Georgian

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Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire

I was prepared to dislike this book. I am very anti-hype, and this book had major, major hype built right in, so it was quite a shock to me when it eventually ended on my TBR pile. It shocked me even more when I liked it enough to voluntarily do a review of it. Basically I will say that if textbooks ...

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Devilish

Maybe it was the build-up. I know all of Jo Beverley's fans have been breathlessly waiting for Rothgar. I can't think of another book in the last few years whose arrival has been so eagerly anticipated. But while I enjoyed many aspects of Devilish, I've got to confess that it left me j ...

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Devilish

This month we are reading Devilish, the much-awaited Rothgar book (on sale April 10th) from Jo Beverley. This is the fifth book in the Malloren series and gives us the love story of the Marquess of Rothgar (Beowulf Malloren) and Diana, Countess of Arrandale. Rothgar was first introduced in My Lady N ...

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The Golden Chronicles Series

Practice to Deceive This is the first book in the fantastic Patricia Veryan series, the Golden Chronicles, and early on shows all the promise that make every novel in this six-book series a Desert Island Keeper for me. I read it in a matter of hours when I first bought it and now I re-read it at le ...

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Secrets of the Night

Excited! That's what I was when I saw Jo Beverley's newest book, Secrets of the Night, sitting in my mail box. Never having read the author, but hearing nothing but raves about her work, I was confident I was in for an enjoyable story. Then I made the mistake of reading the back blurb and groaned. I ...

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Loving Becky

Loving Becky marks the debut of author Kim Lewis. The book is set in Georgian England, and this author has crafted a fine first effort in her meandering story of a young merchant-class girl's coming of age story, and her love for the handsome second son of an earl. Through an unfortunate wage ...

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Pure Temptation

Pure Temptation sure sounds tempting, doesn't it? Unfortunately, carelessness by the author and an over-reliance on sex makes this provocative title a less than provocative read Connie Mason's first mistake begins on page five of this book, where she describes the hero "surrounded by simpering femal ...