Nerdette Book Club: Sarah MacLean on ‘Bombshell’

The romantic novel Bombshell by Sarah MacLean sits on a shelf with other books. The cover has a woman in a crimson, Victorian era gown. She is lifting up her skirt to reveal her leg.
Yes, we'd call this one a bodice ripper. And yes, it's great. Greta Johnsen / WBEZ
The romantic novel Bombshell by Sarah MacLean sits on a shelf with other books. The cover has a woman in a crimson, Victorian era gown. She is lifting up her skirt to reveal her leg.
Yes, we'd call this one a bodice ripper. And yes, it's great. Greta Johnsen / WBEZ

Nerdette Book Club: Sarah MacLean on ‘Bombshell’

Welcome back to Nerdette Book Club! This month, we’re talking to bestselling romance novelist Sarah MacLean about her newest book, Bombshell. For any romance genre skeptics, take a second before you judge this book by its buxom cover. This romp of a story follows a gang of women who fight the patriarchy in Victorian London. MacLean based these heroines on the Forty Elephants female crime syndicate that lasted from the 19th to the 20th century. And of course, there is a steamy romance.

This interview is spoiler-free! If you’re reading along with us, we want to hear your questions, thoughts, and reactions. All you need to do is record yourself and send the file to nerdettepodcast@gmail.com. We’ll be back later this month with a super spoiler-y discussion about the book and some amazing panelists. Until then, enjoy!