Power, Patriarchy, Pretending - The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan - with Erin Leafe (Learning the Tropes)

Short Description

Erin Leafe (Learning the Tropes Podcast) and I get deep into a discussion of power, privilege, the patriarchy, and pretending to be someone you’re not after reading The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan. Also discussed: Podcasting. Inspirational Westerns rife with sexual tension. The Gorilla Twins.

Books Discussed

  • The Heiress Effect - Courtney Milan

Show Notes

Guest Information

Erin Leafe, co-host of Learning The Tropes Podcast
Twitter: @LearningTropes
Instagram: @LearningTheTropes

Book Pick

The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan

Courtney Milan's website


Instagram friends: LiteraryPetals, Annielikesbugs, Christina.us.uk


Book Recommendations

Historical Western Recs

  • Ellen O'Connell - Westerns!

    • Dancing on Coals (not Erin's favorite, but her first)

    • Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold (Erin's fave!)

  • Lorraine Heath

  • Maggie Osborne

Not a historical western, but recommended: The Sufragette Scandal by Courtney Milan

Trope Town:

  • The Earl Takes All by Lorraine Heath (historical, M/F, Sarah MacLean calls it “The Gorilla Twins book” CW: fear of miscarriage)

  • Between the Devil and Desire by Lorraine Heath (historical, M/F, loosely based on Oliver Twist)

  • No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean (historical M/F)

  • The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne (Historical M/F)

  • Lady Sophia’s Lover by Lisa Kleypas (historical M/F)

  • The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt (historical, M/F)

  • Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas (rich woman/poor man, M/F, historical)

  • Governess Gone Rogue by Laura Lee Gurkhe (Historical, M/F)

  • Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover by Sarah MacLean (Historical, M/F)

  • Take Me Back by Meghan March (Marriage in trouble, contemporary, M/F)

  • Changing His Game by Megan Erickson (contemporary, M/F, mild BDSM crazytimes!)

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