Regency Romance

C-
The Ruby Ghost

With the imminent demise of the traditional Regency, I find myself becoming more and more attached to them. I can’t help feeling nostalgic, and I keep snapping them up, paying little heed to whether I even liked the author in the past. June Calvin's The Ruby Ghost is a fairly tepid offering, one t ...

B
Lady Emma's Dilemma

Lady Emma’s Dilemma is what I think of as a “quiet” Regency. It’s not one of those whippet-quick tours of the ton with brisk, snappy dialogue, and neither is it a comedy of manners or pseudo-romantic suspense. Instead, it’s a quiet story about two people who get a second chance at love, an ...

C+
Lord Ryburn's Apprentice

Georgiana Marland has spent the past six years in a London girl's school, the last two as a teacher. She has had no word from her mother in years and was left at the school to support herself. Her life changes forever when she receives a letter from Lady Escott, a distant relation, who proposes to ...

C+
Miss Clarkson's Classmate

I have loved traditional Regencies ever since I was in high school. While I still love my old Regency favorites, one thing I enjoy about some of the newer Regencies is the willingness of some authors to feature more non-titled characters and to move away from the world of London and the ton. I ...

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Regency Christmas Courtship

Anthology
There is a staff review of this book as well Regency Christmas Courtship is Signet's annual Regency romance/holiday anthology. This year it features stories by five authors, four of whom - Nancy Butler, Edith Layton, Barbara Metzger, and Andrea Pickens (aka Andrea DaRif) - have gone on from trad Re ...

B-
Lord Grafton's Promise

Jenna Mindel's tale of suspense and suspicion reads very smoothly - so smoothly, in fact, that I sat down one evening to read a few chapters at bed time and, before I knew it, it was past midnight and I was still flipping pages. This is not an action-packed read, but there is just something about ...

C
When Horses Fly

When Horses Fly, with its interesting premise and admirable heroine, didn't live up to its promise. It started well, but lost steam as the story progressed. Cora, an impecunious young woman, offers her household and nursing skills to elderly relatives in exchange for room and board. After her ...

C+
My Lady Gamester

Richard Stanton, the Earl of Stoke, is an ex-Army Captain who recently inherited his gamester father's title. During the past year he has tried to untangle the estate's finances and keep his young brother out of the gaming hells. The gambling gene runs rampant in the family and Richard works hard ...

B
The Lady Is Mine

The Lady Is Mine is a completely traditional "trad" Regency in every way...until the reader gets to the love scenes, which would not be out of place in a Regency-set historical. The hero and heroine engage in deliciously improper behavior each time they find themselves alone (thankfully they are bet ...

B-
Regency Christmas Courtship

Anthology
This book was featured in Pandora's Box for December 2005 It’s October and that means it’s time for the latest Signet Regency Christmas anthology, which is the only anthology that is an automatic buy for me. Even though the temperature was 90 degrees outside, as soon as I began to read, I was ...