Category Archives: Regency

Lady Lures The Earl By Eleanor Meyers

 

Lady Lures The Earl
Lady Lures The Earl

 

STORY-LINE LADY LURES THE EARL BY ELEANOR MEYERS:

In Lady Lures The Earl, the reader’s treated to a romp through Regency England.  Madalene Kay, teacher and confidante to her charges at St. John’s School Of Girls in Bath, does not follow the strict regulations of the headmistress, Miss Joseph. Madalene’s forward-thinking and believes in nurturing and loving the girls.  As well as, mixing the social classes together for play and schooling.  In order to bring into the school a sponsored girl of lower class, she makes a deal with Miss Joseph.  Joseph, hoping to increase the coffers of the school, tells Madalene she must obtain permission for the Earl of Pengross daughter to attend St. John’s School Of Girls.  The task of obtaining admission of Lilias is not as simple as it seems.

The complication to Miss Joseph’s scheme involves Marshall, the Earl of Pengross.  Accused of murdering his father, Marshall’s face was horribly scarred before he’s released from prison. Proclaiming his innocence, the murderer was never found.  Reclusive, Marshall’s reputations in ruins.  The ton gossips and speculates about Marshall, whispering in full view. Marshall’s unprepared for the independent and strong Madalene.  Madalene’s also the talk of the ton; a nonconformist who will not conform to the ton’s mold;  she left the social whirl after her first season.

Come along with Marshall and Madalene as they fight each other and the growing attraction each feels.  As well as, try to solve the murder of Marshall’s father.  Will love win the day?  Or will each go their separate ways?  My romance book reviews of Lady Lures The Earl follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Although a fine romance, Meyers also included mystery in Lady Lures The Earl.  A sweet clean romance, this book has an intriguing murder mystery.  With Marshall’s father’s moral values the lowest of the low, I had a hard time feeling sorry he was dead.  Meyers did not reveal the murderer’s identity until the last possible moment; keeping the suspense and intrigue at high peak.

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Love Touched Hearts By Richmond, Thorne, Keats, Healey, Austen

 

A Regency Romance Valentine’s Day Collection

Regency Romance Collections Book 2

Love Touched Hearts
Love Touched Hearts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love Touched Hearts, a 5 books/novellas collection from various authors; I chose to review the contribution by Isabella Thorne.

 

STORY-LINE LOVE TOUCHED HEARTS, VALENTINE’S DUEL BY ISABELLA THORNE:

In Love Touched Hearts containing Valentine’s Duel by author Isabella Thorne, the reader finds Miss Mary Highland and her family.  Mary’s tanned skin color and dark hair, far different from her sisters fair skin and blonde hair, sets her apart.  Mary’s in love with her brother’s best friend, Captain Vincent Darten.  Just back from the war, he cut a large swathe through society.  Never mind the fact he’s engaged to another, Mary’s heart belongs to Darten.

Helen, her bluestocking sister, dropped a valentine, which Mary picked up and threw in a drawer long with the accompanying note/poem containing strange numbers.  Why would Helen receive this strange lace valentine? Then of all things, Darten kissed Mary.  Still on a high from his kiss, her father tells Mary, she’s to wed the Baron of Millersmit.  What did it all mean?  How could she marry another when she loved Darten?  What was Helen hiding?  A lot’s happening in this household.  My romance review of Love Touched Hearts, Valentine Duel follows.

 

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:

In Love Touched Heart, Valentine Duel, Thorne crafted a Regency romance with many threads.  Bringing all the threads together to a successful conclusion, the reader closes the book satisfied.  Presenting Helen as the bluestocking of the family, Thorne

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Love One Summer In Bath By Richmond,Blackwood,Thorne,and others

 

A Regency Romance Summer Collection From:

Richmond,Windsor,Thorne,Keats,Bruce,Healey,Darcy,Blackwood

Love One Summer In Bath
Love One Summer In Bath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a collection of Regency romances titled Love One Summer In Bath.  I chose to review Isabella Thorne and Gemma Blackwood contributions.

 

STORY-LINE HOPE FOR CHARITY BY ISABELLA THORNE:

In Love One Summer In Bath containing story, Hope For Charity, the reader’s treated to a short regency romance story set in Bath.  Lady Charity Abernathy’s looking for a husband.  However, Charity wants to marry for love and not social position.  Naive and young, she believes all the gossip she hears. Lord Wentwell, object of the latest gossip, reputation is one of a rake and rogue.  Upon meeting, Lord Wentwell, Neville Collington, Charity gives him the cold shoulder.  However fate has a different course in store for Charity.  Lord Wentwell’s reputation is not what it seems.  Come along with Charity as she discovers all gossip’s not true and love could be waiting in the wings.  My romance book review of Hope For Charity follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

I found Hope For Charity a sweet clean romance.  Although Charity’s character is a naïve young woman, she knows she wants to marry for loveSocial position mean little to her.  She has a caring heart which differs from most of the ton.  Neville’s allowed his reputation to flourish which will cause him a great deal of problems with Charity.  Furthermore, including the Neville’s brother, added an extra ingredient to the story;  as a result, allowing Charity to see a side of Neville the gossips did not.  We know today, the brother was a victim of PTSD.  Charity comes to see the true Neville rather than his soiled reputation.

