Historical Romance

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A Duke Changes Everything

A Duke Changes Everything is the first book in Christy Carlyle’s new series set in the early Victorian Era.  It features a reluctant duke who happens to own a successful London gaming club – seriously, nineteenth century London – the historical romance edition - not only has about a million m ...

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I'll Always Love You

Ella Quinn’s sprightly novella, I’ll Always Love You provides a charming early winter distraction for fans of her Worthingtons series. Lady Lucinda Hughlot is struggling to find proper sponsorship for her first Season in the wake of her father’s death. Her mother, hoping to dispense with he ...

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Cadenza

Cadenza is the sixth book of Stella Riley's popular Rockliffe series. Like the previous book Hazard, this story features a double romance, which Riley once again successfully pulls off without one couple overshadowing the other. Julian Langham is the extremely reluctant Earl of Chalfont, saddled ...

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A Scandalous Winter Wedding

Every book in Marguerite Kaye's Matches Made in Scandal series has been an A grade read for me, which is rare. Kaye is clearly a superb storyteller and a careful craftsman. The tightly-knit plots and the multi-faceted characters make for a satisfying whole. The series has a central figure called ...

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My One and Only Duke

When I picked up My One and Only Duke one morning, I gambled that I’d be able to put it down when necessary... and I lost that bet, since the book sucked me in from the start. The story begins with Quinn Wentworth, one of London’s most famously wealthy bankers, biding his time in Newgate pris ...

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Someone to Trust

Someone to Trust is the fifth book of Mary Balogh’s Westcott series. It presents us with a delightful hero and heroine who have both dealt with difficult emotional and personal issues over the last few years and are finally at a place where they feel ready for love and marriage. While the novels w ...

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Tempting Harriet

Tempting Harriet is the final book in a trio which are all linked through the friendships between their heroes and heroines.  It’s an older Balogh title (originally published in 1994), and there are elements within it that I suspect some readers may find problematic today; but the author’s emot ...

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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 ...