Reconstruction era

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His Dark Desires

His Dark Desires is set in Reconstruction Era New Orleans. Heroine Juliet Boucheron is still dealing with the after-effects of the war. Her husband disappeared with thousands of dollars in Confederate gold, and as a result, she and her son have been shunned by all of their friends. They also have li ...

B
Something Like Love

Something Like Love is a lighthearted and humorous look at the residents and town of Henry Adams, Kansas in the late 1880s. Beverly Jenkins provides us with two engaging leads – Olivia Sterling, a proper, self-employed woman, and Neil July, a train robber. Olivia and Neil find immense enjoyment in ...

B+
The Perfect Desire

Leslie LaFoy wraps up her Perfect trilogy in winning style, pairing the slightly reckless, danger-seeking private investigator Barrett with his “perfect” feminine counterpart. The result is a thoroughly engrossing relationship between two equally strong and self-sufficient characters. Bar ...

C+
Loving Mercy

They say that good things come in small packages and, in the case of Loving Mercy, this came so very close to being true. While this rather charming debut novel is still somewhat better than average, it did have its flaws. The author manages to pack an impressive amount of plot and emotional wrangli ...

C-
Midnight Satin

I remember reading some of Laurie Grant's medievals back when she wrote for Harlequin Historicals and I initially looked forward to reading her again. Unfortunately, while the German immigrant community forming the setting for Midnight Satin sets it apart from many Western romances and gives it an i ...

C+
The Irish Devil

The Irish Devil would have been a lot better if it had not had so many sex scenes. I don't think there was a chapter where there wasn't one (or two, or three, or four) sex scenes. After I finished the book, I couldn't help but think it would have been a marvelous big, juicy historical novel if the b ...

B
At Twilight

I've read so many disappointing westerns lately that I am almost afraid to pick them up. But At Twilight's back cover copy sounded intriguing, so I gave it a shot - and I'm glad I did. It's easily the best western I've read in the last couple of years. Slow paced and thoughtful, it's a great charact ...

D
Crosswinds

Normally, I love big, gritty historical sagas since they are just the sort of stories that make me want to suspend disbelief and fall into the twists and turns of a larger-than-life epic plot. Crosswinds opens with the promise of just such a story, but, unfortunately, it failed to hold up. As Cro ...

C
Wild Desire

Phoebe Conn's Wild Desire is a readable western romance with some nice romantic moments and a lovely heroine. However, several of the other characters - including, unfortunately, the hero - are apparently inhabitants of some alternate dimension. In this dimension, the laws of logic are mystifyingly ...

C
Calico Queen

Self-published books can sometimes provide an interesting reading experience since the author herself is usually investing both her time and money into a book born simply out of her love for the story. It's obvious in Calico Queen that her love of writing and fascination with the people and settings ...