Historical Romance

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Confessions in B-Flat

Confessions in B-Flat is a resonant and romantic novel, filled with truth and history and finely-etched details.  Featuring two young lovers who are passionate about changing the world but unsure of how to accomplish their goals, the reader will remember them and their story long after finishing th ...

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A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Mayhem

To anyone who wants to read A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem after this review, I hereby issue a warning to ‘mind the gap’ as they say, the gap being the logic gap that pervades much of this disgruntled-acquaintances-to-lovers tale. Lady Katherine – Kate - Bascomb is a blue-blooded w ...

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One Snowy Night with Lord Hauxton

One Snowy Night with Lord Hauxton is the follow up to Laura Martin’s Her Best Friend, the Duke in which the hero and heroine of this title are featured.  In this book, Lord Hauxton and Henrietta Harvey find their HEA with each other. Thomas, Lord Hauxton, has left London to visit Hailsham Hall ...

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Her Husband's Harlot

Her Husband's Harlot, a 2011 debut by Grace Callaway, is a story you've read before: innocent young lady weds a sexually voracious, morally iffy rake. That's OK--this telling is a good time. It opens with a disastrous wedding night. Helena lay there, trying to think of England, but when it hur ...

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That Scandalous Evening

Some time ago, I decided to read some of the more popular romance authors from a decade or so ago that I was unfamiliar with. Using AAR’s awesome search features, I found Christina Dodd, and up popped thirty-seven reviews - six of which were As including an A+. That looked promising - but then I k ...

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A Duchess a Day

A Duchess a Day kicks off Charis Michaels’ new series, Awakened by a Kiss, nicely. It’s a lighthearted regency romance based loosely on Snow White and the Seven Dwarves that delivers admirable hero/heroines, a nicely paced plot, a sensual romance, and a happy ending. There are some missteps alon ...

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A Hero to Hold

We’ve talked before here about books from the past that perhaps we have only just stumbled upon.  Well, here’s one I came across just a week ago.  For the life of me, I can’t remember where I saw A Hero to Hold, but I am so glad I did because it’s one of the best books I have read this yea ...

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One Night With a Duke

One Night with a Duke is the tenth book in Erica Ridley’s 12 Dukes of Christmas series set in the village of Cressmouth, more commonly known as Christmas because they celebrate the holiday year round. The series features full time villagers and tourists, and in this instalment, our heroine is A ...

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Tall, Duke and Dangerous

Megan Frampton’s books have always been a frustration to me.  Her plots are fun, the spirit of her writing light-hearted or at least entertainingly tropey, and her actual output not horrifically bad, and yet her stories dangle frustratingly out of DIK range for me, suffering from nonsensical plot ...

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Restored

Reading Restored was like a balm to the soul.  It’s a beautiful – and beautifully written - story of love, forgiveness and second chances that I practically inhaled and which left me with a warm glow and a book hangover of the best kind.  It’s book five in the author’s Enlightenment series ...