Books by Louise Allen

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Marrying His Cinderella Countess

Louise Allen is an author I can rely on to deliver a well-developed, strongly characterised romance within the restraints imposed by the Category format, and true to form, she’s done just that. In Marrying his Cinderella Countess, she uses the well-worn trope of an impoverished young woman marryin ...

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Surrender to the Marquess

Surrender to the Marquess is the third book in Louise Allen’s series about the Herriard family which began in Forbidden Jewel of India. That book told the story of Major Nicholas Herriard and Anusha Laurens, the Anglo-Indian daughter of an East India Company merchant and a high-born Indian lady. A ...

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Loving the Lost Duke

Loving the Lost Duke is a charming historical romance that is interesting but a little bland, so it didn’t truly capture my attention or draw me into its story. This is the first book in Louise Allen’s new series Dangerous Deceptions and my first time reading any of her novels. While Loving the ...

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His Christmas Countess

His Christmas Countess is book two in Louise Allen’s most recent series, The Four Disgraces, in which the heroes are a group of young men who earned that sobriquet as a result of their daring exploits at school and university.  For some reason, I read the first, third and fourth books when they c ...

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The Many Sins of Cris de Feaux

Crispin de Feaux, Marquess of Avenmore is one of the four Lords of Disgrace, who were introduced to readers in His Housekeeper’s Christmas Wish; although by the sound of it, he’s probably the least deserving of being called a ‘disgrace’ of all of them. I’m also not sure what his “many si ...

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The Unexpected Marriage of Gabriel Stone

I've enjoyed books by Louise Allen since way back, when I first read The Earl's Intended Wife, which was partly set on Malta! She has a knack for inserting the unusual into the rather well-trodden paths of the regency romance genre, and she does not disappoint in The Unexpected Marriage of Gabriel S ...

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His Housekeeper's Christmas Wish

Louise Allen is one of my favourite Mills and Boon/Harlequin authors, so I was pleased to see that she has a new series underway, four books under the collective title of The Four Disgraces, of which His Housekeeper’s Christmas Wish is the first. I admit that I rolled my eyes a bit at the name of ...

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Beguiled by Her Betrayer

Louise Allen makes excellent use of both an unusual setting and some interesting historical detail as the backdrop to this enjoyable romance between an English spy and the widow of a French army officer. Beguiled by Her Betrayer is set in Egypt in 1801, shortly after Bonaparte’s d ...

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Unlacing Lady Thea

Unlacing Lady Thea is a truly charming road-trip story featuring two well-drawn and engaging protagonists who had known each other as children, but drifted apart following the hero’s aborted wedding. Long-standing friends who fall for each other is a trope I particularly enjoy, which obviously pre ...

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Rumors

One of the things that interested me about this book was the fact that the majority of the action takes place somewhere with which I’m familiar – Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire, which I’ve visited a few times. I always enjoy reading a story set somewhere I’ve been, so that was an instant rec ...