Books by Donna Simpson

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Pamela's Second Season

In Pamela's Second Season Donna Simpson ties up loose ends from A Country Courtship, gives us the main story, a romance between Pamela Neville and Malcolm Bercombe, the Earl of Strongwycke, and introduces us to Pamela's sister Rachel, who will be the subject of the next book. Ger ...

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A Country Courtship

My reaction to Donna Simpson’s A Country Courtship was startling. It is rare to find a book that manages to be both boring and teeth-grittingly annoying. I procrastinated on this review because I like traditional Regency Romances and was hoping I would find something to like in this book. The fact ...

B
A Matchmaker's Christmas

What's better than a house party book? A Christmas house party book, of course. Members of the Regency list I hang out on know that my ears perk up with the mention of the words "house party," and nothing seems to suit a house party better than snow storms and mistletoe. Donna Simpson's latest book ...

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A Rake's Redemption

Donna Simpson's latest release combines a quietly touching love story, a likable heroine, and a decidedly flawed hero in a sweet but not altogether satisfying tale. Despite a few problems, I enjoyed this, my first Simpson Regency, quite a bit. Lawrence Jamison is the Earl of Hardcastle, better ...

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Belle of the Ball

Fortune hunters abound in traditional Regency Romance and, for the most part, they are not heroine material. They sidle up to the heroes at Almack's. They gossip about the heroine. They dress in vulgar, albeit expensive, clothing and never get a husband unless he is old and depraved. At first glance ...

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Miss Truelove Beckons

Donna Simpson is showing every sign of becoming one of the best of the new crop of Regency Romance writers. Her new book, Miss Truelove Beckons is the story of a wounded soldier who finds healing and love in the company of the titular heroine. The book also has a subplot featuring Miss Truelove's co ...

B
Lady May's Folly

Donna Simpson's first Regency Romance, Lord St. Claire's Angel was one of the strongest debuts I have read in a long time. Her second one, Lady Delafont's Dilemma had problems with pacing its story, but it did showcase one of Simpson's strengths - her marvelous characters. The last book in the trilo ...

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Lady Delafont's Dilemma

Argh! Yet another person's title given wrong. Emily Delafont, Marchioness of Sedgely is not Lady Delafont - she's Lady Sedgely. It's Lady Title, not Lady Surname! Is that so hard?! Plenty of other writers of both Regency Romance and historicals set in the regency period get the titles right. Where i ...

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Lady Delafont's Dilemma

I have a special place in my heart for traditional Regency Romances about married people. Unrequited love is tragic, but unrequited love within an indissolvable marriage is doubly so. Maybe that’s why, in spite of some problems, the story of Emily Delaforte and Baxter Delaforte, Marquis of Sedgley ...

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Lord St. Claire's Angel

I almost didn't buy this book because RT gave it only two stars. I'm glad I decided to listen to word of mouth instead and buy this book. Psst, Laurie, is it too late to change my vote for best Regency of 1999? Celestine Simons doesn't envision a bright future for herself. She is a governess, she ...