European Historical Romance

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Lord Perfect (#26 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on February  26, 2006 I know this is romance sacrilege, but when I read Lord of Scoundrels about ten years ago, I traded it back to the ubs. I don’t remember that I hated it, just that I didn’t particularly want to keep it. This was before I started ...

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Devil's Bride (#32 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on April  18, 1998 I haven't read a really good European historical romance in a while and had heard some good things about Stephanie Laurens' new book Devil's Bride. I had read her earlier book, Captain Jack's Woman and thought it was pretty good. I ha ...

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Private Arrangements (#36 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on February 19, 2008 To put it simply, rarely have I read a debut book as accomplished and polished as this one. Private Arrangements isn’t perfect, but there is more than enough here to satisfy readers tired of formulaic romps and longing for books as ...

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A Summer to Remember (#39 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on June 17, 2002 Most romance readers think of Mary Balogh as a dark, intense writer, but she has proven in books like The Famous Heroine and Lady With A Black Umbrella that she can handle the lighter side as well. A Summer To Remember is not a farce, bu ...

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Regency Christmas Gifts

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We’re sharing older reviews of some of holiday themed romances. This one’s a winner. Originally published on December 3, 2015.  The first thing I do to kick off the Christmas season (besides, of course, cranking up the season debut of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You) is get o ...

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A Kiss for Midwinter

We're sharing older reviews of some of holiday themed romances. This one's a winner. Originally published on March 12, 2013.  I definitely enjoyed A Kiss for Midwinter. Courtney Milan definitely seems to have adopted the trend of publishing e-novellas between full-length novels, and I a ...

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It Happened One Autumn (#30 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on September  22, 2005 Marcus Marsden, the Earl of Westcliff, has been a supporting character in several of Lisa Kleypas' previous novels. He finally meets his match and gets his own love story in this second entry of the Wallflower series. The nouve ...

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Ravishing the Heiress (#42 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on June 22, 2012 When I opened this book, I fully expected it to be unequivocally wonderful. I haven’t read the first book in the series, but I don’t need to – it’s Sherry Thomas, and I trust that she’s going to tell a damn good story. Well, sh ...

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When He Was Wicked (#45 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on July 13, 2004 Julia Quinn delivers another winner in the sixth addition to the Bridgerton series. Francesca and Michael’s story is interesting and definitely not typical. Michael Stirling meets Francesca Bridgerton and falls head over heels in lo ...

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A Kingdom of Dreams (#46 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on April 8, 1997 As a rule, when I discover an author, I try to read her entire backlist. I thought I had done so with Judith McNaught until a friend suggested A Kingdom Of Dreams. As a huge fan of Whitney, My Love, I was excited to discover that Whitney ...