Books by Virginia Heath

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Never Rescue a Rogue

Virginia Heath is a massively talented author who knows banter like I know the back of my hand, but snappy dialogue isn’t enough to disguise the fact that the plot points in this second book in her Merriwell Sisters series are somewhat stale. Giles Sinclair, the newly-minted Duke of Harpenden, ...

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The Earl's Inconvenient Houseguest

Virginia Heath remains a reliable delight, and she opens a brand-new series, A Very Village Scandal – which centers around the lives and loves of the citizens of the English town Whittleston-on-the-Water during the Regency period – with The Earl’s Inconvenient Houseguest.  The romance here ta ...

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Never Fall for Your Fiancée

Virginia Heath has been one of my favourite authors of historical romance since I read her second book (Her Enemy at the Altar) for Mills & Boon/Harlequin back in 2016. Her stories are generally light-hearted and a lot of fun although not without a more serious side, her characters are well-roun ...

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How to Chaperon a Lady

Virginia Heath has done it again. I could end my review of the delightful How Not to Chaperon a Lady there, but I won’t.  Just know that it absolutely suffices for me to say that much and let you read the whole book by yourself.  Go read it, you’ll be doing yourself quite the favor, though ...

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The Marquess Next Door

I want to tell you I loved this middle novel in The Talk of the Beau Monde series, I really do.  Unfortunately, after an excellent start, the story loses focus.  The author introduces two lovely principal characters - he’s often mistaken for a pirate; she’s a buxom redhead with a sharp mind a ...

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The Viscount's Unconventional Lady

Looking for a romance novel that’s low on angst and high on sexual tension?  One you’ll finish with a sigh of contented satisfaction?  Then look no further.  The Viscount's Unconventional Lady is, ironically, a somewhat conventional love story featuring a buttoned up, emotionally scarred hero ...

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The Scoundrel's Bartered Bride

The Scoundrel’s Bartered Bride, while still better than many of the historical romances released in the past few years, struggles somewhat with plot and character development and so earns only a mild recommendation from me. Ten years earlier Lady Lydia Barton fell hard for a stable boy on her e ...

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Redeeming the Reclusive Earl

Redeeming the Reclusive Earl is an enjoyable read from an author who knows her audience (me!), and delivers what I like to call ‘comfort food,’ novels.  Virginia Heath is reliably good, and sometimes exceptional (see:  The Wild Warriners, and His Mistletoe Wager).  In this book, I liked the p ...

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Lilian and the Irresistible Duke

Virginia Heath’s Lilian and the Irresistible Duke is the final book in the multi-author Secrets of a Victorian Household series – a fact I didn’t realise until I read the author’s notes after I’d finished, so I can honestly say that it works perfectly well as a standalone!  I’m a big fa ...

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The Determined Lord Hadleigh

As there is an overarching plotline running through this series, there are spoilers for the earlier books in this review. This final book in Virginia Heath’s enjoyable King’s Elite series shifts focus somewhat and concerns itself mostly with the aftermath of the unmasking and apprehension (i ...