Historical Romance

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Mogul

I’ve read and enjoyed all the books in Joanna Shupe’s Knickerbocker Club series, so I was eagerly looking forward to Mogul, the last book in the set.  I like second-chance romances and the pairing of the self-made media mogul and the society beauty who were married but quickly separated intrigu ...

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Schooling the Viscount

Maggie Robinson’s new Cotswold Confidential series is set in the sleepy, picturesque village of Puddling-on-the-Wold which, for the past seventy-odd years, has provided a rather unusual service for the members of the nobility by taking in its wayward sons and daughters and, through a strict and pe ...

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Between the Devil and the Duke

Kelly Bowen is one of the best of the bunch of new authors of historical romance to have emerged in the last couple of years, and she continues to show herself more than deserving of the praise her novels have received.  I’ve reviewed a few and rated them highly, impressed by her ability to craft ...

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Wild Wicked Scot

I love "second chance at love" stories and most books revolving around troubled marriages are near cousins to these. In Wild Wicked Scot, our protagonists weren't head over heels in love the first time around, so the dynamic is a little different. However, since the characters are layered and worth ...

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Seven Minutes in Heaven

Seven Minutes in Heaven is the third in Eloisa James’  Desperate Duchess by the Numbers series which is a kind of Desperate Duchesses TNG – the heroes and heroines featured in these books appeared as children in some of the earlier stories and are now grown up and getting their own.  This mean ...

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Miss Bradshaw's Bought Betrothal

Miss Bradshaw's Bought Betrothal offers a fresh take on the classic Cinderella fairy tale.  By giving the heroine a fuller backstory, providing her with the means to secure her own happiness with or without a prince, and allowing her to subvert the influence of her evil stepmother (and stepsisters) ...

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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 ...