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Tea & Strumpets: A Regency Romance Review

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Tune in to hear two friends discuss all the steamy (and sometimes tepid) details of the regency romance genre. Join us each episode as we take a trip across the pond and into the past in search of swoon-worthy Happily Ever After’s! We talk about all your regency favorites like Julia Quinn’s Bridgertons or Lisa Kleypas’ Ravenels, plus we dive deep into exciting new releases from rising stars like Scarlett Peckham, Cat Sebastian, and Evie Dunmore. We’ve got full book reviews AND fabulous interviews with bestselling authors in the genre like Kerrigan Byrne and Maya Rodale. Whether you’re looking for a book to add to your TBR pile or you’ve read our choice already, we’ve got a little something for everyone.

Tune in to hear two friends discuss all the steamy (and sometimes tepid) details of the regency romance genre. Join us each episode as we take a trip across the pond and into the past in search of swoon-worthy Happily Ever After’s! We talk about all your regency favorites like Julia Quinn’s Bridgertons or Lisa Kleypas’ Ravenels, plus we dive deep into exciting new releases from rising stars like Scarlett Peckham, Cat Sebastian, and Evie Dunmore. We’ve got full book reviews AND fabulous interviews with bestselling authors in the genre like Kerrigan Byrne and Maya Rodale. Whether you’re looking for a book to add to your TBR pile or you’ve read our choice already, we’ve got a little something for everyone.

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United States

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Tune in to hear two friends discuss all the steamy (and sometimes tepid) details of the regency romance genre. Join us each episode as we take a trip across the pond and into the past in search of swoon-worthy Happily Ever After’s! We talk about all your regency favorites like Julia Quinn’s Bridgertons or Lisa Kleypas’ Ravenels, plus we dive deep into exciting new releases from rising stars like Scarlett Peckham, Cat Sebastian, and Evie Dunmore. We’ve got full book reviews AND fabulous interviews with bestselling authors in the genre like Kerrigan Byrne and Maya Rodale. Whether you’re looking for a book to add to your TBR pile or you’ve read our choice already, we’ve got a little something for everyone.

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English


Episodes

078 - Pennyroyal 10 - It Started with a Scandal

4/8/2021
Elise Fountain has never met a challenge she could not rise to, and that includes being the housekeeper for a grumpy, convalescing Lord Lavay. Lavay is not used to being laid low, especially when time is running out to secure an influx of funds to buy back his childhood home. Through sheer determination and cheerful optimism, Elise slowly wins over the recalcitrant staff and also wins over the hardened heart of a very deserving Lord. Join us for It Started with a Scandal - the penultimate...

Duration:00:40:16

077 - Wallflowers 3 - Devil In Winter

3/25/2021
This week we’re talking about an absolute favorite in the genre! Evie Jenner needs to get married - and quickly. After failing to kidnap and marry one of her best friends, Evie knows that Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent, is desperate enough to marry her straightaway. Neither planned that after a whirlwind wedding they would find that they just cannot seem to do without the other. While this was a reread, Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas just gets better and better. **We’re running away to Gretna...

Duration:00:50:49

076 - A Window into Gothic Romance with Rose Lerner

3/18/2021
This week we were joined by fabulous author Rose Lerner to discuss the regency, revolution, and research, and most of all, her new Audible Exclusive and Gothic Regency, The Wife in the Attic!

Duration:00:47:08

075 - Bridgerton S1 E8 Recap - After the Rain with Tessa Dare and Jodi Picoult!

2/25/2021
It’s our last episode so we had to have our biggest guests ever on the pod. Best-selling author, Regency Romance royalty, and Anthony Bridgerton super fan Tessa Dare is here and she’s brought a friend, #1 best-selling author Jodi Picoult. WHAT?! Once we got over the shock we could not wait to dish all about the season as a whole, how we actually got through an epilogue in the first season, and of course, what’s going to happen with ANTHONY! We also talk about books being adapted to film and...

Duration:00:52:29

074 - Bridgerton S1 E7 Recap - Oceans Apart with Mazey Eddings!

2/23/2021
In our second to last episode on the series, we speak with friend of the podcast, bookstagramer and author Mazey Eddings. Mazey talks about her overall excitement over the show, our massive speculations on the future, and of course, how we cannot wait to see who is cast as Kate in the next season. **Note: This episode was recorded before the casting announcement for Kate was made, and if you want to know our reaction - AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! OUR KATE IS AMAZING!!!!**

Duration:00:49:32

073 - Bridgerton S1 E6 Recap - Swish with Jenny Nordbak!

2/18/2021
**TW: Consent and Sexual Assault** It’s time to get into it and discuss Bridgerton’s most controversial episode. While we dove deep into these themes during our full book review (Episode 6 of our podcast, coincidentally), we wanted to find someone who had more authority than we did to speak on consent. We were so lucky to get to speak with former dominatrix, Wicked Wallflowers podcast co-host, and Bridgerton virgin Jenny Nordbak. We talk about her thoughts on the series as a whole, how they...

Duration:00:53:15

072 - Bridgerton S1 E5 Recap - Diamond of the First Water with Mariana Fonseca!

2/16/2021
For Episode 5, we knew we could not exclude the thoughts of Julia Quinn’s largest fan base - Brazil! So we spoke with the founder of the hugely followed Julia Quinn Brazil social media channels, Mariana Fonseca. We discuss what made her fall in love with Julia Quinn and why Julia is treated like a Beatle whenever she’s in Brazil. We also talk about her favorite Bridgerton book, if Netflix and Shonda Rhimes did Julia justice, and just what we think might happen in a second season.

Duration:01:18:14

071 - Bridgerton S1 E4 Recap - An Affair of Honor with Vanessa Riley!

