Georgian

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Black Berry & Wild Rose

Set in eighteenth-century Spitalfields, London, Blackberry and Wild Rose is the rich and atmospheric tale of a household of Huguenot silk weavers as the pursuit of the perfect silk design leads them all into ambition, love, and betrayal. When Esther Thorel, wife of a master silk weaver, rescues S ...

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Death and the Harlot

Yay! A new historical mystery author with a great start to a series! Death and the Harlot, by Georgina Clarke, is book one in the new Lizzie Hardwicke series and it’s a riveting beginning. Lizzie Hardwicke is one of the luckier harlots in Georgian London; she has a roof over her head, regular m ...

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Not the Duke's Darling

Hard as it is for readers when a favourite, long-running series ends, it must be equally so for the author who has lived with those characters and scenarios for years – and who then has to follow up that success with something new that will continue to please fans of the previous books as well as, ...

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Cadenza

Cadenza is the sixth book of Stella Riley's popular Rockliffe series. Like the previous book Hazard, this story features a double romance, which Riley once again successfully pulls off without one couple overshadowing the other. Julian Langham is the extremely reluctant Earl of Chalfont, saddled ...

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Breathless

In Breathless, their sequel to A Courtesan’s Guide to Getting Your Man, Celeste Bradley and Susan Donovan present readers with this enjoyable story of an amnesiac courtesan who becomes a muse and a professor of sociology discovering a yen for adventure. Assistant Professor of Sociology Brenna A ...

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Suspicious Hearts

Since I love to comb the shelves at used bookstores and pick up older romances, I always love it when we have Old School month at TBR Challenge.  This time around, I chose a 1992 Harlequin Historical that turned out to be something of a gem. The author got her rights back for the book, so the novel ...

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Hazard

Hazard is the fifth book in Stella Riley’s Rockliffe series of Georgian romances, and in it the author does something a little bit different by writing a ‘double romance’ in which two separate couples eventually find their respective HEAs.  There can be a danger in this type of story that one ...

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Sinless

Sinless is book 1.5 in Lynne Connolly’s new series The Shaws, a continuation or spin-off of her seven book Emperors of London series about the powerful Vernon family.  The Shaws are closely related to the Vernons (cousins I think), and some of them appeared in the earlier series as secondary char ...

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A Perfect Match

Rachel Knowles is a widely acknowledged authority on Georgian and Regency history, and her blogs are always an informational read. Her expertise is clearly evident in the tiniest of details in A Perfect Match, and I delighted in the authenticity of the story. This is a low-angst tale that proceeds a ...

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Wilde in Love

When I saw that Eloisa James planned to start a new series this fall, I was immediately intrigued. Once I managed to get my hands on a copy of Wilde in Love, I started reading and found myself instantly charmed. I loved the universe of characters introduced in this novel and finished reading with a ...