Love in the Time of Feminism: Romance Novelists Fight the Patriarchy
Join New York Times Bestselling authors, Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, and moderator Vanessa Riley as they discuss how the historical romance genre is being reborn in a way that enables powerful conversations that can change the world. Come for a lively discussion with these two word warriors, as they speak to the subversive power of romance to fight classism, racism, and gender politics and why sexy books are more relevant now than ever.
Historic DeKalb Courthouse presented by Creative Flame Media
Sat 12:30-1:15p Courthouse
The Victorian Christmas Brides Collection
9 Women Dream of Perfect Christmases during the Victorian Era
by C.J. Chase, Susanne Dietze, Rita Gerlach, Kathleen L. Maher, Gabrielle Meyer, Carrie Fancett Pagels, Vanessa Riley, Lorna Seilstad, Erica Vetsch
Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Pub Date 01 Sep 2018
A friend's newspaper advertisement for a groom nets the most famous actor in London, Arthur Bex. Shy heiress Ester Croome proposes to elope with the handsome man, who she's secretly loved for two years, in order to escape an impending engagement arranged by her overbearing family.
Trying to outlive the shadow of his villainous uncle, Bex needs to marry quicklyto a woman of good character. And smart, beautiful Ester fits the bill. But a harrowing trip to Gretna Green and dangerous abolition rallies prove to be a more treacherous stage than either imagined. Infatuation and a mutual love for Shakespeare might not be enough to bind a couple looking to outrun the chains and secrets of family and the past.
Widow Theodosia Cecil needs a husband to help protect her son. The former flower seller turned estate owner posts an ad in the newspaper, and no one is more surprised than she when her first love, the man she thought dead, reappears.
Ewan Fitzwilliam has been at war for six years. Now, the second son of a powerful earl is back but his beloved Theo needs a husband and will not consider him. She believes Ewan left herin desperate straitsso she denies the feelings she still harbors for the handsome, scarred soldier. Theo and playwright Ewan must overcome bitter lies and vengeful actions that ruined their youthful affair. Theo must reveal her deepest secret in order to reclaim the love that has long been denied.