The early 1980s gave us shoulder pads, big hair, Laura Ashley florals and . . . Coventry Romances. Published by Fawcett, the line included love stories set during the Georgian and Regency time periods of English history.
I devoured these little gems when I was in high school. They averaged about 200-220 pages each, and I found them everywhere: bookstores, used bookstores, libraries, and garage sales.
I’m going to guess that I’m not the only one who enjoyed these books. Search “Coventry Romance” on eBay and you’ll find a generous selection of Coventry Romance titles to choose from. Interestingly, I paid $1 each for many of the titles in my collection; they’re now going for about $5 each on eBay, which tells me there’s still a demand for these books.
How about you? Have you ever read a Fawcett Coventry Romance? Which title or author is your favorite?