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A Delicate Deception

A Delicate Deception is a sparkler of a tale, featuring a complex heroine, a winning hero, a great romance and memorable secondary characters. Amelia Allenby has come to the Derbyshire countryside with her friend and former governess Georgiana to get away from the prying eyes of society after cau ...

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Drawn to the Marquess

Drawn to the Marquess is a unique book with a couple of old-fashioned problems that nonetheless provides proper spice and chemistry between our hero and heroine. Stephen Hornsby, the Marquess of Clevedon, is nothing more than means to an end for Lady Penelope Fisherton.  She is well aware of his ...

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Not by Sight

Not by Sight by Kate Breslin is the story of WWI suffragette Grace Mabry and agent for the crown Jack Benningham. Grace crashes a high society masquerade ball as Pandora and from her box she withdraws white feathers to give to the rich young men who are dancing while her brother fights in the trench ...

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Chance of a Lifetime

This is the third story in the Anderson Brothers series, all standalone romantic comedies featuring brothers who are different in temperament but likable and engaging characters.  Chase works with his brothers at their family firm but is also an adrenaline junkie who loves to do big and bold thing ...

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Dearest Rogue

While I’ve enjoyed all the books in Elizabeth Hoyt’s Maiden Lane series, Dearest Rogue has been the one I’ve most eagerly anticipated. In fact, it’s one of my most highly anticipated books of 2015. Perhaps that’s a little unusual, considering this is the eighth book in a long-running serie ...

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What a Lady Most Desires

When a book has a shirtless guy with flowing hair on the cover, I know it's a romance, but I also can't quite help the urge to pass it by. I wasn't a fan of the clinch covers of old, and the modern, giant-chested heroes who apparently hate shirts don't do much for me either. And yet it would be a re ...

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The Parfit Knight

The Parfit Knight by Stella Riley (writing as Juliet Blyth) is an old favorite. Rereading it for this review, I was delighted to find it as charming as I did twenty years ago when it was published. In the prologue, the author describes an accident: a girl plays catch with her brother in a country la ...

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The Turning Point

The Turning Point is a heartwarming story of two people from completely different backgrounds who meet at just the right time, under the only circumstances that will bring them together. Lilly Crawford is trapped in an abusive marriage. Concern for her mother-in-law is the only thing keeping ...

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Wish You Were Here

Christie Ridgway is a wonderful new discovery for me. In fact, I liked Wish You Were Here so much, I've glommed two of her previous novels (and I've already read one and liked it). Wish You Were Here is a sweet romance that can be funny, touching and frustrating all within a few pages. Yeager Gat ...

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Candle in the Window

Since I like "sob stories," this is one book that plucked at my heartstrings. I'm a sucker for tales about maltreated heroines, in which the hero spends the rest of the book groveling to make amends. Yes, there are the usual problems that are inherent in every one of the romances by Ms. Dodd that I' ...