Books by Connie Brockway

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My Dearest Enemy (#77 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on March 4, 2003 Connie Brockway is a goddess. Talk about your buried treasures; while many people are familiar with her more recent historicals - The Bridal Season and Bridal Favors - her unique skill and imagination most shine through for me in some of ...

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My Dearest Enemy

Connie Brockway’s My Dearest Enemy combines two of my favourite things - an enemies-to-lovers romance and a story in which letters play an important part (I do love an epistolary novel!).  It’s a gloriously romantic, character-driven story set at the end of the 19th century, in which our hero ...

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All Through the Night

A DIKlassic Review originally published on March 19, 1998 Imagine yourself a young boy trapped in a wretched existence. A demon appears and offers you a hideous choice. A choice so vile that if you did what you knew was morally right, you would be left behind to surely decay and die. But, if you sol ...

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Highlander Undone

Connie Brockway's latest historical romance, Highlander Undone, boasts a dash of intrigue, a strong period feel, witty dialogue, a secondary romance (that cries out for its own book!) and a couple of engaging protagonists. It's a well-crafted and enjoyable read, even though there are a few things t ...

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The Songbird’s Seduction

I must admit to being a little apprehensive when starting The Songbird's Seduction. I'd read mixed reviews of the book, and I'm really not a fan of slapstick, something the story was compared to by a few readers. But I figured the book couldn't last forever and besides, narrator Heather Wilds rarely ...

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All Through the Night

Narrated by Alison Larkin Originally published in 1997, All Through the Night is often described as being quite dark in tone for a historical romance and it’s easy to understand why. The hero and heroine are both emotionally damaged and their relationship – at the outset - is based on lust an ...

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The Other Guy’s Bride

As I read Ms. Brockway’s much anticipated The Other Guy’s Bride, I was reminded of one of my favorite featherweight films, the 1999 romantic comedy caper “The Mummy.” The novel, like that delirious movie, stars a strong willed, smart tongued English lass and a sexy, cynical swashbuckler trav ...

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The Golden Season

Lady Lydia Eastlake is 1816’s fashion icon, earning that title through her extravagant sense of style, flair, witticism and her unending pot of money. Orphaned in her teens by the death of parents from whom she learnt to be stylish, witty and extravagant, Lydia spent some long, boring years tucked ...

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So Enchanting

After three long years, Connie Brockway has written another historical romance, with the promise of more to come, as well as more contemporaries. As one who mourned the loss of her unique historical voice I say, "Huzzah!" So Enchanting has a similar feeling to her wonderful Bridal Season, and whil ...

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Skinny Dipping

I am a longstanding fan of Connie Brockway. Bridal Favors remains one of my most beloved comfort reads. That being said, Skinny Dipping was an unbalanced read that leveled out at mediocre and left me disappointed. Mimi Olson is the very definition of "slacker." At 41 years, she has never owned a ...