Books by Sophia Nash

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The Once and Future Duchess

The Once and Future Duchess is not going to revolutionize the romance genre, but it’s not terrible either. I liked the characters for the most part, and though I evidently came in mid-series, I didn’t feel that it was much of a detriment. What worked less well? The hero’s refusal to tell the h ...

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The Duke Diaries

Several authors have attempted to write novels that occur simultaneously, with mixed results. I have yet to see this work really well, though some are better than others. Unfortunately, The Duke Diaries is not one of the ones that goes smoothly. This is the third in the Royal Ent ...

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Secrets of a Scandalous Bride

Elizabeth Ashburton, a member of the Widows Club, is not actually a widow. She has adopted the disguise for years while hiding from General Pymm – the nation’s military hero, her unwanted suitor, and the man she suspects killed her father. One day Pymm comes too close, and Elizabeth’s only r ...

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Love with the Perfect Scoundrel

Love with the Perfect Scoundrel began well and I settled down to what I thought would be an enjoyable read. However the book had just about the saggiest middle I have seen in some time and I got very bored with it. Grace Sheffey, Countess of Sheffield, is an object of gossip for t ...

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The Kiss

What makes a good romance? In my opinion, it must have plenty of angst and emotion. If it stays on my mind after I read it, then I know the author created something special. And it must be about characters I can admire or at least come to admire. Is it perfect? Do the characters do what you want the ...

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A Dangerous Beauty

Sophia Nash comes to Avon from the now defunct (sob!) Signet Regency line. Her book, A Dangerous Beauty, is a Regency-set historical romance that really needs to be a lot longer than it is, which is already a substantial 384 pages). You can't say the Earl and Countess of Twenlyne ...

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A Secret Passion

A Secret Passion is one of the better Regency debuts I've read recently. I wouldn't call it a masterpiece or proclaim Sophia Nash to be the next diamond of the first water, but it's a solidly interesting read. Jane Lovering arrives on her aunt's doorstep in Pembroke with little m ...