European Historical Romance

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To Beguile a Beast (#81 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on February 23, 1999 Yes, it’s now six in a row. All of Elizabeth Hoyt’s historical romances have received DIK status here at AAR. As with many readers, I have followed the author since she appeared on the scene in 2006 and read each book as it was p ...

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Suddenly You (#83 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on June 30, 2001 Though her family expected her to retire into a genteel spinsterhood, Amanda Briars has instead created a new life for herself as one of the most popular novelists in bustling London. But while a content Amanda cherishes her independence ...

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Something Wonderful (#84 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on March 27, 2008 Like most romance readers, I have read many books by Judith McNaught and have loved several of them. When I think of the author, Paradise, Perfect, and A Kingdom of Dreams instantly pop into my mind as beloved favorites, yet I rarely t ...

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Secrets of a Summer Night (#84 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on October 3, 2004 Though I only recently discovered her books, Lisa Kleypas has quickly become one of my favorite authors. After enjoying her superb storytelling and meeting great heroes like Derek Craven and Sir Ross Cannon (my personal favorite), I th ...

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The Governess Affair (#86 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on May 15, 2012 Perhaps my favorite novella in romance is This Wicked Gift, written and published by Ms. Milan in 2009. In it, Ms. Milan presents a hero who forces the heroine to make love with him. Things, however, are not what they seem, and in that t ...

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His at Night (#87 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on May 20, 2010 His at Night is the first Sherry Thomas book I've read since Private Arrangements, a book I liked but didn't love. To my mind, this one's better, and certainly worth the anticipation and buzz it's receiving. The hero and heroine are both ...

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To Have and To Hold (#89 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally reviewed on April 08, 1999 This is the second book of the Wyckerley trilogy, and features Sebastian, the new Viscount D'Aubrey, the son and heir of an extremely wealthy earl. Sebastian is a much better lord of the manor than his predecessor, Geoffrey, because he i ...

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Mine Till Midnight (#90 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally reviewed on September 26, 2007 Lisa Kleypas was one of the first romance authors I read and is one of the few from my early days I still read voraciously. A solid half of her books are on my DIK list, so when I got the chance to review her new historical, I was th ...

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Simply Love (#91 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance review originally published on August 16, 2006 It’s been some time now since I had a good cry over a book, but toward the end of Simply Love I had to get out several handkerchiefs. When Mary Balogh is on top of her game, she is hard to beat and she has a real winner here. ...

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Almost Heaven (#93 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on August 1, 2001 To be perfectly honest, Almost Heaven, my ultimate favorite romance in the whole world, wasn't exactly that when I first read it. No indeed, it wasn't love-at-first-read in the beginning, but, rather, hate. Let me say that I wasn't used ...