Pandora's Box

C+
The Vagabond Duchess

Temperance Challinor is a tradeswoman who inherited her linen draper business from her father. The Plague has been bad for business, but in 1666, things are beginning to look up. Just in time for the Great London Fire. Temperance meets John Bow, a poet and troubadour, who is singing in a tave ...

B
The Abducted Heiress

The Abducted Heiress takes place in Restoration England, a too little used setting, and the Great Fire of London plays an integral role in the novel. I enjoyed the fantastic setting in this charming and appealing romance, even though the charm of the heroine dimmed a little for me during the course ...

B-
On a Highland Shore

Margaret MacDonald is two weeks away from her wedding day in Kathleen Givens' On A Highland Shore when she finds her betrothed in bed with her best friend.  Heartbroken, she swears she will not marry Lachlan, but he is cousin to King Alexander and her family needs the alliance her marriage will bri ...

C+
Lady Katherine's Wild Ride

Let’s start off with the good news: Lady Katherine’s Wild Ride does not take place in the Regency, but instead is set in Restoration England. Now for the bad: It is very melodramatic. To be fair, I’m usually not fond of over-the-top antics – well, unless they are told in a ...

B
The Perfect Stranger

Faith Merridew left the safety of London society to elope with the love of her life. Months later, though, when they are married and living in Paris, she discovers her husband is a bigamist. She flees Paris intending to return home, with little money, no resources, and with only the clothes on her ...

B-
Don't Look Down

Lucy Armstrong, a successful director of television commercials, has supposedly been given her big break to direct the filming of the last four days of action shots for the movie Don’t Look Down. Few directors would want to finish up someone else’s movie, but the money is too good to pass up. Al ...

B
The Burning

Ann Van Helsing had a gift that was more like a curse: when she touched someone, she knew their entire life story along with their emotions of anger, hate, love etc. This "gift" kept Ann isolated on her estate with her uncle, afraid to touch anyone and feared by the villagers, who thought her a witc ...

N/A
Deadly Kisses

In Deadly Kisses Brenda Joyce continues the saga of the investigating career of socialite Francesca Cahill. Francesca is engaged to Calder Hart at the beginning of the book, but they are both immediately plunged into a murder involving his former mistress which threatens their lives and love. Cal ...

B-
Lady Anne's Dangerous Man

I find the 16th and 17th centuries fascinating and it's gotten quite difficult to find a good historical romance set in these times. When I learned that this novel takes place during the Restoration, I was quite excited to try it. Though the story is way over the top and the plot doesn't always flow ...

N/A
Every Breath You Take

Kate Donovan is still dealing with grief over the loss of her father when she heads to St. Maarten with her long-time boyfriend, Evan. Evan soon has to return to Chicago to work on a case, and he leaves Kate alone on the island. Mitchell Wyatt has only recently learned that he is the illegitimate so ...