Historical Romance

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The Warrior's Bride Prize

A book set in Britain during the time of the Roman Empire, hooray! Widow Livia Valeria’s brother has sold her in marriage yet again. This time, it’s to a young man named Lucius Scaevola, whose gaming debts to her brother are to be forgiven in exchange for his excellent, high-status family connec ...

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How a Lady Weds a Rogue

I first read How a Lady Weds a Rogue years ago and I loved it.  After reading it again this past week, I think I loved it even more.   The third novel in Katharine Ashe’s Falcon Club series, it features Wyn Yale, aka The Raven, whose specialty is retrieving lost girls.  Charming, handsome, clev ...

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Between a Highlander and a Hard Place

Mary Wine’s Highland Weddings series continues with Between a Highlander and a Hard Place. Brenda Grant and her cousin Symon are best friends; both widowed young and childless, they’re worried about being left alone and have been spouse hunting, an effort that’s proven fruitless for both of ...

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The Other Miss Bridgerton

The Other Miss Bridgerton is the third instalment in Julia Quinn’s series of novels featuring members of the previous generation of Bridgertons and their neighbours and long-standing family friends the Rokesbys.  In the first book, Because of Miss Bridgerton, Sybilla (Billie) Bridgerton married G ...

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The Judas Kiss (Book Three of the Tyburn Trilogy)

When I read Maggie MacKeever’s The Tyburn Waltz a few months back, I found myself rooting for a romance (in a future book) between the hero’s sister and his oldest friend, who had crazy chemistry in spite of the fact that she was a precocious fifteen-year-old and he was in his thirties.  I hast ...

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The Purloined Heart (Book Two of the Tyburn Trilogy)

A few months back I picked up Maggie MacKeever’s The Tyburn Waltz for a prompt in the TBR Challenge, and enjoyed it enough to want to read the other books in the Tyburn Trilogy.  At that point, only the second book – The Purloined Heart – was available, but I was pleased to learn the third wa ...

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Kiss Me at Christmas

Valerie Bowman continues her Playful Brides series with Kiss me at Christmas. Lady Regina Haversham, niece to the Duke of Colchester, wants to lose her virginity.  About to be locked into a loveless arranged marriage, Regina wants to have fun before her spinster days are behind her and to taste ...

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The Highlander Who Protected Me

The six brothers of the Kendrick clan, introduced in Vanessa Kelly’s Improper Princess series, now get their own books, beginning the third-eldest brother of the family, Royal. Royal Kendrick meets the self-assured yet very pampered Lady Ainsley Matthews when they’re seated beside one another ...

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Unmask Me if You Can

Shana Galen’s Unmask Me if You Can reminded me of The Phantom of the Opera – minus the stalker-ish behavior of the hero, and plus a whole lot of tender romance and tropes I adore. Jasper Grantham, third son of the Marques of Strathern, had once been the most handsome man in all of England, bu ...

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Barbarous

He could be her ruin Hugh Redvers is supposed to be dead. So the appearance of the sun-bronzed giant with the piratical black eye patch is deeply disturbing to Lady Daphne Davenport. And her instant attraction to the notorious privateer is not only wildly inappropriate for a proper widow but pote ...