American Historical Romance

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An Outlaw to Protect Her

Harper St. George continues her Outlaws of the Wild West series with book three, An Outlaw to Protect Her, featuring gunslinger Zane Pierce and the madam only he can protect. Glory Winters, madam of the Victoria House, is a prosperous and independent woman who owns over half of Helena, Montana. T ...

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Cowboy Charm School

Margaret Brownley starts off a brand-new series of humorous historical westerns with Cowboy Charm School, the first book in the Haywire Brides saga. From the back blurb: Texas Ranger Brett Tucker hates to break up a wedding, but the groom—notorious criminal Frank Foster—is a danger to any wom ...

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Free Fall

Emma Barry and Genevieve Turner’s continuing series about life and love among astronauts and aeronautic engineers working on the American space program in the 1960’s continues with Free Fall, a charming entry about an emerging society girl and the up and coming astronaut who impregnates her. ...

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True Heart's Desire

Caroline Fyffe’s True Heart’s Desire is a complicated read, with an okay hero and a whiny heroine who have very little chemistry. Add on a lot of extraneous plot detail and you wind up with a romance that barely seems to factor into the story. Longshoreman Rhett Laughlin is a wannabe restaura ...

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Pride & Passion

I love early twentieth century history and am delighted whenever I find a book set during that era. Pride and Passion, part of the Decades: A Journey of African-American Romance series, takes place during the 1950s and looks at a crucial period during the Civil Rights Movement. All Decades novel are ...

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Love's Sweet Melody

In this sweet romance from Kianna Alexander, it’s 1946 and Warner Hughes has just returned from war. He’s got what we now know as PTSD and most of the town gives him a wide berth due to it. Our kind-hearted heroine, Elizabeth – Betty - Daniels is the exception. She’s a gifted musician and he ...

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A Touch of Flame

A Touch of Flame is the kind of book you want to disappear into. A strong-and-silent-type sheriff meets a clever, independent doctor, and sparks fly. Set in a lively town with well-developed supporting characters, this story has Ms. Goodman’s trademark mix of emotion and humor; I was more than hap ...

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The Art of Love

The Art of Love is the fourth book in the series Decades: A Journey of African-American Romance. If you haven’t yet heard of the project, jump over to our blog and check it out. Each story takes place in one decade of the twentieth century, and in The Art of Love, it’s time for the 1930s. Our ...

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Love's Serenade

Love’s Serenade is the third book in the Decades series, telling stories of African American men and women throughout the past century. As a second-chance romance, it’s an interesting take on the trope, but overall I was disappointed with the end result. Taking place in late 1920s Harlem, we ...

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The Endearment

In LaVyrle Spencer’s The Endearment, newly-orphaned Anna Reardon arrives in Minnesota to marry a farmer called Karl Lindstrom. She saw his advertisement for a wife, and they’ve been corresponding since then. But Karl is in for a number of nasty surprises, and as a reader, I was cringing on his b ...