Historical Romance

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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 ...

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Indiscreet

Narrated by Rosalyn Landor I’ve been delighted to see a number of Mary Balogh’s older titles are at last being released in audiobook format, and have eagerly pounced on each one as soon as they have been released. The most recent to appear is Indiscreet, which was originally published in 1 ...

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A Seditious Affair

The second book in K.J Charles’ Society of Gentlemen trilogy, A Seditious Affair contains all the ingredients I enjoyed so much in A Fashionable Indulgence, which I read in the summer. I was so impressed by Ms Charles’ writing and the wonderful way she wove the romantic relationship through a gr ...

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Viscount's Wager

Viscount’s Wager is the third book in Ava March’s Gambling on Love series, but even though characters from earlier books appear in it, I don’t think it’s essential to have read them to understand this one. It’s a well-told and engaging story and I enjoyed reading it, but the pacing around ...

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A Fashionable Indulgence

First off, I have to admit this is the first book I have read by this author, but on the strength of it, I’m going to seek out her entire backlist, because A Fashionable Indulgence is an utterly fantastic read and I was really impressed. It hooked me in from the first page and kept me that way unt ...

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Beyond the Sunrise

Mary Balogh's 1992 novel Beyond the Sunrise boasts a storyline quite unlike those found in the other books of hers I've read in that it’s mostly plot, rather than character driven. That isn’t a criticism, however, because I enjoyed this new audiobook very much. It isn’t without its problems, t ...

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The Last Hellion

Narrated by Kate Reading The Last Hellion is the last of the four books in Ms Chase’s Scoundrels series, which are linked via a number of recurring characters; and it can perhaps be seen as a sequel to the wonderful Lord of Scoundrels. We met Vere Mallory, Duke of Ainswood, in that story when, ...

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Viscount Vagabond

Narrated by Stevie Zimmerman Originally published in 1990, Viscount Vagabond is one of Loretta Chase’s earliest historical romances, and one which has only recently come to audio along with a handful of other titles such as Isabella, The English Witch and Knave’s Wager. It’s a lighthearted ...

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The Game and the Governess

The Game and the Governess is a very strong start to Kate Noble’s new series, wherein she takes a seemingly trite plot and turns it into a compelling story which is by turns funny, charming and poignant. The story opens upon Miss Phoebe Baker on her final day at the exclusive school where she h ...

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A Good Debutante’s Guide to Ruin

A Good Débutante’s Guide to Ruin is the first in a new series from Sophie Jordan, and if you can get past the rather daft idea of two innocent, well-bred young ladies sneaking out to a sex club, being provided with suitably skimpy clothing by the owner/madam, and not being recognized by the male ...