Historical Romance

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Heiress Gone Wild

Fourth in  Laura Lee Guhrke’s Dear Lady Truelove series, Heiress Gone Wild takes a different direction to the earlier books and features a heroine looking to be a wife and make a home. Marjorie McGann is done being left behind and is taking charge of her future, hoping to find a husband and a hom ...

D+
A Lady Never Tells

This book sounded so interesting. Six aristocratic siblings raised in China to someday be of service as spies to the English Crown - swordplay, Kung Fu, acrobatics, espionage. And parts of it were interesting - or at least entertaining. But Lynn Winchester’s A Lady Never Tells sadly falls on its o ...

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The Widow of Rose House

Diana Biller’s The Widow of Rose House is a wonderful gothic romance with a sense of humor that pits a skeptic against a scientist with a love for the paranormal. Alva Penrose Rensselaer Webster is still battling a society that prefers to penalize her for leaving her husband Alain while ignorin ...

B
Unsolicited Duke Pic

If you look past the intentionally laugh inducing title, Nico Rosso's historical romance novella Unsolicited Duke Pic actually has a lot of substance and interesting plot ideas; enough that I was pleasantly surprised and pleased with the end result. When Thomas Halsey, Duke of Lighthorn, loses a ...

B
A Midsummer Knight's Kiss

A Midsummer Knight’s Kiss gives Elisabeth Hobbes another solid notch in her quiver of appealing romances.  While I liked this one less than her phenomenal last novel, she still produces a fine romance that, even with its problems, will make readers happy. Back when they were kids, Rowenna – ...

C
Seduction on a Snowy Night

Seduction on a Snowy Night contains three novellas by some of the best known writers of Historical Romance - Madeline Hunter, Sabrina Jeffries, and Mary Jo Putney. Sadly, only one of the stories is worthy of recommendation. A Christmas Abduction by Madeline Hunter Grade: B  Sensuality: Warm ...

A
Angel in a Devil's Arms

So good! Like everyone else who read Julie Anne Long’s Lady Derring Takes a Lover, I couldn’t wait to read Angelique’s story. Her character in the first book of The Palace of Rogues series was intriguing and delightful and her story, Angel in a Devil’s Arms is a real treat - arguably the bes ...

C
Highland Jewel

As a big fan of May McGoldrick’s historical romances, I’m sad to say that Highland Jewel was a bit of a disappointment.  While the first book in the Royal Highlander series, Highland Crown, balanced romance and action perfectly, Highland Jewel loses its way, leaning heavily upon action sequenc ...

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Scandalous

Scandalous is the third book in Minerva Spencer’s series The Outcasts, and it takes as its hero Martín Etienne Bouchard, the beautiful , enigmatic and seductive privateer who was introduced in the previous book, Barbarous. Ms. Spencer’s sophisticated, precise prose continues to impress, as does ...

B
When the Marquess Was Mine

Amnesia plotlines aren’t easy to pull off well, so I’ll admit to a little trepidation when I picked up Caroline Linden’s When the Marquess was Mine, book three in her Wagers of Sin series.  Fortunately, she handles that aspect of the plot well and also creates a wonderfully romantic love stor ...