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A Christmas Surprise By Emily Murdoch

 

A Regency Romance

A Christmas Surprise
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STORY-LINE A CHRISTMAS SURPRISE BY EMILY MURDOCH:

A Christmas Surprise by author Emily Murdoch, finds the reader back in Regency England.  Lord Robert, Viscount of Marchwood is holding his annual Christmas Ball in Scotland.  Sending invitation to all the ton élite, Marchwood’s presenting his 18 year-old daughter, Audrey, to society.  Raised by the widowed Viscount, Audrey formed an unusual closeness to the servants, including her father’s valet, Thomas.  As well as, a close bond with her father, who adores her.

With rumors flying of the empty Marchwood coffers, it makes for an interesting party.  Leaving Audrey in charge of the ball, she decides on a masquerade, where she meets a handsome, tall, attractive gentleman.  With his identity masked, Audrey has no idea, who has stolen her heart.  How will Audrey discover her masked love‘s name?  Who can he be?  With the coffers empty, who will win Audrey’s hand and love?  Will her father approve of the unknown gentlemen?   My reviews for romance novelChristmas Surprise, follows.

CHARACTERS,PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

A Christmas Surprise by author Emily Murdoch, takes place in the cold winter of Scotland.  Making it hard for the guest to travel

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The Duke’s Wicked Wager (1-4 Collection) By Isabella Thorne

 

The single book Promise Me a Handful of Horses: Regency Romance (The Duke’s Wicked Wager Sweet and Wholesome Regency Romance Series Book 1) Kindle Edition if free at this time on amazon.  Go over and grab your free copy.

 

Regency Romance: Promise Me (4-in-1 Book Boxed Set): The Duke’s Wicked Wager Collection (The Duke’s Wicked Wager Sweet and Wholesome Regency Romance Series 6

The Dukes Wicked Wager 1-4 collection
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STORY LINE; THE DUKE’S WICKED WAGER (1-4 COLLECTION) BY ISABELLA THORNE:

In The Duke’s Wicked Wager (1-4 Collection) the reader follows Lady Evelyn Evermont and George, Duke of Pemberton’s romance, along with her brother Frederic and his inadvisable liaison with Adele, an actress.  Lady Evelyn, an avid horsewoman, is in mourning from loosing of her father and fiancé.  Frederic’s determined to marry her off to solve his money problems;  Evelyn’s incensed , as the money he desires comes with a man as old as her father, Lord Lush.  George, Duke of Pemberton, fast friends and cohorts with Frederic sits on the side lines watching.  But not for long, as we follow the story from book to book.  We find George fascinated, Evelyn falling in love, Frederic horrified, and Adele, a friend Evelyn needed badly.   Wagers occur, reputations in peril, injuries, secrets revealed and romance brews.

Included in The Duke’s Wicked Wager (1-4 Collection) are following books: Promise Me A Handful of Horses, Promise Me Daring, Promise Me This Dance, and Promise Me Your Heart.  Come as Evelyn and George must make decisions which affect both of their lives forever.  My reviews for regency romance novel, The Duke’s Wicked Wager (1-4 Collection) follows.

 

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Firstly, I loved having all four books in one collection.  Secondly, Thorne easily transitioned from one story-line to the next.  As a

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A Harvest Passion By Emily Murdoch

 

A Regency Romance

A Harvest Passion
A Harvest Passion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE A HARVEST PASSION BY EMILY MURDOCH:

A Harvest Of Passion, by author Emily Murdoch takes place in the small town of Sandercombe, England; where love is trying, without a lot of cooperation, to bloom between our hero and heroine.  Leo Tyndale’s, back in England after a 5 yr absence in India, the newly appointed school teacher.  English society’s far different from India.  Leo longs for the ease of Indian society. Noisy and gossipy, the small town of Sandercome is rife with discontent.

Meeting Miss Hestia Royce on his first Sunday in church, Leo’s unprepared for his welcome.  Leaving town to marry, Hestia returned, as his students stated, not. Gossip and censor run rampant in small town Sandercombe.  Hestia’s exiled to a lonely  existence.

Leo and Hestia embark on a journey filled with misconceptions, misunderstandings, and mind-blowing attraction.  Will Hestia ever open her heart to Leo?  Can she show Leo the source of the scandal which surrounds her?  My reviews for romance novel, A Harvest Passion, follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

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A Governess For The Brooding Duke By Bridget Barton

 

 

A Historical Regency Romance Book

A Governess For The Brooding Duke
A Governess For The Brooding Duke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE FOR A GOVERNESS FOR THE BROODING DUKE BY BRIDGET BARTON:

In A Governess For The Brooding Duke by author Bridget Barton, we find gently born and raised Georgette Darrington.  Georgette’s world has turned up side down on the death of her father, a man who never cared for her.  Left with nothing, not even a roof over her head and with no marriage prospects due to her penniless state, she must find employment immediately.  Applying for a Governess position, Georgette finds herself in the employment of the Duke of Draycott, Hamilton Whitehall.  Nothings as it seems at first glance;  for the two small twins girls are mistreated and bullied by the nursemaid, mistreated by housekeeper, and ignored by their Uncle.  Sad and lonely, they latch onto Georgette.

