Books by Betina Krahn

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Three Nights with the Princess

(NOTE: This book was previously published in 1993 as The Princess and the Barbarian) It’s interesting how a person’s keeper shelf can change over time.  When I was fourteen, Betina Krahn’s The Princess and the Barbarian was one of my favorite tales, kept alongside Johanna Lindsay and Cath ...

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A Good Day to Marry a Duke

Betina Krahn is one of those authors I’ve been meaning to read for ages and haven’t got around to.  Most of her books were published before I got into reading romance in a big way, and she’s one of several authors whose backlists I mean to explore … when I get the time.  Happily for me, ho ...

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Make Me Yours

Make Me Yours by Betina Krahn is a perfect example for how a short, even slight, romance can just work. In the introduction, the author says that writing it “was the most fun I’d had at the keyboard in years”, and you can sense that in every page you read. The book is my second Blaze Historica ...

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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 ...

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The Marriage Test

The Marriage Test is the third in a series of comedic medieval novels about young ladies from the fictional Convent of the Brides of Virtue and their adventures in pursuit of marriage and love. This third installment is my favorite of the series, though it's still not as good as my favorite books by ...

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The Wife Test

Though I enjoy medieval romance, I'd never read Betina Krahn before. The possibility of reading a complete unknown (to me) is an exciting prospect. A whole world of possibilities awaits. Once I had the book in hand I became a little wary. The description on the back of the book suggested a too g ...

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Behind Closed Doors

Luscious Corinna Huntington is the youngest and prettiest of all the ladies at Queen Elizabeth's court. Elizabeth is a great statesman, a hardened ruler with nerves of steel - but she is also an embittered, lonely woman. Proud Elizabeth knows all about lying men. As a result, the queen is strict and ...

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The Husband Test

If The Husband Test were my first Betina Krahn romance, it would also be my last. That would be a shame, as I've enjoyed some of Krahn's past work, particularly The Last Bachelor. Unfortunately, this disappointing book is not representative of its author's potential. Eloise of Argent is a nov ...

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Sweet Talking Man

Nineteenth century New York was a place with as much decadence and grandeur as Regency London. It also had a host of recognizable settings and lots of famous characters to play walk-on roles. Betina Krahn's Sweet Talking Man makes good use of this richness, taking readers everywhere from an upscale ...

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The Soft Touch

A Soft Touch is a lighthearted historical with entertaining, if rather unlikely, characters and an interesting plot. However, a conflict that is predictable and includes a sort of marriage of convenience as well as the Big Misunderstanding, inconsistencies in the heroine, and stereotypical secondary ...