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An Afternoon of Regency Romance

An Afternoon of Regency Romance Saturday June 26 event details Kate Pembrooke, Not the Kind of Earl You Marry  Bethany Bennett, West End Earl  Samara Parish, How to Survive a Scandal  Christina Britton, A Duke Worth Fighting For  and Amalie Howard, The Princess Stakes cover art

Romance readers are invited to partake in a delightful afternoon of romance, featuring five stellar Regency Romance authors in conversation with We Are Bookish, NetGalley's member resource,  Executive Editor Kelly Gallucci.
Join Bethany Bennett (West End Earl), Christina Britton (A Duke Worth Fighting For), Amalie Howard (The Princess Stakes), Samara Parish (How to Survive a Scandal), and Kate Pembrooke (Not the Kind of Earl You Marry), in a virtual event celebrating all the things we love in regency romances: the tropes, the period trivia and tidbits, and above all, the happily ever afters!  

There is no charge for this event.
The only thing we ask is that you buy a minimum of one book by one of our authors.
You can do that any time from our ecommerce list below or by calling the bookstore.
Signed bookplates are available with your purchase of the authors' books from Creating Conversations.

Don't forget to watch for details on Creating Conversations' plans for Bookstore Romance Day, on Saturday, August 21, 2021!

Bethany Bennett grew up in a small fishing village in Alaska where required learning included life skills like cold-water survival, along with several other subjects that are utterly useless as a romance writer. Eventually settling in the Northwest with her real-life hero and two children, she enjoys mountain views from the comfort of her sofa, wearing a tremendous amount of flannel, and drinking more coffee than her doctor deems wise.

Christina Britton developed a passion for writing romance novels shortly after buying her first at the tender age of thirteen. Though for several years she put brush instead of pen to paper, she has returned to her first love and is now writing full time. She spends her days dreaming of corsets and cravats and noblemen with tortured souls. She lives with her husband and two children in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Amalie Howard is the bestselling, award-winning author of several critically acclaimed and bestselling novels. Her books have been a Kid’s INDIE NEXT selection, a national IPPY silver medalist, and a Children’s Moonbeam award winner. Amalie is an author of color and a proud supporter of diversity in fiction.

Samara Parish has been escaping into fictional worlds since she was a child. When she picked up her first historical romance book, she found a fantasy universe she never wanted to leave and the inspiration to write her own stories. She lives in Australia with her own hero and their many fur-babies in a house with an obscenely large garden, despite historically being unable to keep a cactus alive. How to Survive a Scandal is her debut novel.

Kate Pembrooke is a lifelong reader whose path to becoming an author of Regency romance was forged when she first read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Kate lives with her family in the Midwest. She loves puttering amongst her flowerbeds, taking beach vacations, and adding to her already extensive collection of cookbooks.

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Event Date: 
Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 2:00pm
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
West End Earl (Misfits of Mayfair #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538735701
Published: Forever - June 29th, 2021

From the series guaranteed to "win the hearts of Regency fans" comes a story of secret identities, unlikely love, and forbidden romances that will warm even the coldest of hearts (Publishers Weekly).


While most young ladies attend balls and hunt for husbands, Ophelia Hardwick has spent the last ten years in disguise. As the land steward for the Earl of Carlyle, she's found safety from the uncle determined to kill her and freedoms a lady could only dream of. Ophelia's situation would be perfect--if only she wasn't hopelessly attracted to her employer.


Calvin, Earl of Carlyle, is determined to see his sister married this season. And he'll do it with the help of his trusted right-hand man. But when he finds out Ophelia's secret, and that her life is in danger, his priorities change. Their attraction is passionate, all-consuming, and if they aren't careful, it could turn downright deadly--for both of them.

A Duke Worth Fighting For (Isle of Synne #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538717554
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Published: Forever - August 24th, 2021

Daniel Hayle, Duke of Carlisle, returned from Waterloo a hero, and he has the wounds to prove it. But he dreads the coming London season as he never did the battlefield, where his lack of social skills is certain to make it difficult to find a wife. What he needs is someone to help him practice socializing with the ton. Someone who isn't frightened away by his scars . . .


Margery Kitteridge is still mourning the loss of her husband. So when she receives a blackmail letter accusing him of desertion, she's desperate to protect his reputation. The answer to her troubles appears in the form of a damaged, reclusive--and much-too-desirable--duke in need of a wife. She proposes an alliance: she'll help him find a bride, in return for the money to pay off the blackmailer. But working so closely together awakens passions they never imagined possible, and reveals secrets that might tear them apart.

The Princess Stakes (Daring Dukes) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728243412
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Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca - June 29th, 2021

Vivid, sensual and beautifully written--Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author

Born to an Indian maharaja and a British noblewoman, Princess Sarani Rao has it all: beauty, riches, and a crown. But when Sarani's father is murdered, her only hope is the next ship out--captained by the boy she once loved...and spurned.

Captain Rhystan Huntley, the reluctant Duke of Embry, is loath to give up his life at sea. But duty is calling him home, and this is his final voyage. Leave it to fate that the one woman he's ever loved must escape to England on his ship.

How to Survive a Scandal (Rebels with a Cause #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538704486
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Published: Forever - May 25th, 2021

Lady Amelia was raised to be the perfect duchess, accomplished in embroidery, floral arrangement, and managing a massive household. But when an innocent mistake forces her and the uncouth, untitled Benedict Asterly into a marriage of convenience, all her training appears to be for naught. Even worse, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to this man no finishing school could have prepared her for. Benedict Asterly never dreamed saving Amelia's life would lead to him exchanging vows with the hoity society miss. Benedict was taught to distrust the aristocracy at a young age, so when news of his marriage endangers a business deal, Benedict is wary of Amelia's offer to help. But his quick-witted, elegant bride defies all his expectations . . . and if he's not careful, she'll break down the walls around his guarded heart.

Not the Kind of Earl You Marry (The Unconventional Ladies of Mayfair #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538703755
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Published: Forever - July 27th, 2021

Fans of Netflix's Bridgerton series will adore this stunning historical romance debut, where a wary wallflower enters a fake engagement with one of London's most eligible bachelors.


The one woman in London who doesn't want to marry him is now his fiancée.


William Atherton, Earl of Norwood, is as shocked as the rest of London to discover his betrothal via an announcement in the morning paper. Furious at what appears to be a shrewd marriage trap, William tracks down his alleged fiancée before her plans can affect his campaign for a coveted political post. But then William realizes an engagement, however fake, may benefit them both . . .


Miss Charlotte Hurst may be a wallflower, but she's no shrinking violet. She would never attempt such an underhanded scheme, especially not with a man as haughty or sought-after as Norwood. Yet his suggestion to play along with the betrothal has its merits . . . and the longer they pretend, the more undeniably real their feelings become. But when the true culprit behind their engagement is revealed, can their newfound happiness survive the scandal?