Books by Laura Kinsale

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Flowers From the Storm (#6 on our Top 100 Romances list)

An AAR Top 100 Romance review originally published on April 07, 1999  If you want to read a book that comes as close to perfection as any historical romance, then pick up Flowers from the Storm. The story, the language, the emotional intensity: this book has everything. It's Laura Kinsale at the ...

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The Shadow and the Star (#85 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on September 30, 1997 When I read Laura Kinsale's unique and startling first novel, I remember thinking either it was a fluke or I had just come across one of the best writers in the history of the romance genre. Her subsequent works proved that she was ...

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For My Lady's Heart (#88 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on September 30, 1999 Whenever I start reading a book by Laura Kinsale, I expect an intense and compelling read, a complex love story that’s usually on the darker side, and at least one tortured protagonist. This mixture may not be everyone’s cup of ...

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Seize the Fire

I felt emotionally exhausted by the time I’d finished reading this book. There’s no way to do it justice in couple of paragraphs, but there’s no question that in Sheridan Drake, Ms Kinsale has created one of the most complex, compelling heroes – should that be anti-heroes? – I’ve ever re ...

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Lessons in French

Some authors just receive a lot of hype. Such is the case with Laura Kinsale. Often, I ignore the constant buzz, preferring to read lesser known works. However, as a lover of historical romance, I thought it long past time that I experienced Ms. Kinsale's writing for myself. Sadly, Lessons in French ...

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Shadowheart

Narrated by Nicholas Boulton Having very much enjoyed For My Lady’s Heart in audio format, I’ve been eagerly looking forward to its sequel, Shadowheart, which picks up the story of Allegretto della Navona, the ruthless young assassin who was one of the major secondary characters in that novel ...

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My Sweet Folly

In the books I’ve listened to and read so far by Laura Kinsale, I’ve often loved the heroes but found the heroines rather difficult to like. I’m thinking particularly of Maddy in Flowers from the Storm and Leigh in The Prince of Midnight, both of whom are characters whose actions with respect ...

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Flowers from the Storm

Narrated by Nicholas Boulton One of the first books I read when I got back into reading romance a few years ago was Flowers From the Storm. I remember being caught up in heart pounding fear for Jervaulx as he was mistreated in the asylum; of feeling rage on his behalf. I remember being so captiva ...

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The Prince of Midnight

Narrated by Nicholas Boulton It’s finally here. Romance listeners have eagerly awaited The Prince of Midnight, the first audio release from Laura Kinsale’s fascinating backlist. Earlier this year, Ms. Kinsale announced that her entire backlist (twelve titles) would be released in audio during ...

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Lessons in French

I have been waiting, along with all the rest of Laura Kinsale’s fans, for Lessons in French for a very long time. Now, having received it and read it, I can say that it’s good, but it’s not what I was expecting and it’s not my favorite book in Kinsale’s oeuvre. Lady Callista Taillefaire i ...