2/11/2021
We’re halfway through the series so it was high time to bring in a regency expert - historical fiction and regency romance author Vanessa Riley! We chat all about the cast diversity, why Queen Charlotte is a BA, and also fan easter eggs throughout the series.

Duration:00:32:25

070 - Bridgerton S1 E3 Recap - Art of the Swoon with Bianca Hernandez-Knight!

2/9/2021
In this third episode we’re talking fashion with Jane Austen fan and historical costume hobbyist Bianca Hernandez-Knight. We discuss gatekeeping in the historical community, use of color stories in Bridgerton, and just how fierce Queen Charlotte’s wigs are. **Note: Stay tuned for the last 45 minutes of this episode for sample of the audiobook The Duke Heist by Erica Ridley!**

Duration:01:25:30

069 - Bridgerton S1 E2 Recap - Shock and Delight with Christy Carew!

2/4/2021
In our second installment, we’re talking the music of Bridgerton (by Kris Bowers) with composer Christy Carew. Everyone has been exclaiming over the brilliant use of music in the show so we wanted to talk to an expert! We dove deep into all the themes, the development of the sound, and the parts we absolutely can’t get enough of. We also have her dish over her favorite Bridgerton and what she loved most about the series.

Duration:00:38:15

068 - Bridgerton S1 E1 Recap - Diamond of the First Water with Korrie Noelle!

2/2/2021
This is our first of eight episodes all about the Netflix hit series Bridgerton! In this first chat we’re joined by insta-blogger and entrepreneur Korrie Noelle. We’re going to talk all about our first thoughts on the show, Korrie’s relationship to the books, and what she cannot wait to see in the future!

Duration:00:40:09

067 - Pennyroyal 9 - Between the Devil and Ian Eversea

1/28/2021
Our first review of 2021 is bringing it back to where we started, Pennyroyal Green. This time we're learning more about the infamous Ian Eversea. His brother-in-law now has a ward, Miss Tansy Danforth, and everyone is telling Ian to stay away. At first he's happy to do so, as this beautiful young American really does not spark any interest. Yet when he finally gets to know her, a spark ignites and all attempts to extinguish it, only fan it into a full blown fire. Please enjoy the ninth...

Duration:00:36:05

066 - 21+ Historical Romances in 2021 We Just Can't Wait For! (Part 2)

1/14/2021
Well...so far 2021 is still wild but that’s okay! Grab your favorite cup of tea and be transported to the future of amazing books. This week we bring you part 2 of the books coming out this year we just cannot wait to read.

Duration:00:30:01

065 - 21+ Historical Romances in 2021 We Just Can't Wait For! (Part 1)

1/7/2021
Happy New Year! As someone recently said, "Wow. That was Crazy!" Finally that dumpster fire of a year is over and we can look forward to some great reads in the future. So while you watch the craziness abate, we hope you enjoy a little escape in all the amazing books coming out this year. Here is our list of 21 (plus a few extra) books we cannot wait to read in 2021, Part 1 (because there are just so many we could not fit them all into one episode)!

Duration:00:28:05

064 - How the Dukes Stole Christmas - Meet Me in Mayfair

12/17/2020
The holidays are full of laughter and cheer, but for Louisa Ward this year is not the same. This will be the last Christmas in the Ward family home unless Louisa can marry before New Years'. Things take a turn for the worse when Louisa's only shot at finding a match does not go as planned, and she finds herself walking through Mayfair with the instigator of her family's demise, the Duke of Thorndale. Taking a gamble, Louisa tries to make Thorndale change his mind about his London tenants and...

Duration:00:32:25

063 - An Open Heart

12/10/2020
With different views on how to live a Jewish life in Regency London, Esther Baumann is convinced she can never marry a man like Adam Halevy. He views everyone outside his faith with distrust and he criticizes her for not understanding tenets of the faith - even while she's never been allowed to learn Hebrew. However, all of that changes when Adam must go on a mission for crown and country which challenges his preconceived notions of people and what it means to be a good partner. In honor of...

Duration:00:30:57

062 - {Second Chance at Love} - Once Upon A Christmas Eve

12/3/2020
~ This episode originally aired December 2019 ~ Join us this week for a relisten of last year's Christmas episode, because it's that special time of year where you spend time with loved ones...or with a family you happen to come across when your carriage breaks down in a snowstorm with Grandma inside! Even if you’re like our hero Adam and not that into Christmas, it’s hard not to find joy from an almost-kiss while hunting down holly for the Christmas Ball. Or better yet - from a bit of...

Duration:00:29:04

061 - Erotic Romance with Rosemary Willhide and Tamsen Parker

11/19/2020
It's our final romance chat in this series, and we saved the steamiest for last! Join Zoë and Jessica as they learn what Erotic Romance actually is from authors Rosmary Willhide and Tamsen Parker. We dive deep into this steamy subgenre for a fantastic discussion of what it is, what it isn't, and why it's so great.

Duration:00:39:45

060 - Bridgertons HEA: An Offer from A Gentleman - Second Epilogue

11/12/2020
We know that Benedict and Sophie are happy but what about Posy? The unsung (except we did sing!) hero of the third Bridgerton installment. Thankfully, Julia Quinn decided to ease our hearts and tells us all about what happened to our favorite adopted Bridgerton. **SPOILERS, we cannot believe you did not know**

Duration:00:09:57

059 - Getting Published in Romance with Avery Flynn and Stacey Agdern

11/5/2020
We're back this week with our Romance Chats series in conjunction with the Escondido Public Library! And this time we're talking publishing. How *do* you get published in romance? For every person, the story is different, and today, there are lots of ways to become published. As the average romance reader is voracious, it makes sense that so many of us are inspired to try our hand at it! When you consume something that you love so so much, it’s easy to start imagining your own stories and...

Duration:00:48:38