Regency Romance

B
A Brighton Flirtation

As I began A Brighton Flirtation I quickly realized that it was the last book in a series I had not read, but the author included enough backstory that it did not affect my enjoyment of this book. Katherine Pamberley is the only yet-unmarried Pamberley sister, who has been established as a tomb ...

B
Broken Promises

When Mathilda Heath was 18, she became engaged to Miles Stephens, Viscount Halifax and the future Earl of Southmoor. Mathilda was happy, she loved Miles and wanted to experience with him all the little romantic gestures she thought common to engaged couples. But Miles was stiff and formal. He never ...

C-
Much Obliged

Much Obliged by Jessica Benson is an occasionally amusing story of an arranged match that has been postponed indefinitely. There is much attempt at humor here, but not all of it succeeds. John Fitzwilliam, Earl of Claremont (referred to as Fitzwilliam in the story), has been informally affian ...

B
The Irish Upstart

“Never love an Englishman” is the credo by which Evleen O’Fallon has been raised. Her mother’s second husband was an Englishman who ran through her mother’s fortune and then died, leaving the family destitute. Forced to sell everything and move to a barren cottage in County Clare, the fami ...

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The Riddle of the Shipwrecked Spinster

Do you ever watch those A&E/Masterpiece Theater period dramas? The ones where there is lots of intrigue and action behind those fabulous costumes, and even if it’s not Pride & Prejudice or The Buccaneers, it’s still entertaining. That’s what The Riddle of the Shipwrecked Spinster was like for ...

D
The Unsuitable Miss Martingale

I really enjoyed the last Barbara Hazard book I read, The Scottish Legacy, but unfortunately I found this one terribly disappointing. While the author takes some risks with unusual characters, none of them pay off. There is little romance here, and a last minute separation between the hero and heroi ...

A
Tallie's Knight

Sometimes it can be hard to pinpoint which books are really getting a lot of buzz on the Internet. But when six AAR reviewers and editors (and publisher) independently buy two books by the same author over one weekend and four more rush out to get them in the next few days, well, that's buzz like I' ...

C+
Scandal in Venice

A man is sent to retrieve a runaway lady and ends up falling in love with her, each of them unaware of the secret the other is hiding. This sets up the main conflict in Scandal in Venice, a conflict born of desperate actions and many secrets. Lady Elizabeth Everdean is in shock. She ha ...

D
Educating Emily

If you like your heroines very young, a little stupid, extremely innocent and more virginal than Mother Mary, I've got the perfect book for you. Mona Prevel's Educating Emily is the first book I've ever read to contain a heroine who freaks out when her husband kisses her on their wedding night, beli ...

D
The Rake's Revenge

I have a special fondness for Regency Romances. They are the first romances I read, and as they introduced me to the wider world of romance novels, I am always looking for a good one. Unfortunately, The Rake's Revenge by Emily Hendrickson does not qualify. Regina Hawthorne is a young woman o ...