Books by Elizabeth Thornton

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Cherished

I love Elizabeth Thornton’s writing for one important reason: her heroes trust their women. There are no ridiculous scenes of jealousy or accusations, and when her heroes are wrong, they actually (gasp) apologize. There are no drawn-out, big misunderstandings here – and that’s a very good thin ...

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The Scot and I

Time was Elizabeth Thornton used to write more than just generic books. Sadly, the chief emotion this one managed to wring from me was an overwhelming feeling of “been there, done that.” The author’s lackluster combo of spy story-road romance feels like a paler – make that a ...

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The Runaway McBride

The Runaway McBride has an interesting premise for a new series and is a second-chance-at-love story, a favorite of mine. However, there were some problems along the way.  Lady Valeria, descended from a long line of Scottish seers, is on her deathbed surrounded by her three grandsons. ...

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The Pleasure Trap

We first meet Eve Dearing as a child. She is sleeping in a hotel and her mother calls to her in her dreams. When she wakes up, her mother’s dog is beside her bed, soaked with rain. Through her mother's side of the family (the Claverleys), Eve inherited mystical gifts. Eve can read her mother ...

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The Bachelor Trap

The Bachelor Trap hasn’t quite got the unique sparkle of some of Thornton’s other novels, but I appreciated the large cast of characters and her knack for keeping things flowing. Lady Marion Dane is practically on the shelf and happy to be there while her younger sister Emily takes the spotl ...

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The Marriage Trap

Ellie Brans-Hill and Jack Rigg met when he was expelled from Oxford at 17 and sent to board with and be tutored by Ellie's vicar father. Ellie had a huge crush on Jack that manifested itself in practical jokes, which Jack was kind enough to tolerate. Fifteen years later, Ellie is now a paid companio ...

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Shady Lady

I enjoyed reading Shady Lady by Elizabeth Thornton; it has likable characters and is written in a style that keeps the pages turning nicely. But once I closed it and thought back on the plot, all I could see were the book’s shortcomings. In the prologue, a woman named Chloe is ab ...

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Almost a Princess

I've read Elizabeth Thornton before, but I've never read an Elizabeth Thornton quite like this one. Frankly, before reading this book, I rated her as an author I enjoyed when persuaded by reviews and message board buzz to check out her latest release, but definitely not as an autobuy. All tha ...

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The Perfect Princess

The Perfect Princess had a plot that sounded interesting but ended up leaving me cold. It also had promising characters who proved to have little chemistry. What started as enticing, ended up being a perfectly average read. Lady Rosamund Devere, daughter of a powerful duke, is tired of her borin ...

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Princess Charming

I've been wanting to try Elizabeth Thornton's books for some time, and now that I've read Princess Charming I'm trying to figure out what I was waiting for. This is a compelling, engrossing read, with one of the best mystery/suspense plots I've seen in an historical romance. Princess Charming be ...