Read any good books lately? The flood of literature is steadily growing but the stream
of new Regencies has slowed to a trickle. Wanting to stick with our favorite era, many
readers are today forced into picking up older books second hand. But what to select?
There is very little information out there regarding books published before the Internet
became mainstream or was even thought of. We, Yvonne and Janice, who have both
been avid Regency fans for more years than we want to admit to, decided to change
all that. Below are some thoughts about books from the Golden Age of the
Regency. We hope these short reviews will aid you in your selection. *
Most Recent Retro Read
Complete Alphabetical Retro Read List * * * Browsing previous Retro Read titles (newest first) * * * Book reviews by author
The Changeable Rose
by Jessie Watson
Back in the days of her London debut, when her father was still wealthy, Miss Clare Winchester had been thought "fast" because of her taste in clothing and the stunts she pulled, such as attending the Cyprians' Ball. She was even said to paint her cheeks and acquired the sobriquet the Changeable Rose. But her father lost all her money and when he died Clare faded from the social scene; thereafter she lived quietly in Edwardes Square with her Aunt Maude.