Historical Romance

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The Duke With the Dragon Tattoo

He is known only as The Rook. A man with no name, no past, no memories. He awakens in a mass grave, a magnificent dragon tattoo on his muscled forearm the sole clue to his mysterious origins. His only hope for survival—and salvation—lies in the deep, fiery eyes of the beautiful stranger who find ...

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The Mysterious Lord Millcroft

The ever reliable Virginia Heath kicks off her new King’s Elite series with The Mysterious Lord Millcroft, which pairs a daring, courageous spy who is hopeless around women with one of society’s reigning beauties, both of them characters we’ve met briefly before in the author’s Wild Warriner ...

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The Illegitimate Duke

Sophie Barnes’ Diamonds in the Rough series continues with the sensual but imperfect The Illegitimate Duke, about two society wallflowers who find love in a deeper place. Lady Juliette Matthews, raised from a nightmarish and slavish poverty to her second London season thanks to the death of a d ...

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The Devil to Pay

K.C. Bateman made an impactful entry into the historical romance genre in 2016 with To Steal a Heart, a Napoleonic Era romantic adventure featuring a former acrobat-turned-informant and a sexy spy, which I loved and rated a DIK.  The other books in her Secrets and Spies trilogy were similarly enjoy ...

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Highland Devil

Highland Devil is the twenty-second installment in Hannah Howell’s series, The Murrays. Howell creates a clear, historic picture with a rich world of characters for her readers to delve into. You can pick up and read this one without having read the previous books, but you will find that there are ...

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Six Weeks With a Lord

Eve Pendle’s début historical romance, Six Weeks With a Lord, features an engaging hero, a prickly heroine and a marriage of convenience designed to help him to save his failing estate and to help her gain custody of her four-year-old brother.  The twist in the tale is that the hero is determine ...

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An Earl Like You

When I pick up a book by Caroline Linden, I know I’m going to be able to lose myself in a beautifully written character driven novel featuring fully-rounded characters with terrific chemistry, and a romance that evolves naturally and which is always at the forefront of the story.  An Earl Like Yo ...

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To Love a Duchess

Karen Ranney begins her new All for Love series with a dramatic, gothic-style story about a Scottish secret agent and a battered duchess finding love. Former soldier Adam Drummond volunteered to work as an agent for the crown after returning from serving in India.  Tasked with investigating the ...

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When a Duke Loves a Woman

When a Duke Loves a Woman, book two in Lorraine Heath's Sins for All Seasons series, is the story of the unlikely pairing of a duke and a tavern owner. Gillie Trewlove leads what she considers to be a perfectly good life. Her family is extremely close-knit, and she owns a successful tavern, making h ...

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Forever and Ever

Ah...the Wyckerley trilogy. At one time, this trilogy was very well-known to historical romance fans. The first two books, To Love and To Cherish and To Have and To Hold, tend to garner lots of discussion among readers. As it came time to pick a TBR Challenge read, I realized that while I have read ...