Spending her days with the small girls, Georgette comes to love them dearly and knows she must find a way to show the Duke the error of his ways.  He must take control of his household, and care for these two precious children.  As refined, once wealthy, Georgette, struggles to find a place for herself as a lowly governess, contend with the spiteful scheming of the nurse and housekeeper; she learns the tragic love story of the children’s parents and the Duke’s part in the drama.

Can Georgette bring this family back together?  Will the Duke realize what he is missing with his nieces?  Does love

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A Chaotic Courtship By Bethany Swafford

 

 

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A Chaotic Courtship, Cover

 

STORY LINE A CHAOTIC COURTSHIP:

Set in Regency England, Bethany Swafford’s romance novel A Chaotic Courtship, takes the reader from the match-making ballrooms of London to the countryside.

A good match is what every young lady dreams of finding.  However defining what makes a good match can be difficult. The majority of society proclaims wealth and consequence as the most important qualities…  Select few would say a gentleman’s character must be examined first and foremost….”

Diana Forester returns home, having made a mess of her first proposal.  Catching a husband was on every young ladies mind.  Diana, shy, awkward, and surprised by Mr. John Richfield’s proposal,  doesn’t answer yes or no.  Ashamed of her response and going home the next day, Diana believes she ruined her chance

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Lord Of Pleasure By Erica Ridley

 

Lord Of Pleasure By Erica Ridley
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STORY-LINE LORD OF PLEASURE BY ERICA RIDLEY:

In Lord Of Pleasure, the reader finds a lively romp through Regency England.  Mousy good girl Camellia Grenville barely opens her mouth and sits in the corners; she guards her reputation to make sure her two sisters, Dahlia and Bryony, find suitable matches. Considered on the shelf, a wallflower, an old maid, Camellia’s the dutiful daughter.  Her one glory is music where she excels; privately Camellia has dreams.  Unwilling to go meekly along with her parents decision for her life, Camellia finds herself at a notorious masked ball dressed to kill.  Ready for some fun in her life, she gets more than she expected.

Lord Wainwright, reputedly a hell-rake, hedonist, debaucher of women, suddenly finds himself betting he can change his reputation. He has 40 days to succeed and stay out of the papers.  However, fate places a delectable masked young woman in his path.  Staying respectable will be very hard to do.  Will fate allow Wainwright and Camellia to forge a relationship that could destroy all she holds dear.  Is a love match possible between the debaucher and the good girl?  My reviews of romance novel, Lord of Pleasure, follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Lord of Pleasure is fine romp in the ballrooms and parlors of Regency England.  Combining two very different people together was an artistic stroke by Ridley.  Or were they really, deep inside, so very different?  I loved how well the sisters related and

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AUDIO RELEASE OF LORD OF PLEASURE

 

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Author Bio

Erica Ridley is a USA Today and New York Times best-selling author of historical romance novels.
In the new Rogues to Riches historical romance series, Cinderella stories aren’t just for princesses… Sigh-worthy Regency rogues sweep strong-willed young ladies into whirlwind rags-to-riches romance with rollicking adventure.
The popular Dukes of War series features roguish peers and dashing war heroes who return from battle only to be thrust into the splendor and madness of Regency England.
When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip-lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest.

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LORD OF PLEASURE RELEASE 5-2-17

 

 

Lord Of Pleasure By Erica Ridley
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EXCERPT: LORD OF PLEASURE

 

“Lady X, I presume?” His heart was still pounding and his breath a bit too quick, but he’d made it. He was the first at her side.
“Lord X.” Her red lips smiled up at him from beneath her impenetrable black mask. “It’s a pleasure to see you again.”
“The pleasure is most definitely mine.” He proffered his arm. “Come with me.”
“Should I?” she rejoined archly.
“I shall beg if I must.”
Only when her fingers curved about his elbow did his tense muscles finally relax.
He guided her up the slender staircase lining the far wall. When they reached the upper promenade, he led her not to the balcony overlooking the back garden, but to a hidden corridor with a second, smaller staircase, twisting up a dark tower.
She tilted her head. “What’s up there?”
“Come and find out.” He stepped into the darkness, held out his hand, and waited.
She placed her white-gloved fingers in his.
“I’ve been thinking of you all week,” he said roughly. “It’s been maddening.”
“Why didn’t you stop?”
“I can’t.” He pulled her into his arms and slanted his mouth over hers.
The last time he’d kissed her, he’d felt she was holding back on her passion. He didn’t want her to. Not with him. Not tonight. He cradled the side of her face in his hand and told her with every kiss that there was no need for circumspection. No need to be tentative.
Whoever she was before she stepped through the vestibule door, here she was a goddess cloaked in darkness and sheltered by the night. They were as anonymous as stars in the sky, their passion as bright. Her power was boundless. With naught more than the taste of her kiss, she was capable of bringing him to his knees.
Heart pounding, he pulled away while he still could.

