Historical Romance

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The Pirate Lord

What woman wouldn't want to be rescued from a fate worse than death? What woman wouldn't be grateful for the chance at a new start, even if it does mean marriage to a pirate? After all, isn't marriage preferable to a life of servitude in New South Wales? Sabrina Jeffries' wonderful book, The Pirate ...

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The Gift

My mother always told me you could gage a man's true nature by how he acted with children. Perhaps that's why I fell in love with fourteen year old Nathan in the prologue of Julie Garwood's The Gift. As he cradles Sara, his four year-old bride tenderly in his arms, protecting her from her exasperate ...

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The Flame and the Flower

Avon refers to Kathleen E. Woodiwiss as "The Goddess of Romance" for good reason. Her ground breaking historical romance, The Flame & the Flower, is a cherished keeper - one that resides prominently on many all-time favorite romance lists, including mine - despite the fact our beloved genre has come ...

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The Flame and the Flower

It was with some trepidation that I began The Flame and the Flower. On one hand, I had heard many readers say that their love of the romance genre started when they read this book. On the other hand, I had heard people talk with scorn about "those romances of the seventies." Since I was two when it ...

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The Tiger's Bride

Retired Air Force Colonel Merline Lovelace is quite prolific, writing full-length suspense, contemporary, series, and historical romance. Until now, my favorite book by her was the medieval, Lady's Ransom. What struck me so much about that book was the sense of honor and responsibility the hero an ...

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Calypso Magic

Calypso Magic is a truly incredible book chock full of suspense and spice and hilarity. The characters are outrageously witty and the pacing is so fast you can't bear to put the book down until you reach the last page - and then you're so disappointed it's all over. Coulter is an absolute master at ...

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As You Desire

When Harry Met Dizzy. Only better. My first Connie Brockway, and thank goodness, I have her others in my stockpile. This is a terrific book! Lovely Desdemona Carlisle is a young Englishwoman living with her grandfather in Victorian Egypt. Desdemona was a child prodigy, brilliant, reading twelve l ...

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The Wild Swan Series

Celeste De Blasis was ahead of her time in her portrayal of strong romantic heroines who took control of their own lives and demanded equal footing with their men. Give Heather from (Kathleen Woodiwiss') The Flame & the Flower her due, but she would have been knocked on her butt by any of De Blasi ...

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Night in Eden

I don't get a chance to eat out at elegant restaurants much, so when I go, I invariably choose a dish I've had before. I don't want to waste my time, dollars, and calories on a meal I've never tried and that I might not like. Then I'd be disappointed and wish I hadn't experimented. ...

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The Shadow and the Star

When I read Laura Kinsale's unique and startling first novel, I remember thinking either it was a fluke or I had just come across one of the best writers in the history of the romance genre. Her subsequent works proved that she was no fluke, but in my opinion it wasn't until The Shadow and the Star ...