Napoleonic wars

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The Forbidden Rose

There has been a long delay between the release of the audio version of Ms. Bourne’s début novel, The Spymaster’s Lady, and audios of the other books in the series, but at last, we’re now able to enjoy this, the prequel to that book and can look forward to listening to the remaining books in ...

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Sweet Disorder

Sweet Disorder sees the very welcome return to the publishing world of Rose Lerner, whose two previous novels, In for a Penny and A Lily Among Thorns I enjoyed very much. This book, the first in a series set in the town of Lively St. Lemeston, presents us with a different take on the Regency Roma ...

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It Takes Two to Tangle

It Takes Two to Tangle is the first in a new series by this author, and is a wonderfully crafted, character-driven romance in which two intelligent, kind, and emotionally fragile people find each other amid the round of parties, balls, and shallow people that make up the ton and the circuit of socie ...

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The Wedding Ring Quest

You know what I like about Carla Kelly’s books? They have real people. I don’t just mean that she doesn’t pull out the marquesses and dukes, although she has eschewed the nobility in the last decade. I mean her characters act and speak like actual complex human beings. They don’t just shriek ...

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All Through the Night

Narrated by Alison Larkin Originally published in 1997, All Through the Night is often described as being quite dark in tone for a historical romance and it’s easy to understand why. The hero and heroine are both emotionally damaged and their relationship – at the outset - is based on lust an ...

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Sins of a Wicked Princess

Do you like a bit of adventure with your romance? I tend to enjoy Anna Randol's writing because of the adventure plots she mixes into her stories, and Sins of a Wicked Princess definitely does not disappoint. With likable characters and a page-turning narrative, this book easily won me over. Thos ...

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The Handbook to Handling His Lordship

I’ve read and enjoyed the other books in this series, so came to this one with reasonably high expectations of enjoyment, and I’m pleased to report that I wasn’t disappointed. I liked the story and the way the author built the romance between two people for whom life hasn’t been particularl ...

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The Prince's Bride

This book is the third in Julianne MacLean’s Royal Trilogy series. I have not read the first two books in the series, but I do not believe that it would have helped in increasing this book’s appeal for me. It started off with a hint of promise, but by the middle of the book my interest had waned ...

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Miss Whittier Makes a List

Have I mentioned how happy I am for indie presses, self-publishing, and the internet lately? I am. I really am. Normally, in the old days, I’d have to scour the internet for those old Carla Kelly Signet Regencies, and save up for outrageous amounts. But reprints are fantastic (especially once you ...

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Demon's Curse

As a fan of paranormal and historical romances, I was very intrigued by the new series by Alexa Egan that combines the two genres. Though this is the first in the series and not a great book, the series shows a lot of potential.         There is a very dark tone that pervades Demon’s C ...