Historical Romance

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The Highborn Housekeeper

In The Highborn Housekeeper, playing Good Samaritan leads to a woman returning to the home she fled twelve years before, to play detective and discover whether or not her father is a traitor. This is the third book in Sarah Mallory’s Saved From Disgrace series, and while it can be read as a stand- ...

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Men of Valor: His Treasure

Set in South-Eastern Nigeria before the colonization by the British, His Treasure is an excellent story of yearning and what marriage means to a proud man and woman. Adaku is the pampered daughter of an indulgent father, used to getting her way in things through a combination of guile and tantrum ...

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The Cinderella Countess

The Cinderella Countess is the story of Annabelle Smith, a gifted healer and herbalist and Lytton Staines, the Earl of Thornton. I have a soft spot for Cinderella stories. When I read of Annabelle Smith’s piercing violet blue green golden eyes, I knew she was of aristocratic blood, even though she ...

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Tempted by His Secret Cinderella

When I think of romance novels, a few adjectives come to my mind: ‘sexy’, ‘funny’, ‘cute’, ‘heartwarming’, ‘happy’. Rarely have I ever thought of ‘ludicrous’ or ‘eccentric’, but I can describe Bronwyn Scott’s Tempted by His Secret Cinderella in no other way. It start ...

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Someone to Honor

My whole review of Someone to Honor can be summarized as follows: if you are a Balogh fan and have enjoyed the Westcott series so far, you will definitely enjoy this latest instalment. I am a devotee of the author’s and have thoroughly relished the drama of the Westcott Family! This is book six in ...

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Daring to Love the Duke's Heir

Janice Preston continues her Beauchamp Heirs series (featuring the children of Leo, Duke of Cheriton from the Beauchamp Betrothals series) with Daring to Love the Duke’s Heir, which sees the very proper and reserved Dominic, Marquess of Avon, meeting his match in the form of exactly the sort of yo ...

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Project Duchess

Sabrina Jeffries’ Project Duchess is a slow start to her new series and is more plot than romance, stuffed with an array of subplots that have little emotional or narrative payoff. A better title might have been Project Murder & Other Nefarious Things For Which the Blurb Does Not Prepare Reade ...

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Attracted to the Earl

Attracted to the Earl begins with Guy Neville, a second son, finding out his older brother has just died, and he is now the Earl of Argyle. Guy is upset about this for two reasons; firstly, he loved his brother and secondly, Guy can’t read. How is he going to handle being an earl when he can’t r ...

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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 ...

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The Madness of Miss Grey

When we first meet our hero and heroine, there is a distinct power imbalance between them. Miss Helen Grey, the titular heroine, is a patient at Blackwell, an old manor home converted to an asylum for 'insane' women of the late 19th century in Yorkshire, England. William Carter, our hero, is her doc ...