Regency Romance

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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' ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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The Marrying Man

Although I enjoy an occasional Regency Romance, I'll be the first to tell you that I'm not a slavish fan of the sub-genre, or books with a sensuality rating of Kisses, but I found The Marrying Man to be well-written and charming, with likable characters and a rather unique plot. There's not a lot of ...

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Passing Fancies

Passing Fancies is one of my all-time favorite romances. Elizabeth Mansfield has written more than thirty Regency Romances over the years, but in my opinion, this one is her very best. It's one of the few books I have that I would run into my burning house to save. But luckily for me, it has been re ...

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A Compromising Situation

I'm afraid that every "governess" Regency Romance I read from now on will have to measure up to Donna Simpson's debut novel, Lord St. Claire's Angel. A Compromising Situation has likable lead characters who spend much time together. And while this it is a cut above the average Regency Romance, it st ...

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The Ambitious Baronet

Alexandra Barrow and Robert Stamford, the two main characters in The Ambitious Baronet made this book a better than average Regency Romance. They were real people with real flaws and although they had enough past baggage to make their present lives difficult, neither of them dwelt on their problems ...

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Miss Westlake's Windfall

Making the transition from friends to lovers is probably difficult enough without having a socially conscious mother like the hero of this book and a penniless, and eccentric family like the heroine. The secondary characters in this book include smugglers, traitors, and a relative who’s a little t ...

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Breaking the Rules

Breaking the Rules is a different sort of Regency Romance. It is set in a small village and is mostly a fantasy in which the main characters find themselves recreating the lives of the characters in The Dream of Macsen Wledig, a Celtic manuscript which the heroine in translating. Even though this ...