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To Have and To Hold (#89 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally reviewed on April 08, 1999 This is the second book of the Wyckerley trilogy, and features Sebastian, the new Viscount D'Aubrey, the son and heir of an extremely wealthy earl. Sebastian is a much better lord of the manor than his predecessor, Geoffrey, because he i ...

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The Abstinence Teacher

Some might quarrel that The Abstinence Teacher is not a romance novel because it breaks so many rules. What it really does though is break a bunch of no-nos that are not rules of the genre but are instead expectations that readers of the genre have put into place by their buying habits. This has res ...

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Love in Disguise

Love in Disguise is one of Edith Layton's finest books. Not only romantic and entertaining, this Super Regency is sheer delight for readers who love lush and playful prose. Miss Susannah Logan is the daughter of a fishmonger whose business acumen made him a fortune. Doted on from bi ...

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Miss Chartley's Guided Tour

A young woman, left at the altar by her vanished fiancé, is forced to become a teacher when her family suffers a major financial loss. Years later, while traveling to another position, she meets up with her ex-betrothed, now a nobleman. Does this sound like any number of Regency romances you've rea ...

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The Temporary Wife

A kindhearted young gentlewoman, in financial straits through no fault of her own. An unrepentant rake, titled, of course, who doesn’t believe in love. A marriage of convenience. A gruff Papa duke. A country estate brimming with relatives and old grudges. A cornucopia of Regency cliches, yet on ...

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Seduction

Seduction was Jayne Krentz's first historical written under her Amanda Quick non de plume and it was a wonderful start. I literally fell in love with Julian and Sophy as they fell in love with each other. It is definitely one of the most enjoyable romances I have ever read. Being a devoted fan, ther ...

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Raney

Raney is a Southern novel, but don't look for gracious antebellum mansions surrounded by magnolias and populated by society matrons and belles. This is the Appalachian South, the South of pine trees and Baptist churches, where accents twang instead of drawl. And Clyde Edgerton nails the voice of the ...

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Honest Illusions

Honest Illusions is, quite simply, Nora Roberts at her best. And since romance novels just don't get any better than Nora at the top of her game, that's saying something. When I first read this book as a novice romance reader in 1997, I was blown away. "Oh! Ding ding ding! So this is why my sister r ...

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All I Ever Needed

Unexpected plot twists and a wonderfully appealing hero and hero elevate All I Ever Needed from other popular Regency-era historicals featuring men involved in secret work for the government. It's the third in a series about the Compass Club, an organization started by four boys who met at school. E ...

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Reason to Believe

A recent post about Kathleen Eagle's books made me stop and think. Why do I love her writing so much? This book is one of the reasons why. Beautiful writing is a given for Kathleen Eagle. She could write stereo instructions and I'd buy them - in hardback. Scenes are never overwritten and no strings ...