Historical Romance

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Heartless

Seven years after our last encounter with the members of the scandalous House of Rohan, author Anne Stuart returns to nineteenth century England to bring us a fifth book in the series, Heartless, which picks up the story of the youngest Rohan, Lord Brandon, and Emma Cadbury, the woman who cared for ...

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My Lady's Choosing

If you were a fan of the old AAR Purple Prose Parody contests, with their send-ups of genre tropes and in-jokes, then have I got a book for you. My Lady’s Choosing is a mature-audience’s romance version of the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure stories of ‘80s childhoods, and I highly recommend it for ...

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Too Wilde to Wed

Since I was first introduced to it, I’ve always loved Eloisa James’ characteristic mix of historical detail and humor. Too Wilde to Wed felt skewed a bit more toward humor than reality, but I enjoyed it nonetheless as an escape from ordinary life. Although it is by no means necessary to read ...

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Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Marry

Lady Greer Douglas has been corresponding with Lord Ewan Cameron, Duke of Crieff, since their betrothal as young teens, but she’s never met him. On her way to their wedding, Greer and her parents encounter a badly beaten man in the road, and turn him over to a gamekeeper for care. Upon arrival at ...

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The Henchmen of Zenda

I’ve been looking forward to The Henchmen of Zenda, K.J. Charles’ ‘queered’ retelling of the classic The Prisoner of Zenda, ever since she announced it months ago, and in fact the book made my 'most eagerly awaited of 2018 list' here at AAR.  I love a ripping adventure yarn, and that’s ex ...

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After the Wedding

I’m a big fan of Courtney Milan’s – her Brothers Sinister series is comprised of six of the finest historical romances written in the last decade or so, and hers are books I always recommend to people who want to read entertaining, character-driven historical romances that are well-grounded in ...

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A Warriner to Seduce Her

This final book in Virginia Heath’s thoroughly enjoyable series featuring the four Warriner brothers focuses on the youngest, Jacob - or Jake, as he is more commonly known.  We’ve met him in the previous books in the series, and unlike his siblings – Jack, the Earl of Markham and head of the ...

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A Gentleman Revealed

A Gentleman Revealed is set in an alternate Victorian era in which  homosexuality is accepted and understood by society. Men are free to court men and engage in public courtship, but the same rules of decorum apply, meaning that men cannot be seen alone together without a chaperone, and it is assum ...

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Someone to Care

Be still my heart: Someone to Care is a love story starring two damaged and flawed grownups. Two years after learning that her marriage was bigamous, Viola Kingsley, once the Countess of Riverdale, is by no means recovered. All the love showered on her by her devoted family is not enough to lift her ...

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The Unlikely Master Genius

Sailing Master Able Six’s odd name reflects his dismal origins: the sixth child abandoned that month at a workhouse orphanage, and too durable to die. His uncanny brain (he remembers absolutely everything he’s ever seen) allows him to become a Royal Navy sailing master, a position never previous ...