 

A June Wedding by Emily Murdoch

 

 

A June Wedding By Emily Murdoch
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STORY-LINE A JUNE WEDDING BY EMILY MURDOCH:

A June Wedding follows Victoria Walsingham and Isaac Quinn, the son of the Duke of Daventry. Victoria and Isaac, raised as neighbors, played and romped their childhood away together; later she fell in love with Isaac.  When Isaac informs her he can never marry her because of her station, her heart’s broken.

Victoria suddenly finds herself in demand when her brother inherits the title of Earl of Cheshire. She goes from poor to wealthy over night.  After a season in London, she returns to her country home to find an invitation to Isaac’s wedding.  However, Isaac and Victoria can not stay away from each other; he manages to break her heart anew each time they meet.

Will these two ever find happiness together or are they destined to remain apart?  Can love conquer all?  My reviews for romance novel, A June Wedding, follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Emily Murdoch created a multi-faceted character in Isaac.  I ran a gauntlet of emotions for him.  I found I wanted to shake him until his eyes rolled in his head and other times I wanted to slap him silly. Then he would be sweet and I was cheering

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The Earl’s New Identity By Jasmine Ashford

 

The Regency Renegades Series – Beauty and Titles)

(CLEAN Historical Romance)

The Earl's New Identity by Jasmine Ashford
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STORY-LINE THE EARL’S NEW IDENTITY BY JASMINE ASHFORD:

In the Earl’s New Identity, we find Wesley, Earl of Rippon, ran from his life in Ireland.  Never looking back, Wesley is a rising star in the British Navy; his life is exactly what he wants.  On leave he and his mates stay with Lord Bamber, Third Lieutenant.  Bamber’s the only person on board aware of Wesley’s true identity.  While staying with Bamber, Wesley meets a beautiful young singer on the street, not realizing she’s Lola Montclair;  Bamber’s good friend and a well-known actress.  The attraction is immediate for both.  However, something terrible is happening at the theater.  Three young men have died who had scenes with Lola.

With Lola a suspect in the case, Wesley has decisions to make;  decisions which will affect the rest of his life.  Can Wesley solve the murders?  Can nobility and commoner forge a relationship?  My reviews of mystery romance novel, The Earl’s New Identity, follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

First let me say, this book’s a relaxing and entertaining read.  Perfect for an afternoon of light reading in your favorite chair. I found Ashford’s characters likeable and the story-line interesting.  However, I could not imagine a person of higher rank

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Lord Of Chance By Erica Ridley

 

 

Lord Of Chance By Erica Ridley
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STORY-LINE LORD OF CHANCE BY ERICA RIDLEY

Lord Of Chance, book 1 in the new series Rogues To Riches, filled with emotion and drama, grabs the reader immediately.  Anthony Fairfax, gambler, man about town, and provider for his family, finds himself in Scotland gambling and winning big; maybe he will be able to pay his earlier gambling debts.  Anthony owes a ton of money to a gambling hell;  they want their money or he’s going to debtors prison. However, fate has other plans for Anthony.  After lady luck smiled on him all night, he could not imagine losing the huge pot; yet, fate steps in and the unimaginable happens in the blink of an eye.

Charlotte Devon, ran from her home in London traveling to Scotland to find a father she has never met.  Escaping a life of humiliation and mental torment, she seeks acceptance from her father.   As fate would have it, Anthony and Charlotte are staying at the same inn. When Anthony allows Charlotte to enter the game of chance, neither realized their lives would change forever.  Through a set of unfortunate circumstances they are leg shackled/married under Scottish law.  Will Charlotte have to give up her dreams of security and acceptance from a father she has never known?  Will debtors prison claim Anthony?  Can romance bloom between these two?  Come along with Charlotte and Anthony as they travel the road of love, loss, guilt, insecurity, and redemption.

My reviews for regency romance novel, Lord of Chance, follows.

 

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Author Erica Ridley created a wonderful beginning to her new series, Rogues To Riches in Lord Of Chance.  The story-

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DID YOU KNOW?

ERICA RIDLEY, AUTHOR OF NEW

ROGUES TO RICHES SERIES

 

 

Erica Ridley is a USA Today and New York Times best-selling author of historical romance novels.
In the new Rogues to Riches historical romance series, Cinderella stories aren’t just for princesses… Sigh-worthy Regency rogues sweep strong-willed young ladies into whirlwind rags-to-riches romance with rollicking adventure.
The popular Dukes of War series features roguish peers and dashing war heroes who return from battle only to be thrust into the splendor and madness of Regency England.
When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip-lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest.

