Frontier/Western Hist Romance

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The Outlaw's Mail Order Bride

Ex-outlaw Clay Colby is having a bad week, one he hopes the arrival of his new mail-order bride will help improve. Fighting with Montana Black over the development of the town of Devil’s Crossing is just one of the reasons why he’s having a hard time of it. Black has resisted Colby’s building ...

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Bound for Eden

Début author?  Western romance?  Why yes, sign me up please. Bound for Eden is quite unlike most of the Westerns I've read, but once I got into it, I quite enjoyed myself. This novel has plenty of adventure, but pairs it with a light and humorous tone which makes for quite the wagon train romp. ...

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Yukon Wedding

Don't be fooled by that cover. If you can get past the overdose of pink... um... something and what looks like a turtle shell on that poor heroine's head, you will be treated to a rather endearing story. This is a good marriage of convenience story. How good?  I'm not even a giant fan of this trope ...

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Forbidden

Beverly Jenkins has been an autobuy for me ever since I was first introduced to her books as a reviewer. Since our prompt this month calls for reading an author with more than 1 book in our TBR, it was an easy call for me. I tend to accumulate books far more rapidly than I read them (I know, I know) ...

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A Taste of Heaven

AAR started posting reviews online in January of 1996! This is one of the very first reviews we ran on January 1, 1996.    A Taste of Heaven is a wonderful mail-order bride romance, set in the fictional town of Heaven, Montana, in the 1880's. Our lovely heroine, the widowed and destitute ...

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Breathless

I have read very few novels that feature African Americans as both hero and heroine, and I know very little of Black U.S. history after the Civil War, so I was keen to read Breathless, which is set in the Arizona Territory in the 1880s. The novel is the second volume in a trilogy, but everything yo ...

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Daughters of a Nation: A Black Suffragette Historical Romance Anthology

I truly enjoy historical novels where I’m not only entertained by a well-written story, but I also learn about a part of history of which I had no prior knowledge. So I really appreciated seeing a bibliography at the end of three of the stories in this anthology – a welcome first, because I’m ...

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Rainbow’s End

an IDKlassic (It's Dreadful) originally published on November 27, 2000   While reading Rainbow’s End by Rebecca Brandewyne, I mentally played a little game called “Who Would I Throttle?” Would it be the hero, who seems not to be able to perform sexually unless he threatens and domina ...

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Snowflakes and Stetsons

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I’m usually not an anthology junkie, but when Christmas rolls around, I just can’t get enough Christmas stories. As a result, I have quite a stash of holiday anthologies.  While there wasn’t any one story that hit it out of the park, I more or less liked everything I read here so I’ll defin ...

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Texas Tall

In any given month, there are scores of historical romance novels released that are set in England within a decade or two of the Napoleonic Wars.  The number of American historical romance novels is  dwarfed by those set in Europe, which is surprising considering the vast majority of popular roman ...