This meme was once hosted at Buried Under Romance and Love Saves The World, and hasn’t been active for a while now. So I decided since I have a fierce love for historical romance, to start it up again. Anyone is welcome to join in if you like because I would love to see your pick of the week for a throwback historical romance that you loved!!
What is Throwback Thursday?
Traditionally, Throwback Thursday celebrates nostalgia, asking participants to post a personal photo or an image from their past — usually from 5 to 10 years ago. There are a lot of book blogs that also do a book-related Throwback Thursday.
The Historical Romance Edition:
Since Tin from Love Saves The World, Mary from Buried Under Romance, are fans of historical romance, this is a way to honor our favorite genre.
Here are our rules:
1. It must be posted on a Thursday.
2. It must be a historical romance novel published before October 3, 2008.
So, the novel I’m featuring is…
#1 “New York Times” bestselling author Johanna Lindsey’s “mastery of historical romance” “(Entertainment Weekly)” takes center stage in her eagerly anticipated new novel of the aristocratic Malory family — a passionate, witty, and high-spirited tale that provides startling new information about a prominent member of the family. After her mother died, vivacious Katey Tyler fled her dull Connecticut town, hoping to meet her relatives in England and find adventure and romance on a grand tour of Europe. She had no idea that her life-changing travels would have both in spades — as well as danger and intrigue — when she catches the eye of ship owner Boyd Anderson and inadvertently stumbles upon a high-stakes kidnapping.
When Sir Anthony Malory’s young daughter is abducted from London’s Hyde Park, her kidnapper mistakenly sends the ransom note to the home of Sir Anthony’s brother, James. With James and his wife, Georgina, in the Caribbean, the demands are received by their houseguest — Georgina’s youngest brother, Boyd Anderson. Searching for the girl with Anthony, the notoriously hot-headed American sea captain fully intends to make the foolhardy villain pay. But he hardly expects to find exquisite Katey Tyler, recently a passenger on his ship, at the center of the plot!
Little does Katey realize that in having caught the attention of Boyd Anderson — and in meeting up with the Malorys — she’s about to experience more excitement than the typical young lady encounters on a grand tour, and her life will never be dull again. A multitude of surprises await Katey, from the startling truth about her mother’s early life to the lengths a man will go to win the affections of a lady who has every reason to despise him — but who can’t resist the seductive, impassioned love he has to offer her.
With the delightful humor, lovable characters, and tempestuous passions that have placed Johanna Lindsey’s eight previous Malory novels among the best-loved and most widely read romantic novels of our time, “No Choice But Seduction” sweeps readers away on an irresistible adventure that is as bold and charming as the heroine at its heart.
Why No Choice But Seduction?
I do feel that this author who used to be at the TOP of romance reading lists for readers has plummeted so I knew I wanted this one to be my pick for the week. And just thinking about this family, makes me want to read these books AGAIN. I definitely get a kick out of the Malory and Andersons. So why this title? Why not the others? Well let me tell you why this one has always held a special place in my heart. In No Choice But Seduction we have a story of a heroine who is strong and passionate. She dreams of adventure, and when our heroe wrongs her in public while drunk, well he takes her traveling on the sea (where he gets sea sick very badly) and Katey learns of her true parentage which is Anthony Malory, and so we also see a strong father and daughter relationship form between these two which is the icing on the cake for this book. We see a young woman who thought that she was all alone in the world, and finds a large family of her own and a man to love and share her life with, is truly wonderful. Now Boyd wants Katey and loves her but needs to win her heart but he can’t do that with her father so “overprotective”. So he gets pretty creative and even though it backfires it does bring them closer together. Boyd and Katey are a really great match together. They just fit so well once they work out past issues and learn to trust in each other.