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AVAILABLE 4-11-17 IN PAPERBACK OR E-READER FORMATS

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Author Fact Sheet

Erica Ridley is a USA Today and New York Times best-selling author of over sixteen romance novels. She is represented by Lauren Abramo of the Dystel & Goderich literary agency.

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LORD OF CHANCE BY ERICA RIDLEY EXCERPT

 

 

LORD OF CHANCE AVAILABLE 4-11-17

 

 

REGENCY ROMANCE AT ITS BEST

 

 

 

 

LORD OF CHANCE, BOOK 1 IN THE ROGUES TO RICHES SERIES

The fledgling hope building in Charlotte’s breast was more than ill-advised. The last thing she needed was Mr. Fairfax becoming involved. Not when she had no idea what their future held.
But what if they were able to resolve their legal predicament and then discovered they suited quite well? Wouldn’t it be lovely have a kind, handsome husband?
She pushed the tantalizing idea away. For now, they must stick to being friends.
“Help me to my feet, Mr. Fairfax,” she said instead.
“Oh, dear,” he gasped in mock horror. “Are we to be a stuffy married couple?”
She looked down her nose at him primly. “A lady would never use her husband’s given name without permission.”
“Then, by God, you must call me Anthony immediately. And I shall call you…”
She gazed back at him placidly.
“…Mary?” he guessed.
She pressed her lips together and shook her head.
“Sarah? Jane? Griselda Louise?”

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Love In Springtime By Isabella Thorne And Others

 

 

Love in Springtime: A Regency Romance Easter Collection:

5 Delightful Regency Easter Stories (Regency Collections Book 3)

Authors: Richmond, Windsor, Keats, Bruce, Thorne

Love In Springtime by Richmond,Windsor,Thorne,Keats,Bruce
Love in Springtime, Cover

 

Love In Springtime, a collection of wonderful regency romances, provides hours of relaxing entertainment. This collection has 5 books by 5 different authors.  I chose to review Isabella Thorne’s contribution to the collection.  Thorne is one of my favorite regency authors.  My reviews of romance novel, Love Springs Anew, follows.

 

STORY-LINE LOVE SPRINGS ANEW BY ISABELLA THORNE:

Philippa Dunn ruined her chances in society when she found her fiancé kissing another woman.  The fact the woman’s engaged to The Duke of Chesney, did not help matters.  However, by the time Philippa had hysterically cussed like a sailor, using language no lady should know and thrown a fit, she sealed her fate in the ton.   Known as a shrew from that time forward, no one called on her again.

Phillipa, now a spinster, reads racy romance books and sits at home caring for her cousin Carolina.  Philippa considers, Carolina, who’s beautiful and gay, the child she would never have.  With many gentlemen calling on Carolina, Philippa’s cast in the role of chaperone as she sits in a corner reading her racy books.  However, fate steps in when Gregory

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Winning The Indecisive Duke By Jessie Bennett

 

 

The Fairbank Series

WINNING THE INDECISIVE DUKE BY JESSIE BENNETT
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STORY-LINE WINNING THE INDECISIVE DUKE BY JESSIE BENNETT:

Winning The Indecisive Duke, by author Jessie Bennett, a character driven story of family dynamics, love, and romance, will hold your attention;  providing hours of entertainment.  Jonah Boothe and Elizabeth Huntington engaged from the cradle, cemented families, lands, and friendship.  Both have been the best of friends their entire life.  So close, they are almost brother and sister; each feels they can not marry.  Their love is a love of siblings not romantic love of the heart.

Add in a twisted sister, Alexandra, rejected by the man she was to wed, a new arrival in the area, Daniel Forsley Duke of Athlone, and you have all the ingredients for a first-rate regency romance.  With two sisters vying for the Dukes regard, old jealousies, insecurities, and hatred will rise;  the Duke’s indecision in choosing his bride, plays one against the other.  Both sisters beautiful and poised, come from a good family;  making it hard for him to choose between them.

Who will win the Dukes hand in marriage?  Will Elizabeth and Jonah break the family contract to find their true loves?  Will Elizabeth’s sister, Alexandra, ruin any chance Elizabeth has to find happiness?  My reviews for romance novel, Winning The Indecisive Duke, follows.

 

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Foremost, a regency romance, Bennett included suspense in her latest book.   The story-line is an intense drama between

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Romancing The Rogue By Erica Ridley

 

 

Gothic Historical Romance (Volume 2)

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Romancing The Rogue by Erica Ridley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE ROMANCING THE ROGUE:

Author Erica Ridley crafted a first class regency gothic historical novel in Romancing The Rogue.  Rebecca Bond’s orphaned and sent to Castle Keyvnor, Bocka Morrow, Cornwall, England.   Her Uncle, the Lord of Castle Keyvnor, promptly forgets she exists.  As a result, living in seclusion, taking over the books for the estate, leaving notes for the servants and estate manager, Rebecca’s lonely existence become the norm for her.  Seen as a shadow or ghost, Rebecca’s placed in an awful situation.  Upon the death of the old Lord, Rebecca finds a new Lord in charge of the castle and estate.  Told by the new Lord she must marry within three months and leave the castle, Rebecca’s left at sixes and nines.

