Historical Romance

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A Lady Unrivaled

A Lady Unrivaled is the final book in the Ladies of the Manor trilogy, set in the years immediately preceding the First World War, and which sees a group of young aristocrats involved in the search for some extremely valuable red diamonds.  The romantic storylines are concluded in each book so ther ...

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Dressed to Kiss

Lately I’ve had great luck with anthologies and novellas, so I approached Dressed to Kiss hopeful to discover promising new-to-me authors (Robens and Frampton), and confident I would enjoy stories from old favorites (Hunter and Linden).  With thoughts of Loretta Chase’s delightful Dressmaker se ...

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From This Moment

If she writes it, I will buy it. That is pretty much my mantra regarding Elizabeth Camden. I love the way I never know what to expect from her books – mystery, adventure, touching self-discovery or politics – and yet I know exactly what to expect from her books – excellent prose, rich history, ...

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Dawn at Emberwilde

When I picked this book for a blog I was writing on Inspirational Romances I wasn’t sure what to expect. The author was one I had never read and while the cover was lovely, the back blurb described a standard historical romance plot. Dawn at Emberwilde proved to be much more than just a typical ro ...

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An Elegant Façade

I’m generally wary of Inspirational Romances. While I certainly appreciate faith as an integral part of the lives of many, I have found too many inspirational romances to be saccharine and overwrought. An Elegant Façade, however, is neither of those. Ms. Hunter deftly handles the integration of h ...

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Girl in the Afternoon

I was drawn to Girl In the Afternoon primarily because of its setting. I love books set in Paris, and, if they include references to the art world, that's all the better. So, I leapt at the chance to review this. Sadly, the book did not live up to my expectations. Eighteen-year-old Aimée Savaray ...

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The Burning Sky

Most readers probably recognize  Sherry Thomas as an author of superb historicals.  The Burning Sky, set in an alternate world that intersects somewhat with 1880s England, marks her first foray into YA. I enjoyed the characters and the world created for them, and this book would definitely go on m ...

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Belgravia

What a delightful, gossipy book this is. Unlike the excesses of Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes’ Belgravia has all the tightness and subtlety of Gosford Park. It is written with the soaring arc of a saga and the delicacy of shifting emotions. At its core are two intense love stories spanning two ge ...

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The Nobleman and the Spy

I’ve definitely been in a M/M historical kick recently. I blame K.J. Charles. But I’ve already finished all (but one!) of those, so I was looking to branch out a bit. And then I found this one. Jonathan Reese, hero number one, is a former soldier and now a spy for England. Hero number two is one ...

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Soulbound

Years ago a young warrior was bound by magic to forever exist between Here, the mortal world, and There, limbo for lost souls.  His only chance at breaking this curse was to find his soul-mate, the one who would forever be bound to him in any plane of existence.  Seven hundred years of searching l ...