Turn of the Century romance

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The Prince of Broadway

A spicy story of gamblers and ruthlessness, The Prince of Broadway is a unique experience and one heck of a way to end 2019. Clayton Madden is a rough-and-tumble casino owner who can make or break a man with a flick of his finger.  All the high society types come to wager at his casino -his prid ...

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A Delicate Affair

The first in a series of books exploring the Black experience throughout the decades, A Delicate Affair starts things off right, with a sweet story set in a historically accurate Washington, DC of 1902. At its heart, it’s another good girl/bad boy story, but it has more than one interesting twist ...

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Gladden the Heart

Gladden the Heart is the fifth novel in Olivia Newport’s Amish Turns of Time series. This loosely connected set of books examines key moments in the history of the American Amish church from the 1895 split over the teaching of Sunday school (Meek and Mild) to the issues surrounding the great depre ...

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Heart on the Line

Now that summer is at long last here and the sun is shining warmly on my patio - hence my lawn chair - I can finally read outside. I have been looking for novels that match the light hearted, cheery spirit I feel while soaking up some much needed vitamin D and Heart on the Line is exactly that type ...

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With Every Breath

Some books keep you reading late into the night, long after you should have been asleep. This is one of them. Not only was I breathless with anticipation regarding the romance between Trevor and Kate but I was deeply immersed in the history of tuberculosis and its treatment. Kate Livin ...

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Marci's Desire

Adventure in the National Parks! Romance! Exploration of changing roles for women! Lots of nature photography! Marci's Desire certainly sounded like a historical with a lot going for it and I went into the book thinking it would be a lot of fun to read. Sadly, for a book with so much going on , it e ...

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Dancing at the Chance

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Uniqueness is a highly valued trait amongst some romance readers. With so many historicals taking place in the same 10 year span of history in the same parts of England among the same social class, it is a breath of fresh air when I come across a good story in a different era and setting. In Dancing ...

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Wicked Becomes You

Meredith Duran has thrown down the gauntlet: Wicked Becomes You is the book to beat for best historical romance this year. It's a lush European Historical romance that takes the reader from turn-of-the-century London to Paris to Monte Carlo. Sexy, inventive, and riveting, it's a book that's hard to ...

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The Borrowed Bride

The Borrowed Bride by Elizabeth Lane is a romance set in rural Colorado in 1899. While I liked the setting, and was not put off by the love triangle of a woman who has to choose between two brothers (a no-no for a number of readers), ultimately the romance failed to convince me. Quint ...

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On the Wings of Love

I've long thought that the 20th century would make the perfect backdrop for a historical romance. While the latter half of the century is still a little too close to living memory, the earlier part of the century is filled with all manner of events and fascinating characters waiting to be discovere ...