Colonial US Romance

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The Lacemaker

Readers have been obsessed with heroines who tumble down the economic and social ladder for centuries, from Victor Hugo’s Fantine to Hillary Duff’s Sam.   The heroine of The Lacemaker must conquer both a downward social tumble and her fear of committing to romance, all while trying to keep her ...

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The Captive Heart

Sometimes I go into a book not knowing what to expect. Such was the case with The Captive Heart. I've never read this author before and had no idea what to expect from the story aside from it being a colonial romance.  However, I quickly discovered a fascinating world with characters who made me ca ...

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Shanahan's Revenge

Kate McPherson is set to step into her father’s footsteps and take over the family business when she is slightly derailed by a sexy stranger who turns out to be her biggest competition. Will Sam Shanahan prove to be her greatest professional nightmare or her greatest personal joy? Shanahan’s Rev ...

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Mistress Firebrand

I have a friend who refuses to read any book set during or before the American Revolution. She claims that she’s not interested in sitting through another dull history textbook, but I’ve found that I’m never so interested to learn about a time period as when I’m pulled into a story by an aut ...

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Dangerous Indenture

I am always on the lookout for a good colonial romance. After reading Dangerous Indenture, I am still on the lookout for a good colonial romance, because Dangerous Indenture certainly wasn’t one. Romance fans know to never judge a book by its title, but this book is just as ludicrous and old-schoo ...

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The Rebel Pirate

The Rebel Pirate is old school. Not in the flowery bodice-ripper sense, but in the lush, dramatic, action adventure sense. It’s full of twists and turns, and there is always - always - something going on. Though it isn’t a perfect read, I really enjoyed it. Sarah Ward is the daug ...

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Defiant

Narrated by Kaleo Griffith The third in the Mackinnon’s Rangers series, Defiant delivers an above average American Historical tale set during the French and Indian War. To better visualize this time frame, think Daniel Day Lewis in The Last of the Mohicans. Although I see Lewis as Iain (the her ...

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Less Than a Gentleman

I find it pretty hard to resist a Revolutionary War romance, so when I saw that Kerrelyn Sparks was releasing one, I snapped it up. Imagine my surprise when I discovered it's actually a sequel to her first book - which I also reviewed over a decade ago. I had remembered that one as being a little be ...

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Defiant

North American historical. Pre-Revolution historical, no less. Ambiguous villains, vivid descriptions, and some seriously scary situations – my cup overfloweth. It’s good to have you back, Ms. Clare. What’s good about Defiant? Oh so much. I haven’t read the other books in the MacKinnon Ra ...

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Untamed

A Colonial American setting allows for strong, rugged heroes; nasty villains; situations fraught with danger; and any type of heroine one could imagine. Pamela Clare has taken advantage of this little-used time period to create a powerful story about two people who discover love despite war and bet ...