Regency Romance

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Lady Dearing's Masquerade

This is a SuperRegency from Signet, which means it has a greater page count and more sensuality than your basic Regency, both of which Elena Greens puts to good use in Lady Dearing's Masquerade. The widowed Olivia, Lady Dearing, survived ten hellish years with her husband and now t ...

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The Abducted Bride

Enjoying The Abducted Bride requires a huge suspension of disbelief. Was I able to do so? Not entirely. Amy Cole has spent her life immured in the country. Her mother died birthing her and she has spent her life taking care of her alcoholic father. Now that her father is dead ...

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The Convenient Bride

This Regency Romance has a very sweet opening chapter, which had me in high hopes of a terrific read. However, the rest of the book did not live up to its promise. The book opens with 16-year-old Briana Garland visiting her friend Emily Clearbrook. Emily's older brothers are very ...

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Dedication

Don't be fooled by its sedate-looking cover. Like other Signet covers, it features the couple leaning into each other, sitting on a bench, Yes, they have a book, but frankly it looks like every other trad Regency cover you've seen in recent years. But this is nothing like every other Regency. Not on ...

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Just Say Yes

As I read Ms. Robens' sophomore effort, a scene from a movie kept playing in my head. The movie is Mask, and the scene is the one in which Rocky (the boy with the misshapen head, played by Eric Stolz) is musing on his life. He makes two lists: “these things are good” and “these things are a dr ...

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Dame Fortune

Years ago, Saturday Night Live had a faux commercial for “Bad Idea Jeans.” The person wearing them would come up with an extraordinarily foolhardy scheme, like: “Sure, I hardly know the guy, but I have two kidneys and he needs one…” and then you’d hear the “Bad Idea Jeans” voice-over ...

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The Lady in Question

I really wanted to like this book. I mean, I really did. With the opportunities to read newly published Traditional Regencies dwindling, I really wanted to be able to recommend this one. Unfortunately, I cannot. Hugh Brooks, the Earl of Rayfield, is trying to catch a traitor who ...

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Twin Peril

It is time for Michael Winslow, the Duke of Fairfax to marry, and though he has always wanted to marry for love, he is not very hopeful about doing so. Other than his title, there is not much to recommend him: "ordinary," "average," and "unremarkable" are words used to describe him. He is also boo ...

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Lady Silence

Lady Silence has an interesting premise, a very busy plot, and a hero and heroine lacking in chemistry. The opening chapter grabbed me instantly, but the book never regained momentum. When Damon Farr is about to leave and join the Army, his butler comes to him with a problem. A p ...

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Her Perfect Earl

Her Perfect Earl is a very good debut Regency Romance with strong parallels to Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, complete with a plain-Jane governess, a broody - though nicer - Rochester-like widower with first wife problems, a manipulative would-be next wife Blanche Ingram-type, and a whole host of es ...