Books by Barbara Metzger

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The Wicked Ways of a True Hero

Although the title and cover of The Wicked Ways of a True Hero made Barbara Metzger’s newest a little hard for me to pick up, I’m glad I did. Told primarily from the hero’s point of view, the author spins a story with a lovable and entertaining hero who brought to mind another of my favorite ...

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Father Christmas

There's nothing better for December reading than a traditional regency romance set during the Christmas season. Thank you Signet for re-printing several of the beloved old favorites including Father Christmas, by the wonderful mistress of regency humor, Barbara Metzger. Leland War ...

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The Scandalous Life of a True Lady

I have been fan of Barbara Metzger ever since I read Bething's Folly back in 1980s. She is one of the few authors I buy on name alone because she always succeeds in amusing me. The Scandalous Life of a True Lady did not disappoint in that regard, though it was not as laugh out loud funny as her o ...

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Truly Yours

This is the first book I have read by Barbara Metzger. To be honest, this is not usually the type book I would choose to read. Historical romance has never been my cup of tea, but I found Truly Yours to be better than most. The story takes place in Regency London; Amanda Carville has been impri ...

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The Hourglass

Barbara Metzger jumps aboard the paranormal bandwagon, but in a subtle, very Traditional Regency way. The results are mostly fun for this Metzger fan. Sir Coryn of Ardsley, a knight of the Crusades, has, since his death, acted as Death. For centuries he eased people into death all ...

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Queen of Diamonds

Queen of Diamonds is the third book in Barbara Metzger's House of Cards trilogy; it traces the story of the kidnapped Lady Charlotte Endicott. Charlotte was three when a man with a gun - professing to love her mother - caused a carriage accident that killed her mother and all other occupants but h ...

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Jack of Clubs

The back blurb of Jack of Clubs mentions a man opening a gaming house to find his sister who vanished years ago. And how, scratching my head, is that supposed to help? I have no idea, but this is Barbara Metzger, who I can count on for great humorous writing, and so I read on. Captain Jack En ...

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The Duel

Barbara Metzger is an author beloved by many, having written more than forty traditional Regencies in a more than twenty year career. Last year she made the move from trads to full-length historicals. While I have read and enjoyed many Metzger trads, this is my first read in the longer length, and ...

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A Perfect Gentleman

The best parts of A Perfect Gentleman are the small ones. It is so filled with funny one-liners that my book was seriously dog eared after I finished reading it. Unfortunately, the plot is a total mess; but for lovers of humorous romances, this will be prime stuff. Viscount Aubrey "Stoney" Wells ...

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Love, Louisa

If you can read a book in a day, barely putting it down for a break, then it must be pretty good. Love, Lousia is a book that started out with a witty bang, yet by the middle I found myself putting the book down, becoming a bit bored with the dragging plot. And the characters, which are interesting ...