Regency Romance

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The Indifferent Earl

Miss Abigail Todd journeys from Boston to England to claim an inheritance from a mysterious relative, and she is surprised to find herself falling in love with the man society has termed The Indifferent Earl. This is Blair Bancroft's first Signet Regency, and while it has its flaws, overall it is en ...

C-
A Loving Spirit

Cassandra (Cassie) Richards, who lived in Jamaica for the past 14 years, recently lost her parents and has returned to England to be with her Aunt Chat. The two women, and Cassie's friend Antoinette, have come to Cornwall to visit Aunt Chat's friend - the Dowager Lady Royce. Lady Royce's son Phillip ...

C+
The Marriage Campaign

If writing traditional Regency Romances were an Olympic sport, Susannah Carleton would get a 10 for technical proficiency and a 5 for artistic impression. The Marriage Campaign has a lot of excellent details, but because of the short length required in this sub-genre, the details are hastily display ...

B-
Innocent Passions

Brenda Hiatt's latest release, Innocent Passions, showcases her ability to weave a tale of romantic intrigue into a Regency setting that is far more than wallpaper. With a little more work on the characters and their interactions, this author's work could ascend from pleasant distraction to true del ...

B
Valentine's Change of Heart

Valentine Wharton was last seen in Captain Cupid Calls the Shots, when he was struggling with drink and more than a little in love with the heroine. Now he's sobered up and starring in a book of his own with a Jane Eyre-ish vibe; he's a sardonic, enigmatic employer in love with his daughter's quiet ...

B
An Inconvenient Heir

There are lots of different elements in this book: mistaken identity, road romance, suspense, political intrigue, and family secrets. They all work pretty well, and the book would've been a real winner for me if the hero had been drawn as strongly as the heroine. As it is, I can still recommend it w ...

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Almost a Princess

I've read Elizabeth Thornton before, but I've never read an Elizabeth Thornton quite like this one. Frankly, before reading this book, I rated her as an author I enjoyed when persuaded by reviews and message board buzz to check out her latest release, but definitely not as an autobuy. All tha ...

B+
The Golden Feather

Traditional Regencies, as all familiar with the sub-genre know, usually limit the characters' sexual interaction to "kisses;" any more than that would be contrary to the period, and traditional Regencies are nothing if not accurate to their time. That said, however, a lot of Regency authors make the ...

C
Untameable

Anthology
All the stories in this anthology involve taming a Regency Rogue. Taming a rogue is a great fantasy, and the plot of many a wonderful romance novel. The rogues in these stories are not really all that roguish, but one of them is a nice tortured hero. His story is the best of the bunch. ...

B+
The Vampire Viscount

The Vampire Viscount manages to be a number of interesting things in a brief 224-page space. This is a book that may sneak its way onto a number of AAR’s Special Title Listings. It’s a vampire story, which is unique enough for a Regency. It’s also a redemption story, an arranged marriage roman ...