Category: Historical Romance

Coming Home (1998) Review: A Solid WWII Period Drama With Fine Performances

Coming Home (1998) is an ITV miniseries based upon Rosamunde Pilcher’s coming-of-age story of the same name. The series is set during World War II (pre and post as well) in England. It follows about a decade of the life and loves and travails of schoolgirl Judith Duncan, who comes of age as war erupts.

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Review: Downton Abbey is the Period Drama Movie of the Year

Downton Abbey may have ignited a new age in cinema, proving going to the movies can still be a magical experience. The Downton Abbey movie (written by creator Julian Fellowes) is glamourous, nostalgic, funny, romantic, clever, heartbreaking, and entertaining. It’s everything you expect to see in an excellent period flick. Will it make complete sense if you haven’t seen the TV show? Maybe not. But it’s not hard to follow and even Downton newbies in the audience were entertained. But what made the film ultimately so special was the experience itself.

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Charles II: The Power and the Passion (2003) – A Compelling Political Soap Opera Starring Rufus Sewell

England’s King Charles II occupied the throne during a fascinating time in the nation’s history. During the English Civil War and Oliver Cromwell’s rule, his father was beheaded and Charles was exiled. After Cromwell’s death, Charles II returned to England as its’ king. Charles II reversed many of the rules implemented by Cromwell’s government. He also continued his father’s battle with the English Parliament. The years of his reign are known as The Restoration. Charles II: The Power and the Passion presents a portrait of this multi-faceted historical figure.

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‘The Downstairs Girl’ Book Review: A Stunning New Historical Fiction Novel

In this wonderfully crafted historical fiction, Jo Kuan is a Chinese American living in 1890 Atlanta. Unfortunately, the time period and setting don’t look too kindly on the Chinese. For example, Jo’s boss dismisses her from her hat shop job because of how she looks.

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25 of the Best in Christian Historical Romance Novels

A good historical romance novel (like a good period drama) creates memorable old-fashioned romantic moments steeped in chivalry and classic storytelling. Today, we talk about some of these swoony romances found in Christian (and inspirational) historical romance fiction.

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‘Berkeley Square,’ The Complete Series: Secrets and Romance!

No matter how much we enjoy the new period dramas, sometimes it’s just as nice to revisit past period drama series. One of these is BBC’s Berkeley Square series, an excellent late ’90s period drama. It follows three nannies in the upscale London neighborhood known as Berkeley Square.

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