Medieval Romance

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Crown of Stars

Crown of Stars is the second installment in Sophie Jaff's Nightsong trilogy. I started reading it without prior knowledge of the series – and discovered that was a very bad idea because I didn't understand the story at all. So I picked up the previous book, Love Is Red, read it, and then returned ...

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Rosehaven

After reading Jill Sorenson’s blog about “Dangerous Fantasies”, I checked my Goodreads list to see if I had read Catherine Coulter’s Rosehaven. I did not have it listed among the books I have read, so I decided to find a copy and see what Ms. Sorenson saw in this book. About thirty pages in, ...

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Whispers at Court

It's always a pleasure to read a historical that truly feels, well...historical. Whispers at Court is such a book. Set during the Hundred Years' War, this tale of English nobility and their French captives was sweetly romantic, and the historical backdrop fascinated me. Cecily, C ...

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Devil's Moon

There are some books you can’t put down, and there are books you completely forget you were reading. Devil’s Moon is the latter. It’s not that there’s anything dramatically wrong with it; it’s just that so little happens that there’s not really anything right with it, either. ...

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To Marry a Scottish Laird

This book wins the award for the longest I have ever attempted to avoid having to read a review book. For roughly half a year I have been trying to put off forcing myself to finish reading To Marry a Scottish Laird. There was just nothing about it that called out to me to read it. ...

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The Highlander's Bride Trouble

There are some books that you finish and you just have to wait for a moment to let things sink in, or even just to decide whether or not you liked it. With a very predictable plot stemming from a very unpredictable circumstance for our heroine, I had to wait a few days to gather my thoughts before w ...

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Sweet Bea

I've said numerous times that I don't have too many dealbreakers as a reader because a good author can make me like just about anything. And Sweet Bea is a book that proves that true. Somehow Sarah Hegger takes a lying jerk hero, a curl-tossing and feisty heroine, and a handful of ridiculous romance ...

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When a Laird Takes a Lady

I’ve said elsewhere that novels set in the Medieval Highlands aren’t really my cup of tea, given the fact that they all seem to utilise the same plot: Hero and heroine from opposing clans are thrown together and swear eternal hatred while trying not to screw each other stupid at every opportunit ...

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The Highlander's Sin

I am the first to admit that medieval Highlander romances aren’t my normal cup of tea. Like books with the word “pirate” in the title, the sight of the “H” word, coupled with the de rigeur naked, brawny, headless torso with a hint of a plaid somewhere about on a book cover is usually guara ...

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How to Be a Scottish Mistress

Although I do love reading romance novels, I would be the first to admit they often have ridiculous titles. I know quite a few people who refuse to try them based on their often outrageous covers and names. But I know better, and so when I opened How to Be a Scottish Mistress I put aside any and all ...