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Duchess for a Day

a Retro Review originally published on July 25, 1999 There are no two ways about it - Duchess for a Day is a book that defines the word "cheesy." The love scenes could be entered in the Purple Prose Parody Contest. The plot relies on contrivances like fake amnesia and an unrealistic marriage of co ...

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An Infamous Marriage

Susanna Fraser's An Infamous Marriage has a not-unusual marriage of convenience premise, but what I really liked about this book was that at least a third of it is taken up with showing us what life is like for the protagonists after they have made a go of their marriage and admitted their love for ...

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The Wall of Winnipeg and Me

One of my favorite things about the Top 100 Romances reader poll is all of the suggestions that come in. When I first started reading romance it was my go-to place to find the most beloved books in the genre, and I continue to look forward to it as a chance to hear from our many readers about curren ...

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The Master of Grex

A new book by Joan Wolf is a cause for celebration. Wolf has an incredible backlist - read one of her books and it won’t be your last. Let’s deconstruct the plot of her recent book, The Master of Grex. Daniel Dereham’s entrance into London society is curiously reminiscent of Alexandre Dumas ...

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The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal

Harlequin romances are full of tycoons – Greeks, Italians, Spaniards – all of them with interesting problems such as pregnant mistresses, temporary babies, and secret affairs. In this latest Harlequin tycoon offering our tycoon finds himself in need of a bride. Within the next ten minutes. Prefe ...

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An Infamous Marriage

With all the dukes populating the Romancelandia district of Regency England, I am always predisposed to like any Regency romance that features ordinary people. Susanna Fraser’s An Infamous Marriage, is about a recently knighted army general and his wife, a former poor relation to no one noble at a ...

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How to Abduct a Highland Lord

I’m sick of rakes! I say this to myself every time I read the opening scene of a Regency era romance where our hero is fleeing the jealous husband of his current mistress. This is how we find Jack Kincaid, lying in the mud after being flung from his horse during a storm. He is soon trussed up and ...

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Once a Gentleman

Once A Gentleman is third in a series of historical romances written by Candice Hern and set in England in the early 1800s. The focus of this installment is Nic (brother of Edwina from Once A Scoundrel) and his relationship with coworker, Pru. There is no edge-of-your-seat suspense, and we do have t ...

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Married to the Viscount

You know those authors that you think you'd probably like? You've definitely caught some good buzz and read a review or two that sounded interesting, but somehow you've never managed to actually getting around to trying her. I've meant to try Sabrina Jeffries for quite some time and, if I'm disappoi ...

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Blue Skies

If you typically enjoy romance novels featuring perfect people, Catherine Anderson's upcoming Blue Skies is not for you. Carly Adams lived her whole life with a rare eye disease that left her blind until a recent operation gave her sight. She stands on threshold of a new life and, after having ...