Historical Romance

B
The Warrior

Readers craving for a less common historical period need wait no longer. Judith E. French’s The Warrior, the final book in her Alexander the Great series, satisfies that craving and shows the Ancient World in an exciting, vibrant light. Alexander, son of the Alexander the Great ...

B-
The True Love Wedding Dress

Anthology
The prologue to The True Love Wedding Dress is set in 1790 Scotland, where Aileanna MacEwan is sewing a gorgeous wedding dress for her nasty mistress even though she is secretly in love with her mistress's fiancé. Aileanna feels a strong connection to the dress and since she also happens to be a wi ...

C
Ship of Dreams

There is just something about a sturdy ship, the salt air, and a privateer that sparks the romantic imagination. In LeClaire's debut novel, her love of the sea and its stories shines through. Still, even though her tale of high adventure and romance is a homage to the pirate romances of old, the ...

D-
Hungry Tigress

It took me a long time to finish Hungry Tigress - I simpy could not get interested in it at all. Although it had an exciting beginning, the middle was slow and talky, and the ending engaged my ick factor to a very high degree. I did not care for the characters at all...this book was a washout. Jo ...

B-
The Book of the Seven Delights

While The Book of the Seven Delights is a charming and enjoyable romance, it's also a book with a supremely entertaining first half and a second that is far less so. Add in the less than combustible (and almost completely off-stage) love scenes along with the inevitable comparisons to Loretta Chase ...

A
Mr. Impossible

While last year's Miss Wonderful was an appropriately wonderful book, I have to admit that it felt somewhat mannered to me - almost as if the author kept a deliberate distance between herself and her characters. I learned a great deal about canal construction in early 19th century England, laughed a ...

B-
Nobody's Saint

A historical author who can really set a scene is a treasure indeed. In Paula Reed's latest book, it is the little details that count - everything from how characters move through a place, what they see, and how they interpret their world takes the reader back to the seventeenth century. Reed ...

B-
The Care and Feeding of Pirates

Jennifer Ashley's The Care and Feeding of Pirates is part funny, part exasperating, part exciting, and a little frustrating. Oh, I enjoyed it and found it a good read, but a way too clueless heroine and a saggy middle kept it from being an excellent one. Honoria Ardmore is the si ...

C+
White Tigress

Forgive me if this review seems pulled in two directions; that’s the way White Tigress by Jade Lee made me feel. It kind of gave me the creeps, and I wasn’t too sure about the happily-ever-after. However, it definitely has some moments of brilliance. There’s only one thing I can say for sur ...

B
Siren

Anyone longing for old-style big, sweeping historicals will probably enjoy Cheryl Sawyer's latest novel, a story rich with historical detail. Sawyer, an Australian author being published for the first time in the United States, delivers a large-scale historical drama in a fashion reminiscent of h ...