Pandora's Box

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Frost Fair

Like many romance readers, we were quite saddened to learn of the death of Edith Layton in 2009. She had a remarkable voice that was gone from us too soon. However, her daughter has been working hard not only to see her backlist republished digitally, but to publish new work as well. Frost Fair i ...

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Someone to Love

Mary Balogh's latest novel, Someone to Love has divided opinion among AAR staffers.  Caz Owens loved it while Kristen Donnelly and Keira Soleore were less than impressed.  Here are their thoughts on the book. In Someone to Love, an orphan discovers she’s actually not one and a duke reali ...

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A Duke to Remember

AAR staffers Kristen Donnelly and E.B. Wittmann join forces to chat about Kelly Bowen's latest book, A Duke to Remember.   Elise deVries has a unique job for a lady in Regency England. An actress by night, and an investigator by day, Elise works for a secretive and highly-sought-after agency that ...

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The Captain of All Pleasures

Nicole Lassiter and Captain Derek Sutherland are natural enemies - he hates her father and she hates him. When Nicole's father is imprisoned, she takes her father's ship to sea for the Great Circle Race in hopes of saving his business. A saboteur causes the pair to be thrown together. What follows i ...

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No Man's Mistress

No Man's Mistress the sequel to Balogh's More Than a Mistress, features Viola Thornhill, an independent woman with a mysterious past, and Ferdinand Dudley. Ferdinand wins Viola's home in a card game and when he arrives to take possession, Viola swears the home is rightfully hers and should never hav ...

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Scandalous

As Scandalous opens, Lady Gabriella Banning discovers that her half-brother has been murdered in Ceylon. To save her sisters from poverty she decides to keep his death to herself and go to London on her own. She hopes to get the oldest, Claire, married off before anyone finds out Marcus is dead. The ...

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The Viscount Who Loved Me

In The Viscount Who Loved Me, the second book in Julia Quinn's series about the Bridgerton siblings (following The Duke and I), we meet Anthony Bridgerton and Kate Sheffield. Anthony has determined at last to marry, but for reasons of his own, he doesn't want to risk his heart. He sets out to court ...