Books by Linda Needham

D+
Marry the Man Today

A bachelor auction, contraceptive devices for sale, protection and relocation of abused women, sex education classes – sounds like the latter half of the 20th century? No, actually this is 1853, London. Add to this list - equal rights for women, the vote, London’s first ladies club, and a kidn ...

C+
A Scandal to Remember

The newest in Linda Needham's series of Gentleman Rogues romances features all the elements of a fairytale - a beautiful princess in exile, a brave rescuing hero, history, folklore, and even the promise of a palace. And even though this one has a few plotting issues and runs out of steam towards the ...

C
The Pleasure of Her Kiss

It's the classic chicken and egg conundrum: Are historical authors beginning to write about periods other than the Regency because readers are interested, or are readers interested because authors are writing about different periods? In either case, you wouldn't know The Pleasure of Her Kiss was set ...

C-
The Bride Bed

In the interest of full disclosure, I should tell you that I don't read a lot of Medievals, so when you're evaluating my evaluation of this book, I think that's something you should consider. For, even though her behavior might have been reasonable within the constraints of her time, the heroine of ...

B-
My Wicked Earl

After a somewhat shaky start, My Wicked Earl evolved into a pretty strong romance, interspersed with a few "so what?" moments. Setting and character echo this pattern. The setting is Regency period, but the author thankfully leaves out many of the hoary staples and instead concentrates on the protag ...

C+
The Maiden Bride

The Maiden Bride takes place during a sad and frightening period in history. During the fourteenth century, the Black Death ravaged the countryside, decimating the populations of villages, estates and monasteries. Thousands upon thousands of peasants, tradesmen, and crafts people died. Labor was sho ...

A
The Wedding Night

One of the great things about being a reviewer is that every once in awhile you read a book that makes you think, "My God, what a fantastic book!" I am happy to say that The Wedding Night made me think just that. The year is 1858 and Mairey Faelyn is continuing her father's legacy. A scholar of a ...

D
For My Lady's Kiss

If you are looking for a good medieval read, I'd suggest passing this one by. While the hero and heroine are heroic, the plot filled with twists, turns, and danger, the love scenes long and filled with imagery, I remained utterly disengaged throughout the entire read. How is this ...