Category: Recommendations

GingerSnap Recommendations: Jane Austen Retellings

Posted March 2nd 2018 by The GingerSnap in Recommendations / / 0 Comments
GingerSnap Recommendations: Jane Austen Retellings

Like so many other romance readers, I love Jane Austen. I love her novels in all forms: original, movie adaptations, and retellings. I’ve read countless retellings over the years, but I’ve rounded up a few of my favourites for my fellow Austenites looking for a good, Jane-inspired book to cosy up with. Longbourn by Jo Baker This book focuses on the downstairs life, i.e. the servants, that make sure the Bennet household has plenty of food, clean clothing, and empty chamberpots. It’s easy to forget about the downstairs contingent of an upper-class family entirely, but Longbourn reminds us that not only do those servants exist and work incredibly hard, they also fall in and out of love, form friendships, and have their own dreams for their futures, just like their abovestairs compatriots. The love story in this book absolutely broke my heart, but the HEA is so wonderful and is perhaps […]

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GingerSnap Recommendations: Regency Romances

Posted January 27th 2018 by The GingerSnap in Recommendations / / 0 Comments
GingerSnap Recommendations: Regency Romances

Regency romance was the sub-genre that turned me on to romance. The history, the costumes, the societal rules constantly being broken by badass women – it was the genre I needed in my life but didn’t know how to look for. Thankfully, this is where Goodreads came in handy. I started using Goodreads right before I started reading romance, and its “Readers Also Enjoyed” function led me on to some of my favourite regency romance series. These include: The Bridgertons series by Julia Quinn Oh, how I love this series. I love the strong family bond between all the characters in the Bridgerton family, I love the strong heroines in these books (especially Violet Bridgerton, the family matriarch), and I love that these books are easy to navigate even if, like me in my romance-reading infancy, you don’t know many, or any, of the rules governing the aristocracy in the […]

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