About Me

Welcome to Cooking Up Romance: Romance Reviews for Food Lovers!

Hi, I’m Elisabeth Lane. I live in the Washington, DC suburbs with my husband and our dog. I spent nearly 15 years in marketing before quitting to become a full-time housewife. I sit around all day eating bonbons and reading romance novels! Okay, not really. But I am a housewife and I do read a lot of romance novels. I started reading romance with Julie Garwood and Sandra Brown when I was in high school. And I started cooking long before that. I love to experiment in the kitchen, go ballroom dancing and spend lots of time in thrift stores looking for mid-century modern pottery to add to my collection. I currently have no plans to write romance myself, but some day I would love to write and publish a cookbook.

Here on my blog, I match the romance novels I read with a recipe from my personal archives. I post twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays, most often a book review with a recipe, but sometimes just my thoughts on a particular romance topic. I enjoy reading the occasional snarky review as much as the next girl, but that’s not what you’ll find here. All the time I spend on recipe development means that I only review books that I’ve enjoyed, which for me means four stars and above.

If you want to catch up on everything I’ve read, you can friend me on Goodreads. Have a book you’d like me to review? Check out my Review Policies. I also review romance once a month with author Alexis Hall at All About Romance. Have another question? You can email me at elisabethjlane {at} gmail {dot} com or tweet me @elisabethjlane. I love talking to romance readers and authors so feel free to say hi!

Disclosure: Elisabeth Lane is a pen name and the only name under which I post to romance-related sites, attend romance events and/or communicate with romance fans. Some books are provided free of charge via NetGalley, authors or publishers for review purposes, which is always disclosed in the post itself. Any relationships between myself and the author, editor or publisher of a book will always be disclosed in the post, whether business/financial or personal. Posts contain Amazon affiliate links.

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