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The Bride Wore Scarlet

Halfway through Liz Carlyle’s latest historical romance, The Bride Wore Scarlet, I put it down and went to reread the first book in The Fraternitas Trilogy, Ms. Carlyle’s latest slightly paranormal series. I enjoyed that book, One Touch of Scandal, but had forgotten its premise. I was glad I did ...

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The Dangerous Mr. Ryder

After writing a number of very enjoyable stand-alone titles, Louise Allen has embarked on telling the stories of the members of a large family. In her case, it’s not a set of siblings, but of cousins. A family tree is printed right at the front of the book, which is a shame, because it contains a ...

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Innocence Unveiled

Blythe Gifford’s latest historical romance is set in a most unusual period – Ghent at the outbreak of the Hundred Years’ War. That in itself would have drawn my attention, but in addition, Innocence Unveiled proved compelling and interesting, making much of this little-used setting. The his ...

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A Reckless Beauty

Despite some tried and true cliches that normally annoy me, I enjoyed A Reckless Beauty, the latest installment of the Romney Marsh series. The majority of the story takes place in one of my favorite settings for romance novels: Belgium, right before the Battle of Waterloo. Fanny Becket, one o ...

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Slightly Tempted

Slightly Tempted is the fourth book in the Slightly series that follows the fortunes of the Bedwyn family. Eighteen year old Morgan Bedwyn, sister of the Duke of Bewcastle, is with friends in Brussels on the eve of the battle of Waterloo. Gervase Ashford, the Earl of Rosthorn, an ex-pa ...