and mutual interest. So a husband cheated on his wife, they are all sorts of names under the sun. If he had cold feet about the seriousness of a permanent […]

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Regency Rakes and Their All Too Often Naughtiest Traits

Regency Rakes and Their All Too Often Naughtiest Traitsby Sandra Scholes

by Sandra Scholes, guest blogger Rakes are numerous in Regency romance novels, as a peek through a Mills and Boon or Jane Austen paperback will tell enough about a supposed gentleman’s personality, but what are the man’s traits that separate men in fiction from the rakish rogues in popular historical novels today? What makes a […]

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