British Navy

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Miss Whittier Makes a List

Have I mentioned how happy I am for indie presses, self-publishing, and the internet lately? I am. I really am. Normally, in the old days, I’d have to scour the internet for those old Carla Kelly Signet Regencies, and save up for outrageous amounts. But reprints are fantastic (especially once you ...

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Almost a Scandal

Every so often I have a hankering for a good sea romance. No hint of the ton. No bloody muslin. Just crusty sea air, crusty sailors, crusty-feeling hair – okay, maybe not that, but at least it feels real, and Darlene Marshall has been a true find in this regard. Elizabeth Essex’s previous bo ...

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Marrying the Royal Marine

What is special about historical romance is that in the hands of the right author it can transport you to love in another time, another place. Carla Kelly is exactly that type of writer, able to bring the Regency Era to life and people it with honorable, amazing characters that make you fall in love ...

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False Colors

I thought it might be a mistake reading False Colors right after Transgressions, but despite similarities, they were quite different. While both are M/M romances with the same publisher and a strong sense of history, False Colors tells the story of both men equally, even when they are apart - someti ...

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Marrying the Captain

Carla Kelly can do no wrong! It’s a rare treat to read a novel with the perfect blend of wit, charm, humility and intelligence. I could be referring to anything on Kelly’s backlist as they all fit the bill. But I am charged with reviewing Marrying the Captain. A sweeter job cannot be found. L ...

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The Aubrey/Maturin Series

Okay, I admit it: I can be as shallow as the next gal. When I learned that Russell Crowe was set to star in a movie based on the seafaring adventure stories by Patrick O’Brian, I decided it was time to strap on a life preserver and take the plunge into the 20-volume series. By the end of the first ...

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My Love, My Enemy

A great book is a always a welcome find but one recommended by a friend is even better. My Love, My Enemy is this kind of book. When her name was first mentioned to me, I thought, "Jan Cox Speas - who"? Now I think, "Jan Cox Speas - great author"! Everything about her writing is a joy. The main char ...