Books by Elizabeth Rolls

B+
His Convenient Marchioness

The first thing that attracted me to His Convenient Marchioness was the cover image, which indicates that the central couple is slightly older than the norm for romance novels. I’m always ready to read a romance between more mature people, and sure enough, I quickly discovered that the hero - a wi ...

C-
In Debt to the Earl

I have really enjoyed Elizabeth Rolls in the past. She can bring an unusual depth to the much-used Regency setting and the short Harlequin Historicals format. Unfortunately, she didn’t do that here. The secondary characters were lovely and strong, but they failed to bail out the generic (and age-w ...

B-
Lord Braybrook's Penniless Bride

My history professor was fond of the word reductive. While it is reductive to say that the French Revolution was caused by the revolt of the Third Estate, it is equally reductive to summarize the plot of this book as "Julian, Viscount Braybrook, hires Christiana Daventry as governess-companion and ...

C
His Lady Mistress

If the character is written well, the advantage to a downtrodden heroine is that I feel genuinely glad when her fortunes take a permanent upturn, but if she's too downtrodden, she apes the hearthrug. And if the hero is doing a lot of the trodding, then I can't help feeling she could have done bette ...

B-
A Compromised Lady

When I picked A Compromised Lady by Elizabeth Rolls to review, I was attracted by the title. I tend to like books about heroines other than virgins with unblemished reputations. In that respect, this book did not disappoint me. The story takes a heroine with a difficult past, with nothing glossed ov ...