Historical Romance

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Beyond Scandal and Desire

Lorraine Heath kicks off her new Sins for All Seasons series with Beyond Scandal and Desire, the story of a man intent on revenge upon the father who abandoned him and the young woman he intends to use as part of the scheme he has concocted in order to achieve that end.  I’m not a great lover of ...

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A Warriner to Tempt Her

In the three years or so that she’s been a published author, Virginia Heath has gone from strength to strength, having produced coming up for ten novels, all of which I’ve read, enjoyed and rated highly.  A Warriner to Tempt Her, the third book in her Wild Warriners series, takes place around f ...

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The Husband Hunter's Guide to London

I remember reading some of Kate Moore’s recently republished Signet Regencies and enjoying them, so I was pleased when I saw that she had a new book coming out and eagerly picked it up for review.  The Husband Hunter’s Guide to London is an entertaining and well-written novel featuring two like ...

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His Convenient Marchioness

The first thing that attracted me to His Convenient Marchioness was the cover image, which indicates that the central couple is slightly older than the norm for romance novels. I’m always ready to read a romance between more mature people, and sure enough, I quickly discovered that the hero - a wi ...

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A Moment in Time

Bertrice Small’s A Moment in Time has some of the elements common to her other historical romances - the gorgeous heroine, the lush atmosphere, the sex, sex and more sex. On the other hand, it’s an odd duck in a couple of ways. For one thing, there’s the reincarnation angle, and for another, i ...

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Besotted with the Viscount

There’s no genre more time-tested and beloved in the romance genre than the Regency.  It’s drummed up a lot of interesting writers lately, and Susanna Malcolm joins their ranks with Besotted by the Viscount, an exploration of the poor heroine/rich scarred minor aristocracy trope that’s always ...

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If Ever I Should Love You

If you're like me, you turn to historical romances when you're looking for a bit of light-hearted fun, and that's exactly what I was seeking when I started If Ever I Should Love You, the first book in Cathy Maxwell's Spinster Heiresses series. However, it didn't take long for me to realize that Ms. ...

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The Lady in Red

The Lady in Red is an absolute delight, y’all. Beyond the annoyance of having the Chris De Burgh song in my head for days afterwards (not a fan, sorry), I loved the time I spent with this book and with these people and was so annoyed when I clicked the last page. My fellow reviewer Alex raved abou ...

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With This Christmas Ring

Christmas romances are not always my favorite thing - they tend to be sappily sweet, with a bit of a contrived plot or antagonist - but as sweet as this story is, I enjoyed every sugary page. It’s a story featuring a baby, an ex-fiancé, and a nasty dowager, that manages to be both fairly predicta ...

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Scandal at the Christmas Ball

Scandal at the Christmas Ball is a connected duology set at the Duke of Brockmore’s Christmas house party. He and his wife are known for matchmaking, so all four of our leads enter their stories with wary eyes. They will never marry (shall we all grin cheekily at them together, readers?) and they ...