Books by Claire Thornton

C+
The Vagabond Duchess

Temperance Challinor is a tradeswoman who inherited her linen draper business from her father. The Plague has been bad for business, but in 1666, things are beginning to look up. Just in time for the Great London Fire. Temperance meets John Bow, a poet and troubadour, who is singing in a tave ...

B
The Abducted Heiress

The Abducted Heiress takes place in Restoration England, a too little used setting, and the Great Fire of London plays an integral role in the novel. I enjoyed the fantastic setting in this charming and appealing romance, even though the charm of the heroine dimmed a little for me during the course ...

B-
The Defiant Mistress

Sometimes a love story is so beautifully written that it makes book a pleasure to read; at other times an author draws a setting so vividly and uses secondary characters and plots to create a book that is enjoyable even if the love story has its flaws. The Defiant Mistress, first in the City of Flam ...

C
Gifford's Lady

Gifford's Lady began well, but just as I was beginning to fall in love with the characters, they took a trip to Stupid Land. They eventually came to their senses and the book ended with a love scene that was so sweet and so tender I almost melted. It had a couple of other flaws that detracted from i ...