Historical Romance

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The Harlot and the Sheikh

I love stories set in other countries. A big part of this probably has to do with my love of travel - I grew up with parents far more interested in navigating a city where no one speaks English than in spending a day at the beach. Since most historical romance novels are set in England, sometimes co ...

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An Uncommon Courtship

There is a difference between reviewing a book and just reading it and I have never been quite as aware of that difference as I was while pondering the review for An Uncommon Courtship. There was so much I enjoyed about this book, there were so many times I was simply delighted by the author’s ade ...

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The Spinster's Secret

One of the joys at discovering a new author is reading through her back catalog of titles.  Emily Larkin has started revising and re-releasing a few of her older books and The Spinster’s Secret was the first to catch my eye. The premise of the story is a little bit hard to swallow at first.  ...

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Claiming Her

Lady Katarina has been holding the Irish stronghold Rardove for Queen Elizabeth. (The Virgin Queen is a slyly drawn character in this book!) The year is 1589 and Elizabeth has decided to give the barony to an English lord. This does not go over well with Aodh Mac Con who believes he is the rightfu ...

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Ready Set Rogue

Manda Collins brings to life a quartet of very gifted, if slightly quirky young women in her new release Ready, Set, Rogue.  They are all gathered at Beauchamp House as heirs to Lady Celeste’s academic collection; however Miss Aphrodite Wareham also inherits a mystery to solve, as well as a frust ...

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The Duke's Secret Heir

The Duke’s Secret Heir is a second-chance romance that is loosely related to Sarah Mallory’s previous series, The Infamous Arrandales by virtue of the fact that its heroine appeared as a secondary character in The Chaperone’s Seduction. Miss Ellen Tatham as she then was, was a wealthy heiress ...

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That Despicable Rogue

Virginia Heath registered on my radar when her début novel came out in the Spring of 2016, but I didn’t manage to get around to reading it.  I did, however, pick up her next book, Her Enemy at the Altar, and enjoyed it very much – on the strength of that one book, I decided I had a new author ...

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Wanted, A Gentleman

K.J. Charles never disappoints. Sometimes, as with the wonderful Society of Gentlemen series this author exceeds expectations, but she never disappoints. Wanted A Gentleman is a perfect read with which to start 2017. Curl up in a chair and let her unfold this story for your delight. It involves a ...

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Trusting Miss Trentham

Trusting Miss Trentham is the third book in Emily Larkin’s Baleful Godmother series of historical romances with a paranormal twist.  Owing to the good deed done by one of their ancestresses, each of the heroines is entitled to receive a gift from their Faerie Godmother – whom they call Baletong ...

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Twelve Kisses to Midnight

Both Karen Hawkins and Christmas novellas are on my auto-read list. Not auto-buy, because these days I like to be 100% certain I’ll reread a book before I buy it, but if I see anything by Karen Hawkins (or any Christmas novella) on a shelf at the library or available for review, I’ll grab it wit ...