Books by Joan Smith

B+
Imprudent Lady

Many authors have had books likened to those of Georgette Heyer, and while that is a comparison that’s always going to draw my eye, I’ve been disappointed on many an occasion.  Not so here.  Imprudent Lady is an utterly delightful rake-meets-bluestocking story full to the brim with sparkling d ...

B
Valerie

Robert Hale, an English publishing house, is reissuing old Traditional Regencies in hardback form. Joan Smith's Valerie was originally published in the States by Ivy in 1981; its heroine, and her unique voice, holds up very well. Valerie is invited for an extended visit with her eccentric widowed ...

F
Little Coquette

This book proudly declares itself to be a Regency Romantic Mystery. There was a Regency setting, I agree to that. Romantic? Not to me. Mystery? If mystery means the hero and heroine run about trying to solve a murder, a mystery it was. It is said that two out of three ain't bad. In this case, it was ...