Books by Edith Layton

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Frost Fair

Like many romance readers, we were quite saddened to learn of the death of Edith Layton in 2009. She had a remarkable voice that was gone from us too soon. However, her daughter has been working hard not only to see her backlist republished digitally, but to publish new work as well. Frost Fair i ...

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A Bride for His Convenience

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of marriage-of-convenience stories, so this one was right up my alley! Ian, Marquess of Sutcombe has recently inherited an empty title. His father’s profligacy and his step-mother’s greed have bankrupted his estate and he has no alternative but to marry an ...

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To Love a Wicked Lord

As a final addition to her lengthy legacy, the author couldn't have done much better than this. Everyone acknowledges that Pippa Carstairs is beautiful. But, living a cloistered existence with her grandparents in Bath, no one has ever bothered to look beneath the surface – including herself. So ...

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A Bride for His Convenience

I chose to read A Bride For His Convenience because I love the instant and forced intimate tension a marriage of convenience plot creates. Unfortunately, Layton consistently diffused this tension in her tale of two likeable, mature protagonists marrying for mutual benefit. ...

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His Dark and Dangerous Ways

I was afraid after reading Layton's last (and lamented) book, Bride Enchanted, that she was had joined the Paranormal Parade (though some of her novellas have paranormal elements to them, they are more whimsical than weird). Thankfully, His Dark and Dangerous Ways is a straight Regency-set historic ...

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Bride Enchanted

Edith Layton is no newcomer in the field of paranormal historicals, having written stories in the sub-genre before - the novellas Hounds of Heaven and The Last Gift (in A Regency Christmas VIII and A Regency Christmas Present, respectively). So when I picked up Bride Enchanted, I hoped that in the h ...

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For The Love of a Pirate

For Love of a Pirate features a hero who always does the correct thing and a heroine who has had a very unconventional upbringing. It's not a wild romp, instead it's a quiet character-driven romance that I found to be very charming. Constantine Wylde, Lord Wylde, is a London gentleman and paragon ...

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How To Seduce a Bride

Edith Layton's How to Seduce A Bride is burdened with a cheesy title, but on the whole is a well-written book with a very pleasant hero and heroine. I enjoyed it very much, although it got off to a terrible start. It's not too often that I stop reading and run to the library, but I did right at t ...

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Love in Disguise

Love in Disguise is one of Edith Layton's finest books. Not only romantic and entertaining, this Super Regency is sheer delight for readers who love lush and playful prose. Miss Susannah Logan is the daughter of a fishmonger whose business acumen made him a fortune. Doted on from bi ...

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Gypsy Lover

Gypsy Lover tells the story of Daffyd, a secondary character from previous Layton novels. As a half-Gypsy, Daffyd doesn’t fit into either Romany or British society, and has had to make his own way in life. At the request of a family member, he agrees to search for a runaway heiress ...