Harlequin Historical

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A Match to Fool Society

Laura Martin’s A Match to Fool Society is the third in her Matchmade Marriages series. It features Jane Ashworth, an aspiring author, and Tom Stewart, a rake who has just become guardian to his young nephew. They form an alliance: Jane will assist Tom in caring for his nephew and in exchange he ...

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Never Rescue a Rogue

Virginia Heath is a massively talented author who knows banter like I know the back of my hand, but snappy dialogue isn’t enough to disguise the fact that the plot points in this second book in her Merriwell Sisters series are somewhat stale. Giles Sinclair, the newly-minted Duke of Harpenden, ...

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Under the Mistletoe

Marguerite Kaye and Bronwyn Scott are two of the most elegant writers on Harlequin Historical’s roster, so it’s not surprising that their holiday twofer, Under the Mistletoe, is both pretty and just the thing to get you in the mood for holiday celebrations. The Lady’s Yuletide Wish by Mar ...

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The Captain's Christmas Homecoming

Lauri Robinson has been reviewed several times at AAR and received wildly divergent grades. The Captain’s Christmas Homecoming falls somewhere in the middle of our rankings. Emma Leigh (Emily) Ellis has placed herself in a precarious position. After inadvertently introducing her engaged cousin ...

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Tempted by Her Outcast Viking

Tempted by Her Outcast Viking is the second book in Lucy Morris’ Shieldmaiden Sisters series and features shieldmaiden Brynhild and former thrall Erik. Long ago Erik and Brynhild were friends, until Erik viciously rejected Brynhild in order to protect her from his father and owner, Ulf. When Brynh ...

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Escaping With Her Saxon Enemy

Second in Sarah Rodi’s Rise of the Ivarssons series, Escaping with Her Saxon Enemy features Lord Ashford – Ash - Stanton and shield maiden Svea Ivarsson. Ash once robbed Svea of her chance for revenge against Lord Crowe, the man who assaulted her and changed her life forever, and she has despise ...

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The Earl's Inconvenient Houseguest

Virginia Heath remains a reliable delight, and she opens a brand-new series, A Very Village Scandal – which centers around the lives and loves of the citizens of the English town Whittleston-on-the-Water during the Regency period – with The Earl’s Inconvenient Houseguest.  The romance here ta ...

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The Earl She Should Never Desire

I have a hit/miss relationship with Lara Temple’s books and much to my dismay, The Earl She Should Never Desire is a miss.  Is it bad?  No.  Is it good?  Also, no.  Friends, it’s fine - but I can only recommend it with reservations.  The forbidden love trope - falling in love with your sis ...

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Lady Armstrong's Scandalous Awakening

For this second book in her Victorian Era Revelations of the Carstairs Sisters series, Marguerite Kaye returns briefly to her Armstrong family, albeit a generation on, and shows the apple didn’t fall far from the tree in the person of the deceased but obnoxious-from-beyond-the-grave Lord Harry Arm ...

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The Marquess of Yew Park House

The Marquess of Yew Park House, the second in Lotte R. James’ Gentleman of Mystery series , features the titular marquess, Henry Spencer, Marquess of Clairborne, and his neighbor, widow Genevieve de l’Omont. Both are trying to outrun their pasts when they meet, but they learn that is simply not ...