Books by Miranda Neville

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Secrets of a Soprano

As a musician and opera lover, the story and background to this new novel from Miranda Neville are right up my street. Nineteenth century opera and theatre are things that have long been of particular interest to me, and some of the best things about Secrets of a Soprano are undoubtedly the accuracy ...

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The Duke of Dark Desires

Miranda Neville’s books have been a bit hit and miss for me in the past. I wasn’t too keen on the first book in this series (The Importance of Being Wicked), although I loved the prequel novella (The Second Seduction of a Lady) and while it had its weaknesses, I enjoyed her last book (Lady Winde ...

B-
Lady Windermere’s Lover

I knew in advance that the plotline of this book revolved around that least favourite of romance tropes – the Big Misunderstanding. But I also knew that it contained some of my favourite plot devices: A marriage made in less than auspicious circumstances, a hero who is in desperate need of a wake- ...

C+
The Ruin of a Rogue

Gertrude Stein famously wrote "a rose is a rose is a rose." The plot in Ms. Neville's latest in her The Wild Quartet series, The Ruin of a Rogue, may be summed up as: A rogue is kinda a rogue is a non-rogue. I've never been wowed by the poetry of Ms. Stein and I'm wasn't wowed by The Ruin of a Rogue ...

B+
The Importance of Being Wicked

Miranda Neville is an author who flies under the radar for me, but when I read her books I nearly always like them. The Importance of Being Wicked is a good book. It’s thoughtful, and the characters are interesting and different. This isn’t your cookie cutter Regency-set romance. Caro Townsen ...

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Confessions From An Arranged Marriage

I thoroughly enjoy Miranda Neville’s historical romances, which is why I bought an eCopy of Confessions from an Arranged Marriage the day it was published. It turned out to be my favorite kind of romance: A novel about flawed but likeable characters finding strength in themselves and the people ar ...

B+
The Dangerous Viscount

Sometimes an author manages to take a plot device I usually despise and turn it into a novel I thoroughly enjoy. In the newest book by Miranda Neville the plot device in question is the revenge plot, and what can I say? It works just fine, and the resulting romance is both moving and fun to read. ...

D+
Never Resist Temptation

When a debut book begins with a first sentence as finely crafted as this one, you get hopeful: “Nothing in Anthony’s upbringing or experience had taught him the proper etiquette for taking delivery of a woman won in a card game.” But, following this cracking start, it’s all downhill after ...