Historical romance has always been a look at the past through the lens of the present, with stories and characters finding inspiration through problems and challenges we still have today. Authors have been shifting away from characterizing the ideal heroine as a demure or overly-sweet young lady, instead creating independent, strong women capable of anything. Eva Leigh has been at the forefront of this movement, with her last series The Wicked Quills of London bringing to life three women with careers long before they meet the men who understand their drive. I had the chance to talk with Eva about the self-reliant characters in her new London Underground series and how they fit into a time that wasn’t as easy for a woman to navigate on her own.
Sara: Eva, welcome to All About Romance. It’s a pleasure to have you here today.
Eva: Thank you so much for having me!
Sara: I read a lot of historical romance and I’ve noticed more authors are […]