books, reading

Regency Writer and Gender Roles

“We don’t get many opportunities to be honorable.”

“And that bothers you.”

“I won’t bore you with complaints about being too rich or too privileged. It’s like saying, ‘They’ve given me far too much delicious cake.’”

I’m reading a historical (Regency) romance novel right now that kicks off a series based on a group of women writers, their place in society at the time, and of course, their eventual love matches. I’m not very far into Forever Your Earl yet, but I’m enjoying the heroine’s observations on class, privilege, and gender roles so far, and the banter between her and the Earl is pretty great too.

What I’m telling you is that I’m going to be early just so I can get back to reading and see what happens.