Books by Nicole Byrd

B-
Enticing the Earl

Enticing the Earl opens with maidservants gossiping about the rakish Earl of Sutton, and I was somewhat hopeful, as I have not come across an engaging rake for some time. Shortly thereafter, Lauryn, the widowed heroine, learns that her father-in-law has lost everything in a card game, and I thought ...

D
A Lady Betrayed

A Lady Betrayed was certainly a unique read for me, but not in a good way. I can’t decide if some of the plot elements are truly ludicrous or simply improbable. While walking home from the village, Madeline Applegate is struck by a debilitating headache brought on by a sudden ch ...

D
A Lady of Scandal

I've heard some good things about Nicole Byrd, but if A Lady of Scandal is any indication, she is not for me. The book was full of improbable - yet strangely boring - circumstances. Ophelia Applegate of Yorkshire longs to be an actress - not just an actress, but the "Toast of Londo ...

D
Seducing Sir Oliver

I have all of Nicole Byrd's books and very much enjoyed her writing previous to Seducing Sir Oliver, which I looked forward to reading. But when I went to the store to get it, I was taken aback by the terrible cover. (Note to Berkeley Sensation - get that artist a pair of decent glasses). Romanc ...

B
Gilding the Lady

Clarissa Fallon is a young woman with a traumatic past; she suffered years of misery before her older brother, Matthew, tracked her down. Now Clarissa lives in the comfortable home of her brother and his new wife, Gemma, and is about to make her debut in society. However, she is having a hard time ...

B-
Vision in Blue

Creating a hero and heroine readers will actually care about is quite difficult. Creating two couples and giving them equal weight must be even more difficult still. Though Vision in Blue has its weaknesses, Nicole Byrd gives readers a tale of two likable couples and two rather tender romances ...

B-
Beauty in Black

Anybody who spends any time on AAR's message boards knows that a leisurely paced, well written love story featuring two likable characters is more than enough for a lot of readers. So, why oh why, does the writing team known as Nicole Byrd mar a lovely story with a hastily tacked-on suspense subplot ...

B
Widow in Scarlet

I had a wonderful time reading Widow in Scarlet. The interaction between Lucy and Nicholas was marvelous. They discuss, they plan, they listen to each other. Even so, the plot requires too much suspension of belief for the time period to totally succeed; there's a definite Cinderella air to the plot ...

B-
Lady in Waiting

The mother-daughter writing team of Nicole Byrd apparently received their inspiration for Lady in Waiting from the Greek myth of Circe, who, as detailed in The Odyssey, drugged and transformed most men into swine, then ate them. The resemblance to that story is very superficial; the only real simila ...

D+
Dear Impostor

Michelle Place and Cheryl Zach are the relatively new writing team behind the pen name Nicole Byrd. I had never read any of their work before and was really hoping that I would enjoy Dear Imposter, particularly since I myself am part of a writing team. Regrettably, I didn't. Miss ...