Threatening to find a husband for her, Rebecca can not let him choose her husband.  Rebecca’s determined to find a good man even though she has always loved Daniel Goodenham, Lord North-Barrows.  Even after the direct cut from Daniel, she

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Coming Soon: Book Release and Review: Romancing The Rogue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RELEASE AND REVIEW DATE:  MARCH 21, 2017

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Romancing the Rogue Synopsis

When the new earl inherits, poor relation Miss Rebecca Bond must wed immediately or be out on her ear. The only man she’s ever loved is summoned to hear the will—but he already rejected her so soundly that they haven’t spoken in years. Yet who better than a rakish Viscount to teach her how to snare a gentleman who appreciates her charms?

Daniel Goodenham, Lord North-Barrows, regrets nothing more than the lost friendship with the one woman who treated him like a man, not a title. Fate has given him the perfect pretext to win her forgiveness—even if it means having to matchmake her to someone else. But now that she’s back in his life, he’ll do anything to convince her to choose him instead…

Romancing the Rogue is a standalone gothic novella that first appeared in the Vexed anthology as part of the Haunting of Castle Keyvnor multi-author series.

Release Date: Publisher: Length: Genre:

ISBN: 978-1943794010 (ebook) ISBN: 978-1943794027 (mmpb)

March 2017
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150 pages (30,000 words) Historical Romance

MSRP: $2.99 MSRP: $6.99

 

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Mischief, Mayhem and Murder: A Marquis of Evermont Regency Romance By Isabella Thorne

 

 

(The Duke’s Wicked Wager Sweet and Wholesome Regency Romance Series Book 5)

Mischief, Mayhem and Murder: A Marquis of Evermont Regency Romance by Isbella Thorne
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STORY-LINE MISCHIEF, MAYHEM AND MURDER: A MARQUIS OF EVERMONT REGENCY ROMANCE BY ISABELLA THORNE

In Mischief, Mayhem and Murder: A Marquis of Evermont Regency Romance, we find an intense regency romance as we follow two of the noble ton on their exploits.  Frederic, the young Marquis of Evermont and George, Duke of Pemberton, drink, gamble, and run with women.  While George has the means for all their activities, Frederic relies on his father’s good graces.  Unable to pay his gambling debts, he still continues to party with George.

However, fate steps in when Frederic see Adele Bouchard performing on stage; he’s immediately smitten.  Adele, very aware of her position in society as seen through the eyes of the nobility, can not help the attraction she feels for Frederic.  However, Frederic’s gambling debtors are fast on his trail with threats of violence.  Will Frederic loose all he loves?  Come read this fast paced short novel to find out.  My reviews of regency romance novel, Mischief, Mayhem and Murder: A Marquis of Evermont Regency Romance, follows.

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In Want Of A Wife By Odelia Floris

 

 

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STORY LINE OF IN WANT OF A WIFE:

In Want Of A Wife, portrays the Regency era of history with all its stifling rules and restrictions.  Sent to the London marriage mart season, found in all the best drawing rooms and ballrooms, two very different sisters, Rose and Arielle, vie for love.

Nevertheless, Rosa, a small mousey girl is quite, stammers, shy beyond the pale, and subservient to her sister, dreads the season.  She desires to return home to the peace and quite of the country side.  Meanwhile, Arielle is the exact opposite of Rosa.  She is beautiful, confident, and outgoing in every way and ready to take on any and all for love.

Rosa, ever the wallflower, will find herself in a pickle.  Not only does she have one suitor, she has two. Arielle is crazy for a handsome Captain.  Are these suitors what they seem?   Left to their own device, by

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The Rogue’s Bride (Dry Bayou Brides Book 4) by Lynn Winchester

 

 

 

 

DRY BAYOU TEXAS SERIES BOOK 4

 

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The Earl’s Unexpected Journey Of Love By Jessie Bennett

 

THE FAIRBANK SERIES

THE EARL'S UNEXPECTED JOURNEY OF LOVE BY JESSIE BENNETT
THE EARL’S UNEXPECTED JOURNEY OF LOVE

 

STORY-LINE THE EARL’S UNEXPECTED JOURNEY OF LOVE:

Lady Juliette Anne Ellingham, desires adventure and travel.  In The Earl’s Unexpected Journey Of Love, not only will she find adventure, she just might find something worth keeping for eternity.   Her father wants Juliette settled with a good husband surrounded by family.

