cross-class lovers

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Soulful Strut

Soulful Strut tells the tale of a woman wrongly imprisoned for many years who is now free after someone vouched for her innocence. Although it should have been an interesting story to match the cool title, the book’s very slow pacing drained away my interest. Monette never expected to leave ...

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Magnolia Creek

Romances set during and after the Civil War are scarce as can be these days, so I was really looking forward to Magnolia Creek, particularly as it is set in Kentucky, near where I live. While it has many qualities to recommend it, I found it sadly lacking in the main thing a romance novel simply mus ...

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Miss Scott Meets Her Match

Sometimes, the best revolutions are done quietly, without fanfare. Laura Paquet's Miss Scott Meets Her Match is one such quiet revolution, a traditional Regency Romance that toys with its traditional constraints, while understanding its limits. The author uses some traditional Regency set-ups, but a ...

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The Lady's Companion

Regency romance. Lords and Ladies. Elegance, glitter and the haute ton. Been there, read that. Not if it's a Carla Kelly Regency you haven't. The Lady's Companion flouts the conventions of a regency romance and tells a wonderful story in the process. Susan Hampton is waking up in a bare, cold hou ...