Classic Regency romance

Hello! I’m Victoria Hodge, and I write traditional Regency romances.

What is a Regency romance? A romance set during the Regency era in England. For people unfamiliar with the genre, the easiest way to explain is: think Jane Austen and high-waisted gowns so familiar from the many productions of Pride & Prejudice.


Jane Austen                                          Pride & Prejudice Ball

The late, great Georgette Heyer invented the genre. Although some of her Regency romances are mysteries or melodramas, most are lighthearted comedies of manners, exploring love and courtship among the gentry and aristocrats of the time.

More recent Regency authors often incorporate varying degrees of heat (little pun there, unintentional!) in their stories, ranging from spicy to steamy, much to the delight of readers.

My Regencies emulate the more traditional, classic style of Georgette Heyer – a dash of ironic humor, a little adventure, sparks fly and misunderstandings abound, all on the way to a happy ending.

HEA P&P Pride and Prejudice – The Special Edition (A&E Miniseries)

A kiss is inevitable, but everything else? I leave up to the vivid imaginations of my readers!

Now available,   The Magpie Masquerade:

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In Regency London, an orphaned and penniless young lady hopes to earn independence from her unkind aunt by secretly working as a gossip columnist, but when a Navy captain enters the social season as a new earl (and the biggest catch on the Marriage Mart), his unexpected interest jeopardizes her plan….and her heart.

Do you have a favorite Regency romance? author or book? Comment below!


6 thoughts on “Classic Regency romance

  1. Liz Brownlee says:

    Your next book sounds great fun! I used to enjoy Georgette Heyer… I’ll send someone who writes historical romances this way…

    Hello from Liz, fellow A-Zer and animal poet and fascinating fact provider…

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  2. Author says:

    Hi Liz! thanks for dropping by….I still haven’t posted my “A is for…” for today, but I’ve got a few hours yet ;-p Your site is fun, love the magnetic poetry, and the Animal Magic looks beautiful. (I didn’t see a place to comment, though…maybe I was on the wrong part of your site?)
    Victoria Hodge


  3. Your new book sounds fun. A beautiful looking site.
    Nice to follow and connect


  4. Great Era contact me after #AtoZchallenge and I’ll spotlight your work, love all the historicals☮Peace ☮ ღ ONE ℒℴνℯ ღ ☼ Light ☼ visiting from


  5. Chris Bailey says:

    Love your blog! I started reading and couldn’t stop. The background for the Regency time period is fascinating.


    • Author says:

      Thanks for reading – and commenting! I’ve decided to spread out the A to Z challenge over a longer period of time (b/c it’s fun but takes time away from finishing the Magpie ;-p)


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