Historical Romance

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Enchanted by the Highlander

Lecia Cornwall’s Highland Fairytales Series – about the enormous MacLeod clan – adds another volume with this story of star-crossed Scottish and English lovers in Enchanted by the Highlander. Shy Gillian MacLeod longs for romance and adventure – something that she’s rather too timid to ...

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Once Upon a Maiden Lane

While Duke of Desire is the final full-length book in Elizabeth Hoyt’s long-running and incredibly popular Maiden Lane series, that wasn’t quite The End, as the author is treating us to a novella or two to round the series off and, in Once Upon a Maiden Lane, brings us back to where it all began ...

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The Wallflower's Mistletoe Wedding

The Wallflower’s Mistletoe Wedding is a pleasant, light-hearted story set in an English country home at Christmastime in which two lonely people find love amid the hustle and bustle of a family house party.  It’s an easy read to which the word ‘nice’ can be frequently applied;  the hero an ...

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As You Desire (#54 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on March 11, 1998 When Harry Met Dizzy. Only better. My first Connie Brockway, and thank goodness, I have her others in my stockpile. This is a terrific book! Lovely Desdemona Carlisle is a young Englishwoman living with her grandfather in Victorian E ...

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No Other Duke Will Do

In this third installment in Ms. Burrowes’ Windham Brides series, Julian St. David, Duke of Haverford, has zero interest in taking a wife. Past choices and financial woes have forced his hand, however, and the time is nigh for matrimony, even though he refuses to admit it. He begrudgingly agrees t ...

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Twelfth Night with the Earl

This emotionally charged novella is billed as the third book in Anna Bradley’s current Sutherland Sisters series, although it doesn’t actually feature a Sutherland.  It's linked to the other books by virtue of the fact that its hero, Ethan Fortescue, Earl of Devon, is one of the secondary chara ...

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Someone to Wed

Someone to Wed is the third book in Mary Balogh’s series following the fortunes of the Westcott family as its members struggle to put their lives back together after the revelation of a long-buried family secret impacts all of them in many different ways.  The author once again proves herself to ...

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Third Son's a Charm

In Third Son’s a Charm, Shana Galen introduces us to some of the gentlemen who will feature in stories of their own as her new Survivors series progresses.  These men are closer than brothers; they served together during the Napoleonic Wars under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Draven in a unit ...

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The Bride Who Got Lucky

Oh, I do love an intellectual heroine!  Janna MacGregor writes a complicated one with some rather facepalm-worthy qualities in The Bride Who Got Lucky the second in her Cavensham Heiresses series. This  tale of a headstrong bluestocking and an independent earl who meet their match in one another, ...

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The Right Kind of Rogue

Do you like stories of unrequited love? What about ladies falling for their best friends’ brothers? Jealous heroes? If you nodded vociferously to any of those, I’d recommend picking up the newest addition to Valerie Bowman’s Playful Brides series, The Right Kind of Rogue. In this tale, two ...