Reconstruction era

D
Shotgun Groom

If you're looking for a good mail-order bride romance, I can recommend several. Shotgun Groom would not be one of them. Somehow the author takes a surefire premise and shoots a blank. Lily Towns has wanted to marry Matt Logan since she was a child in Tennessee. After Matt came home from the Civil ...

F
Texas Lucky

I wanted to like Texas Lucky by Maggie James. The cover of the book alone is sublime. Also, it sounded like my kind of story. Cowboy romances are among my favorites, and this one seemed to fit the bill. Set in the Southwest and Texas sometime vaguely after the Civil War, it is about a man and a woma ...

C+
Wild Dream

Wild Dream is a romantic comedy of some charm, set in a mythical New Mexico town shortly after the Civil War. Alice Duncan's flair for slapstick and clever comedy comes on too strong for the first part of the book, but then settles down to create some delightful romance between Adelaide Blewitt (pro ...

B-
Always To Remember

The summary on the back cover of Always To Remember ends with the statement that "sometimes love - like courage - whispers instead of shouts." That is how I will remember this book. It is filled with small moments. There is no feisty heroine and no arrogant hero. There are simply two wounded people ...