Blast from the Past

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The Maiden And Her Knight

A Retro Review originally published on September 4, 2001 The Maiden and her Knight reminds me of a quote from the movie Clueless. "The plot is a full-out Monet," Clueless heroine Cher might say. "From a distance, it looks OK. But up close it's a real mess." It's a pretty accurate description of th ...

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The Devil's Waltz

A Retro Review originally published on February 5, 2006 Tired of fake rakes and Sex and the City-ish young women in Regency garb? As someone who once had some degree of tolerance for wallpaper romances but who’s now had it up to here with the endless supply of “historicals” (air quotes inten ...

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Forever Blue

And in honor of Memorial Day, check out all our romances with soldiers as leads! A Retro Review originally published on October 27, 2000 I recently completed my collection of Suzanne Brockmann's Tall, Dark and Dangerous series and I've started reading them in order. Talk about a feast! Ther ...

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Duchess for a Day

a Retro Review originally published on July 25, 1999 There are no two ways about it - Duchess for a Day is a book that defines the word "cheesy." The love scenes could be entered in the Purple Prose Parody Contest. The plot relies on contrivances like fake amnesia and an unrealistic marriage of co ...

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Masques of Gold

A Retro Review originally published on December 30, 1999 I was never much of a history student. Dry textbooks just didn't hold my interest. Because of my love for adventure, intrigue and romance, much of what I've learned about medieval England has been gleaned from historical romances. I believe ...

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To Tempt a Rogue

A Retro Review originally published June 20, 1999 To Tempt a Rogue concludes the trilogy telling the story of the Delaney brothers. Your tolerance for this book will depend on whether you can put up with roguish and distrustful heroes, silly dialogue tags, big misunderstandings, and plots that rel ...