Earl Joshua Allan Hershey is an adventurer;  quite and subdued in nature with excellent character. Unfortunately, he has a mandate from his father’s will he must meet or lose his fortune.   Just returned from an adventure in Africa, Joshua finds himself dining with friends including Juliette and her father;  both are missionaries to the less fortunate overseas.  Therefore, knowing Juliette desires to travel and adventure, her father grants her wish.  However, she must have a guardian on the trip as he will not be

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An Unwelcome Proposal By Bree Wolf

 

BOOK 4:  A FORBIDDEN LOVE NOVELLLA

AN UNWELCOME PROPOSAL BY BREE WOLF
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STORY-LINE AN UNWELCOME PROPOSAL:

In An Unwelcome Proposal, Christine Dansby does not believe in marriage.  However her sister is very happily married to the love of her life, William, when an accident takes his memory.  In effort to rekindle his memory of their love, Christine comes up with one of her hair brain schemes.  With the help of the obnoxious Wesley, brother to Richard, Christine creates a battle plan to bring William’s memory and love back to the surface.

Wesley has never loved before and Christine has no need of marriage.  However, Christine has captured

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A Michaelmas Wager by Emily Murdoch

 

 

A Regency Romance

A Michaelmas Wager By Emily Murdoch
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STORY-LINE A MICHAELMAS WAGER:

Rufus Lovell and Juliana Honeyfield feature in author Emily Murdoch’s regency romance novel, A Michaelmas Wager, along with Juliana’s best friend and cousin Audrey.  Rufus came into his father’s wealth after the death of his waster brother.  Falling in with a group of rowdy lazy drunkards from power and wealth, Rufus finds himself the center of their latest escapade.  This wager will not turn out as the group thinks; at the center of the wager stands Miss Juliana Honeyfield.  At the latest party in Hyde Park, waging Rufus will not marry the first woman to drink from the punch by Michaelmas, the rowdy bunch waits for the recipient of Rufus’ suit.  Juliana’s the innocent dupe in their game as she fills her cup from the punch bowl.

So begins a match of hearts, misunderstandings, and deception, as Rufus with Juliana unaware of the

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The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation By Erica Ridley

 

 

THE DUKES OF WAR BOOK 1

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STORY-LINE THE VISCOUNT’S CHRISTMAS TEMPTATION:

The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation’s a clean sweet romance between two independent strong people.  Lady Amelia Pembroke manages things, from her brother’s household to persuading Viscount Benedict Sheffield his annual Christmas party must go on.  For Amelia has decided to choose her future husband from the attendees using Debrett’s Peerage. She sets out to manage Lord Benedict Sheffield the way she manages everything, like a tiny general in charge of Her Majesties troops.

After lightning and subsequent fire destroy the ballroom, Sheffield’s determined to forgo the Christmas party for much-needed rest and relaxation.  Amelia’s determined to manage him into changing his mind for

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A Dance At The Christmas Ball By Caroline Johnson

 

 

A Dance At The Christmas Ball By Caroline Johnson
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STORY LINE, A DANCE AT THE CHRISTMAS BALL:

In A Dance At The Christmas Ball, author Caroline Johnson takes us back to Regency England in her latest inspirational romance novel.  Madelene Blackmore receives an invitation to her Aunt and Uncle’s estate for the Christmas season.   Matchmaking is on their mind.  Her relatives have decided Madelene and Lord Langley would be the perfect match.  Her cousin, Julia, does everything she can to further their mission.  However, when introduced to Madelene, Langley appears standoffish and cold.  How will Madelene overcome her first impression of Lord Langley?  Will Madelene dance with him?  Will the matchmaking bear fruit?

Grab a cup of your favorite hot beverage, relax, and enjoy my romance novel review of A Dance At The Christmas Ball.

 

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:

First and foremost, A Dance At The Christmas Ball is perfect for an afternoon of relaxing enjoyment,

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Christmas Mystery Of The Heart By Caroline Johnson

 

 

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STORY LINE CHRISTMAS MYSTERY OF THE HEART:

Although a short  inspirational mystery romance novel, Christmas Mystery Of The Heart, is a clean, satisfying, and enjoyable readAuthor Caroline Johnson set this romance novel in 1820, Regency England.  Running from an abusive father, Lady Sarah Sayers becomes governess for the hunky Duke of Huntington’s son and daughter.  Taking the name, Sarah Brown, she finds two lovely small children.

Meanwhile, as time passes, Sarah and Oliver, become closer, sharing their love of the children.  However, Oliver has a dilemma.  He seeks Sarah advice to find a solution which will protect his children and his name.  Will they find the solution needed?  Will they overcome their problem of the commoner and the Duke?  Who is the man terrorizing the estate?  Will Sarah find the courage to reveal her sordid history?  Is there a happy ever after for this small troupe?

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Caught by Lolita London

Caught by Lolita London

 

The Young Handsome Doctor

A Radical New Medical Treatment

And The Beautiful Thief

 

 

A hot young doctor in the Victorian Era with a radical new treatment for women’s hysteria.  Can you see where this is going?  Read on for a Victorian romp!

