Books by Joan Wolf

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The Portrait

What a strange – though certainly not dull – little story.  The Portrait by Joan Wolf seems to be a reworking of one of her earlier contemporary stories into an historical romance (see note, below) – and if that’s not unusual enough, it involves circuses, kidnapped children, old paintings a ...

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The Master of Grex

A new book by Joan Wolf is a cause for celebration. Wolf has an incredible backlist - read one of her books and it won’t be your last. Let’s deconstruct the plot of her recent book, The Master of Grex. Daniel Dereham’s entrance into London society is curiously reminiscent of Alexandre Dumas ...

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The American Earl

Julia Marshall is the daughter of the Earl of Althorpe. One morning, she was taking a walk in the garden when she discovered her father’s body with his face blown off. What a horrible thing for a young girl of eighteen to see! She now had the burden of the house and the impoverished estate of Stov ...

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The Counterfeit Marriage

I have much, much love for Joan Wolf’s traditional Regency romances and medieval historical fiction. I have touted her books to people and on social media constantly. That is why it pains me greatly to write this review. The Counterfeit Marriage is set after the Congress ...

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A Reluctant Queen

This novel should have had all the elements of a success. The author, well known and very experienced, has written several books that are favorites of mine. I often love what she does with words. And the biblical story of Esther has room for plenty of romance and adventure. Yet, even with all of thi ...

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To the Castle

Looking for a medieval romance with historical accuracy and characters who belong in their time? Joan Wolf delivers in satisfying fashion with To the Castle. Eleanor de Bonevile, daughter to the Earl of Lincoln, was raised in a convent and is set to take her vows when she turns eighteen in si ...

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White Horses

When I first started reading traditional Regencies as a young teen there were two authors whose books I read voraciously - Sheila Walsh and Joan Wolf. Like Carla Kelly has done more recently, they wrote of strong-willed characters dealing with difficult situations and finding themselves - will-they, ...

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High Meadow

There was recently some discussion on the boards about how this book was similar to an earlier Wolf title, Beloved Stranger. I was a little concerned about reviewing it, since, having never read anything by Wolf before, the similarities would mean nothing to me. I needn't have worried. If the story ...

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Beloved Stranger

Joan Wolf is a major comfort read for me. I’ve read more of her books than just about any other romance author. And while all of her books have not been A’s for me, I have yet to encounter one that was terrible and several times she has approached near perfection. Beloved Stranger, a short categ ...

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Silverbridge

If I was forced to make a short, really short, list of outstanding traditional Regency Romance authors, Joan Wolf is one who would be on that list in a flash. Her Regency Romances - most notably His Lordship's Mistress and A London Season - are classics and worth the trouble of hunting for. With Sil ...