Historical Romance

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Bound to a Spy

Bound to a Spy is the second instalment in Sharon Cullen's All the Queen's Spies series. It's a steamy, action-packed story that works perfectly well as a standalone, so potential readers can start here, if they so choose. Rose Turner is not of noble birth. In fact, she comes from one of Scotland ...

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Lord Hunter's Cinderella Heiress

I saw that.  I saw you rolling your eyes and saying “another Cinderella book?!”  In principle, I’m with you – while Harlequin/Mills & Boon book titles are (thankfully) bereft of cutesy song lyrics and faux film titles, they can sometimes be rather dreadfully unimaginative.  But, much ...

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The Duke of Danger

I’ve been enjoying Darcy Burke’s The Untouchables series, although I’ll admit I was rather disappointed in the last instalment, The Duke of Defiance and wasn’t sure I was going to read further.  But I decided to put that one down as an aberration and I’m glad I picked up The Duke of Dange ...

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Wilde in Love

When I saw that Eloisa James planned to start a new series this fall, I was immediately intrigued. Once I managed to get my hands on a copy of Wilde in Love, I started reading and found myself instantly charmed. I loved the universe of characters introduced in this novel and finished reading with a ...

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Count the Shells

Count the Shells, by new-to-me author, Charlie Cochrane, is the sixth entry in Riptide Publishing’s Porthkennack series of standalone romances that are linked by virtue being set in and around the fictional Cornish town of the same name.  The series boasts a mixture of contemporary and historical ...

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My Fair Lord

The first in her new Once Upon a Bride series, Wilma Counts’ My Fair Lord is exactly what one would infer from such a title; a Pygmalion inspired tale with the principal roles reversed.  Our Covent Garden flower-seller is morphed into a London dockworker by the name of Jake Bolton and our profess ...

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Duke of Desire

In this final installment in the beloved Maiden Lane series, Raphael, the Duke of Dyemore is desperate to infiltrate the Lords of Chaos and orchestrate their demise. He manages to work his way into one of their gatherings, where Lady Iris Jordan is an unwilling participant. Iris is not exactly a d ...

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Lady Charlotte's First Love

Anna Bradley continues her Sutherland Sisters series with a very readable but also very old school portrait of a reckless lady with a broken heart and the solider who loved her once upon a time. Lady Charlotte Hadley has been behaving in a gradually more madcap manner since her husband met a trag ...

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The Scotsman Who Saved Me

Hannah Howell combines two of her favorite subjects – life for pioneers in the 1800s and brave Scotsmen -  in this pleasant though not outstanding first volume of her Seven Brides for Seven Scotsmen series, The Scotsman Who Saved Me. Fleeing from an upper crust English world to settle in the A ...

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The Scot Beds His Wife

I loved The Scot Beds His Wife.  It’s romantic, captivating, and the principal characters are charismatic and well-matched.  Readers familiar with earlier books in the series will enjoy a return to Wester Ross (in the Scottish Highlands), and getting to know Lord Gavin, the Earl of Thorne, whom ...