Improper Seduction

In this historical romance, the story, for much of the book, centers on this burning question: When will our heroine, Bridget Newbury, give up her maidenhead to the hero, Lord Curan Ramsden? Two thirds of the way through the book, the two finally do the deed and, much to my surprise, despite the fact that…

Seduced by Destiny

If you enjoy wallpaper historicals, especially set in Scotland, then Seduced by Destiny with its feisty heroine and charming hero could actually appeal to you. However, the wallpapery, cutesy feel of it was too much for me, and I had a difficult time staying interested in the book. In February 1545 after a hard earned…

The Border Vixen

Many writers improve over time. Practice makes perfect, and all of that. And Bertrice Small, with as many books under her belt, should have some mastery of the novel. Now, I haven’t read any of her earlier books, but if The Border Vixen is written better than her early novels, I shudder to think what…

The Promise by TJ Bennett

It’s not often I read a book set in the Renaissance period, so imagining the characters’ dress and dwellings was a bit difficult as I began reading The Promise – or it was until I realized that its historical setting is the same as the TV series The Tudors. (I never miss an episode). Historical…

Highland Outlaw

True Confessions time: When I was in high school/early college, I loved Scottish romances. More precisely, I loved bad Scottish romances. They were full of “ochs,” “ayes,” “dinna,” “canna,” and “doesna”, and there were all manner of strapping, virile heroes and dainty but feisty lassies. As I studied history in college and learned more about…

High Seas Stowaway

High Seas Stowaway has a unique time period and setting that might lend to something truly exciting. Regrettably, even the Renaissance, Venice, Hispaniola, pirates, codpieces, blood vengeance, and the Spanish couldn’t make this one completely interesting. For Bianca Simonetti, Venice holds memories of young love, murder, betrayal and something to which she can never return….

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