Books by Laura Lee Guhrke

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Governess Gone Rogue

Have you ever really wanted to like something, only to have an onslaught of evidence slowly chip away at your feelings until you have to accept that you can’t like it? That’s how I felt with Governess Gone Rogue. Amanda Leighton and Jamie St. Clair, the Earl of Kenyon, are both desperate. Ama ...

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The Trouble with True Love

In book one of Laura Lee Guhrke’s Dear Lady Truelove series, we were introduced to the Deverill sisters, owners of The Weekly Gazette, the single remaining newspaper in what used to be a stable of them until their father pretty much ran the business into the ground after their mother’s death. ...

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And Then He Kissed Her (#69 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on July 11, 2007 I've always enjoyed Laura Lee Guhrke's writing although I was disappointed with her last, She's No Princess. However, I am happy to say that And Then He Kissed Her is her best book yet. Emmaline Dove, 30-year-old spinster, has been secr ...

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The Truth About Love and Dukes

There has been a subtle shift in female characterisation in Historical Romances.  No longer is a feisty, independent spirit enough for the ideal heroine of the past - now she must be purposeful and liberated enough that she doesn’t need a man in her life if she so chooses.  These thoroughly mode ...

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No Mistress of Mine

No Mistress of Mine is the fourth book in Ms. Guhrke’s An American Heiress in London series and is a solid tale by a more than solid author who keeps us coming back for more.  I have not read any of the previous books in this series, so this novel can easily be read as a standalone. Lola Va ...

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No Mistress of Mine

I’m a fan of Laura Lee Guhrke, though I’ve noticed a trend in her writing that had me worried about this latest novel in the An American Heiress in London series.  It seems like there’s always one book that’s a standout DIK, one that’s a disappointment, and other books that can vary widel ...

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When the Marquess Met His Match

Narrated by Susan Ericksen Susan Ericksen is a very talented narrator and a huge favourite with many, but I’ve not always been completely convinced by her performances. I admit, my experience has been limited to her narrations of historical romances set in Britain (such as Celeste Bradley’s F ...

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When the Marquess Met His Match

I've read many historical romances featuring either a social climber or a fortune hunter. Usually these characters are paired with their opposite; the social climber falls in love with someone from the nobility, the fortune hunter pursues someone of wealth. In Laura Lee Guhrke’s When the Marquess ...

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Conor's Way

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Thank God for digital publishing, and authors willing to make the transition. For years this 1996 RITA winner has been out of print, but last year Ms. Guhrke released this tale of an Irish boxer and a Southern lady electronically, and I finally read it a f ...

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Scandal of the Year

Sometimes nothing hits the spot better than a bad girl out to get her good boy. Though I use the terms girl and boy here, make no mistake that Laura Lee Guhrke’s Scandal of the Year is a mature story, well-worth the angst involved. Trapped in a bad marriage with little hope of escaping ...