Eleanor Hibbert, Novelist Known As Victoria Holt and Jean Plaidy – NYTimes.com

via Eleanor Hibbert, Novelist Known As Victoria Holt and Jean Plaidy – NYTimes.com

I cut my teeth on Victoria Holt’s Gothic romance novels when I was about 12. They were the closest contemporary thing I could find to Jane Eyre, and they were — and are — wonderful, though I haven’t picked one up in decades.

I should explore the historical romances she wrote under the name Jean Plaidy. I write contemporary romance but I could learn a thing or 12 from her.

200 published novels? Can you imagine?  All hats off!

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