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What enjoyments do I find in writing historical romance?

February 17, 2017

Many people use reading as a means to escape reality and step into another life; one filled with glamour, intrigue, and adventure. The genre doesn’t always matter, it is the author’s ability to transport a reader to another world. Many find enjoyment in reading historical romance, I find enjoyment in writing it. The characters roaming in my mind are given names, homes, families, and entire lives. My heroine can wear a daring midnight blue silk gown or my hero can avenge the honor of his fair lady. It is all up to me. I am writing my own adventures. Stories I want to explore and read.

Escape is at my fingertips. I can write about a pirate with a heart of gold or a courtesan in search of an honorable man. I write the stories I love. If others love them too, that is a bonus for me. I adore independent heroines and men who prefer to stand side by side with their women. The bond between siblings and friends also plays a prominent role in stories I enjoy writing.

With THEODORA I wanted to explore the idea of a large family; the struggles they face, their interactions and individual relationships, and the hilarity that comes with so many strong willed people living under one roof.

The enjoyment I seek with historical romance, whether it is my story or one I’m reading, is the ability to whisk me away—to a different time, a different place, and a different life.

THEODORA by Christina McKnight

Lady Archer’s Creed #1



Lady Theodora Montgomery departed Miss Emmeline’s School of Education and Decorum for Ladies of Outstanding Quality to attend her first London Season—her three dearest friends by her side. With her sharp wit and skill on the archery field, Theo is far more interested in winning a large purse prize than securing a husband. But when she is unmasked on the tourney grounds, her face exposed to all, she fears her identity and days spent gallivanting around London will cause not only her undoing, but the downfall of her friends as well.


Mr. Alistair Price, heir to the elderly Viscount Melton, arrived in London with his eight younger siblings in tow. He is charged with keeping his family name above reproach until the Season starts and his sister, Miss Adeline Price, is presented to society—though that proves far more difficult than Alistair ever expected when he discovers his rebellious sister climbing down the side of their townhouse and scurrying off to Whitechapel for an archery tournament. His focus remains on saving his family from the certain ruin and disgrace Adeline’s actions invited—until Alistair catches sight of another female archer, her arrow connecting with far more than the center of her target.

And honor above all…

Romance | Romance Historical [La Loma Elite Publishing, On Sale: January 17, 2017, e-Book, ISBN: 2940156928781 / eISBN: 9781945089084]

About Christina McKnight

Christina McKnight

Christina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since. Currently, she focuses on Historical Romance.

Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.

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