The Survivors series

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The Highlander's Excellent Adventure

Shana Galen’s The Highlander’s Excellent Adventure is more of a lighthearted romp than usual, but the book is still graced with her typical sense of emotion and drama, although the first half of the plot is creaky, with plot choices and character beats that feel less fresh than they ought. A ...

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The Claiming of the Shrew

Shana Galen’s series featuring The Survivors, a group of men who survived being part of a specially selected suicide squad during the Napoleonic Wars, continues with The Claiming of the Shrew, which tells the story of the squad’s commander, Lieutenant Colonel Benedict Draven, and his Portuguese ...

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Unmask Me if You Can

Shana Galen’s Unmask Me if You Can reminded me of The Phantom of the Opera – minus the stalker-ish behavior of the hero, and plus a whole lot of tender romance and tropes I adore. Jasper Grantham, third son of the Marques of Strathern, had once been the most handsome man in all of England, bu ...

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An Affair with a Spare

An Affair with a Spare is the third installment in Shana Galen's Survivors series which features a group of former soldiers who have returned from the Napoleonic wars. These soldiers were part of a secret group who were assigned some of the most dangerous missions. Out of the thirty members of this ...

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No Earls Allowed

No Earls Allowed is book two in Shana Galen’s Survivors series, and like the first book, Third Son’s a Charm, features one of the men who had belonged to a specialist ‘suicide troop’ formed during the Napoleonic wars.  The group consisted originally of thirty, all of them single men, some o ...

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Third Son's a Charm

In Third Son’s a Charm, Shana Galen introduces us to some of the gentlemen who will feature in stories of their own as her new Survivors series progresses.  These men are closer than brothers; they served together during the Napoleonic Wars under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Draven in a unit ...