Books by Lisa Kleypas

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Devil's Daughter

Although beautiful young widow Phoebe, Lady Clare, has never met West Ravenel, she knows one thing for certain: he's a mean, rotten bully. Back in boarding school, he made her late husband's life a misery, and she'll never forgive him for it. But when Phoebe attends a family wedding, she encounters ...

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Devil in Winter

Let me begin by stating that Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent, wins the award in my book for most anticipated future hero. As I finished reading It Happened One Autumn, I was stunned to discover that extreme bad boy Sebastian would be featured as the hero in its sequel and I must admit that I was enthral ...

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Hello Stranger

Like a lot of readers, I've been looking forward to reading Hello Stranger. I've read a number of Lisa Kleypas' novels and some have long lingered in my mind because at her best, Kleypas writes vivid characters and tells great emotional stories. I deeply enjoyed parts of this novel, but I found it a ...

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A Christmas to Remember (anthology)

Note: A Christmas to Remember is a collection of four Christmas-themed novellas that have been previously published elsewhere. Anthologies are, by their very nature, a mixed bag, and I usually find they consist of perhaps one excellent story, one poor one and a couple in between.  In the case of ...

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Tempt Me at Twilight

Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale. And this is the heart of Tempt Me at Twilight. Poppy Hathaway wants a commonplace, gentle life in the countryside, yet she finds herself in a marriage to a driven man and living in a hotel in London. How is she to r ...

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Mine Till Midnight

Lisa Kleypas was one of the first romance authors I read and is one of the few from my early days I still read voraciously. A solid half of her books are on my DIK list, so when I got the chance to review her new historical, I was thrilled. While this book isn’t quite as fantastic as some of her o ...

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Devil in Spring

There’s always a risk when reading a book by one of your favorite authors, particularly when that book involves the child of a favorite couple from a beloved novel. The tie in to the earlier fantastic story raises the stakes, creating high expectations for the new tale. The hero of Devil in Spring ...

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Marrying Winterborne

Marrying Winterborne the second book in Lisa Kleypas's dearly anticipated Ravenels series, begins with Lady Helen Ravenel calling on Rhys Winterborne, a man to whom she was briefly engaged. As almost anyone who read the first book, A Cold Hearted Rake, will tell you, Rhys and his passion for Helen u ...

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Cold-Hearted Rake

Lisa Kleypas is an auto-buy author for me for her historicals and Travis contemporary series. So I eschewed reading the other reviews of this book so as to maintain a pristine reading experience. And I was richly rewarded. I am so glad to see her return to her roots and do it well despite the long g ...

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Cold-Hearted Rake

From 1998 through 2010, Lisa Kleypas published almost thirty historical romances. Her most recent historical, Love in the Afternoon, told the story of the last of the Hathaway siblings. Since then, Ms. Kleypas has written four well-received contemporary romances none of which have pacified her hist ...