Historical Romance

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A Note Yet Unsung

I’ve enjoyed several of this author’s books, so I took a break from housework to read a chapter of A Note Yet Unsung. Within the first pages, I decided the housework could wait.  One chapter turned into another. The housework never got done, but the compelling story, vibrant characters, and dee ...

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Slightly Wicked

Narrated by Rosalyn Landor One of the many things I love about audiobooks is that they’re a great way for me to catch up with older titles that, with the best will in the world, I’m unlikely to get around to reading for at least the next ten years or more. Another great thing is that it’s s ...

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Secrets in the Mist

Taking a break from her Lady Darby historical mysteries, Anna Lee Huber has embarked upon a new series entitled Gothic Myths, a set of linked but standalone gothic romances.  The first of these, Secrets in the Mist, is an enjoyable and well-developed story of mystery and suspense in which the autho ...

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The Captive Heart

Sometimes I go into a book not knowing what to expect. Such was the case with The Captive Heart. I've never read this author before and had no idea what to expect from the story aside from it being a colonial romance.  However, I quickly discovered a fascinating world with characters who made me ca ...

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A Lady Unrivaled

A Lady Unrivaled is the final book in the Ladies of the Manor trilogy, set in the years immediately preceding the First World War, and which sees a group of young aristocrats involved in the search for some extremely valuable red diamonds.  The romantic storylines are concluded in each book so ther ...

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Dressed to Kiss

Lately I’ve had great luck with anthologies and novellas, so I approached Dressed to Kiss hopeful to discover promising new-to-me authors (Robens and Frampton), and confident I would enjoy stories from old favorites (Hunter and Linden).  With thoughts of Loretta Chase’s delightful Dressmaker se ...

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From This Moment

If she writes it, I will buy it. That is pretty much my mantra regarding Elizabeth Camden. I love the way I never know what to expect from her books – mystery, adventure, touching self-discovery or politics – and yet I know exactly what to expect from her books – excellent prose, rich history, ...

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Not by Sight

Not by Sight by Kate Breslin is the story of WWI suffragette Grace Mabry and agent for the crown Jack Benningham. Grace crashes a high society masquerade ball as Pandora and from her box she withdraws white feathers to give to the rich young men who are dancing while her brother fights in the trench ...

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Dawn at Emberwilde

When I picked this book for a blog I was writing on Inspirational Romances I wasn’t sure what to expect. The author was one I had never read and while the cover was lovely, the back blurb described a standard historical romance plot. Dawn at Emberwilde proved to be much more than just a typical ro ...

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An Elegant Façade

I’m generally wary of Inspirational Romances. While I certainly appreciate faith as an integral part of the lives of many, I have found too many inspirational romances to be saccharine and overwrought. An Elegant Façade, however, is neither of those. Ms. Hunter deftly handles the integration of h ...