Historical Romance

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The Sea Before Us

When I was growing up, one of the movies often watched at my home was The Longest Day, an epic WWII film starring classic cinema stars John Wayne, Sean Connery and Henry Fonda. Using quasi-documentary style storytelling, the film dramatizes the events of the Battle of Normandy and a small part of wh ...

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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 Dishonorable Miss DeLancey

Many of us have known that broken, empty hearted feeling that comes with the realization that the one we love doesn’t love us back. In The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey Carolyn Miller does a good job of capturing that emotion and taking us on a roller coaster ride of heartache to romance as a jilted ...

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A Strange Scottish Shore

When I read A Most Extraordinary Pursuit, the first of Juliana Gray’s historical mystery series featuring the intrepid Emmeline Truelove, I wasn’t – at first – quite sure what to think.  There’s a mystery, yes, and a bit of romance… but I wasn’t expecting the time travel element or th ...

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

I enjoyed every bit of this book and I need/want to convince you to read it too!  Delightful, charming, funny, addictive and entertaining, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is chock full of both vice and virtue.  The Grand Tour of Europe planned by our protagonist quickly goes awry and ev ...

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The Captain's Daughter

Many historical romances are full of high drama and characters whose daring and tragedy flood the page with emotion. The Captain’s Daughter comes to us from an author whose style is a dip into warm and calming waters.  I was immersed immediately in the flow of the writing and the struggles of peo ...

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A Rumored Engagement

I'm a sucker for second-chance-at-love stories. I have autobuy authors I love and certain settings catch my eye, but when I'm taking a chance on a new author, favorite plotlines will often call my name. And second chance stories are definitely near the top of my list, with friends-to-lovers being a ...

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Slightly Wicked

Narrated by Rosalyn Landor One of the many things I love about audiobooks is that they’re a great way for me to catch up with older titles that, with the best will in the world, I’m unlikely to get around to reading for at least the next ten years or more. Another great thing is that it’s s ...

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Secrets in the Mist

Taking a break from her Lady Darby historical mysteries, Anna Lee Huber has embarked upon a new series entitled Gothic Myths, a set of linked but standalone gothic romances.  The first of these, Secrets in the Mist, is an enjoyable and well-developed story of mystery and suspense in which the autho ...

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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 ...