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, 2009
Josephine Josephine Best has it all figured out. Just seventeen, she’s been to college, she has her own hairdressing shop, and she refuses to be distracted by any of that courting nonsense. At least until nice George Brooks begins to pursue her. Jojo isn’t looking for romance, but she permits George to call on her. The Soldier
Adam Morgan has always been a Casanova, and no girl is immune to his charm. But when he comes home wounded from the War Between the States, it’s a girl he used to call “Pest” who’s turning his head. All grown up, Jojo is being courted by another soldier, and Adam knows it would be foolish to play with her heart. Even so, he just can’t get the headstrong young lady off his mind.
For her part, Jojo can’t deny her growing feelings for Adam. But he’s always been such a flirt — he can’t possibly be serious about her. Besides, she has George falling all over himself to please her. As the war rages on, Adam’s feelings for Jojo grow stronger, but Jojo’s determination to resist him does, too. One thing is clear, though: Jojo is a girl who always gets what she wants, sometimes in spite of herself.
Why Josephine and the Soldier?
I absolutely adore this book. This was one of my first romances, and this book and the companion book really taught me so much about the civil war and for the first time I was interested in this period of history and yearning for more of it. The romance was sweet and endearing, the setting was written to perfect and the writing was beautiful in every way. If you like romance and like a short and sweet YA, I highly recommend you grab this one up.