Anthology

B+
Regency Royal Navy Christmas

This is a curious anthology because while two of the stories are Kelly’s usual fare, one is happy-ending fiction rather than a romance, and the other is a reprint of the novella which introduced Able Six, an eidetic genius very unlike Kelly’s general ordinary-folk protagonists. Boxing the ...

B+
Love and Other Perils

Love and Other Perils is a light-hearted pair of romances that will especially appeal to cat lovers. These novellas also make a good introduction to the work of the authors, if you’re not already familiar with them. Lieutenant Mayhew’s Catastrophes by Emily Larkin Grade: B- Sensuality Rat ...

C
Seduction on a Snowy Night

Seduction on a Snowy Night contains three novellas by some of the best known writers of Historical Romance - Madeline Hunter, Sabrina Jeffries, and Mary Jo Putney. Sadly, only one of the stories is worthy of recommendation. A Christmas Abduction by Madeline Hunter Grade: B  Sensuality: Warm ...

C+
Mrs. Brodie's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies

Mrs. Brodie's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies contains two novellas from the pens of top historical romance authors Theresa Romain and Shana Galen, set in an unusual school at which young ladies are taught forgery, self-defence and pick-pocketing alongside the more usual french, music and paint ...

B+
Star Touched Stories

Star-Touched Stories takes us back to the world of the Night Bazaar and the heavenly courts, introducing us to new characters and revisiting old friends as we once more enter the enchanted realms of the Star-Touched series. Death and Night Grade: A                    Sensuality: N ...

B-
No Dukes Allowed

In No Dukes Allowed, three widowed duchesses travel together to Brighton hoping to escape the petty gossip and claustrophobia of London.  Although each woman has personal reasons for wanting to get away, each quickly realizes the problems that plagued them in Town have followed them to their seasid ...

B
Exposed: A Romance Anthology

I’m familiar with - correction - I’m a fan of quite a few of the nine authors included in the Exposed:  A Romance Anthology, and from the moment I heard about this collaboration on social media, I wanted to review it.  Each of the Exposed novellas centers around a principal character - one of ...

A
Hamilton's Battalion: A Trio of Romances

It is rare when all the stories of an anthology please, but Hamilton's Battalion is one such collection. It's an inspiring book for our time and one of the most heartwarming and hopeful books I've read this year. These novellas are set during the Revolutionary War in the year 1781 when Colonel A ...

B+
At the Christmas Wedding

At the Christmas Wedding is a collection of festive novellas by three of the biggest names in historical romance - Caroline Linden, Maya Rodale and Katharine Ashe.  As with their previous anthology, At the Duke’s Wedding, the individual stories take place concurrently, this time at and around Kin ...

A
Snowdrift and Other Stories

Before  you accuse me of giving an 'A' to Georgette Heyer and not to her work, let me hasten to assure you that each and every one of the stories in this collection is fabulous! I smiled from the first page to the last, so delighted to be enjoying my introduction to Heyer’s short stories - I had ...