STORY LINE:

Dr. Thomas Winterbourne has a radical new therapy for women’s hysteria.   The only problem with the therapy,  it leaves Doctor Winterbourne in a state of arousal.  Ashamed, Dr. Winterbourne finds relief at the local brothel with Maggie Green;  he lets slip that he is looking for a new maid.  Maggie contacts Andy

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Wedding Matilda by Heather Hiestand

An UnwWedding Matildaed Mother

A Proper Gentleman

A Mystery To Solve

 

This is book six of the Redcake series; it can read as a stand alone. The Redcake Tea Shop employs Ewan Hales, which is under Matilda Redcake’s control.  Ewan is a hard worker and proud of his employment as he is in line to manage the new enterprise to open shortly.

 

When sub-quality flour is discovered, Ewan and Matilda work together to discover if the tainted flour sold to Redcakes was sabotage or a mistake. He and Matilda slowly realize an attraction is growing. Meanwhile Ewan discovers he is the heir to the Earl of Fitzgerald, which will disrupt his life but also improve it in others. He now could address Matilda.

 

Matilda is an unwed mother.  After one indiscretion, her lover refuses to marry her, and then returns to persuade her marriage was possible.  Matilda refused and proceeded to raise her son alone. Matilda’s chances are ruined as far as marriage due to birthing her son out-of-wedlock.  Her two-year son is kidnapped and her life is falling apart. Ewan,along with her family, wants to help her find him.

Characters, Plotting,  And Development:

The plots keep coming in this book. Author Heather Hiestand kept my interest from the

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A Radical Arrangement by Jane Ashford

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How Do Like Romance Wrapped In Mystery

 

Romance, Mystery, All Wrapped In One Love Story

 

Jane Ashford, as author of this book, has created another wonderful Regency Romance.  She is a seasoned writer with many books to her credit.

 

Margaret Mayfield is a typical gentle young woman of her day; repressed, timid, naive, totally controlled by her overbearing mother and father, totally unaware of what was happening outside her narrow world of parties, teas, and socials.  Her life is ruled by the standards of the day.

 

Sir Justin Keigley is the opposite of Margaret. He promotes progressive legislature and improvements for

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Nine Buck’s Row by Jennifer Wilde writing as T. E. Huff

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Jack The Ripper

Victorian London’s East Side

Evil, Mystery, Adventure, and Love

 

Author Jennifer Wilde has created this story in London’s east side which in the reign of Queen Victoria was a hell hole, during the day it was relatively safe.  At night evil reigned supreme, from young bucks looking for fun to the new evil of the murderer called the Ripper.

 

The Ripper kills silently, efficiently and very brutally.  Ms. Wilde’s descriptions of the east side were so vivid I could see each street and the activities taking place; I could see the trash and offal, I could almost smell the odors.

 

The heroine of the story is Susannah; she lives in the east side with her Aunt Marietta until her Aunt is violently killed.  Susannah moves in with Margaret, a distant cousin of Marietta’s; our hero Nicholas Craig, who is wealthy, sullen, cold, distant, and has a strange occupation of creating statistics lives temporarily with his Aunt Margaret until he completes his book of statistics.

 

Aunt Margaret also has a strange boarder, Mr. Lord, in her attic.  The stage is set for this murder mystery.  The Ripper is running a muck in London’s East Side and Susannah is trying to solve the mystery of her guardian, Ms. Margaret’s house on Nine Buck Row, and fighting her attraction to Nicholas; attraction which runs both ways.

 

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Beauty and the Rake (The Rookery Rogues #3)by Erica Monroe

 

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This is the third book of the Rookery Rogues, but can be read as a stand alone.

Beauty and The Rake is the first of this series I have read.  Author Erica Monroe has created a wonderful take on the old fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast.  This is a different type of Victorian novel as it does not involve nobles nor people of quality.  I found this very refreshing.

 

Abigail and Inspector Michael Strickland are definitely not from the noble class. Abigail Vautille lives in impoverishment in the poorest area of Whitechapel. Life is an exhausting business in the

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Silk and Scars by Cassandra Dean

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This story begins in London and Devon in 1845. Gwen is employed by Lord Beecham in the London law Silk and Scars by Cassandra Deanfirm that handles legal matter for the Edward, Duke of Sowrith. She mistakenly mixes a personal letter in with correspondence to Edward.

 

Thus begins the writing friendship of Gwen and Edward. The letters flow back and forth for over a year.  In these letters each show their fears.  Edward reveals he is physically scarred and for this reason he rarely leaves Devon , where is he accepted. Gwen reveals her fear for the health and well- being of her parents and how she longs for home.

 

Author Cassandra Deans descriptions were so vivid I could easily see the scene described; whether it was the tors and moors described by Edward or setting the scene of reading Gwen’s and Edward’s letters.

 

Edward demands Lord Beecham and his scribe Gwen come to Devon immediately, after Gwen wrote of an incident occurring at the firm. Edward and Gwen would finally

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An Elaborate Hoax by Shirley Marks

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Mr. David Cavanaugh has a problem. His Grandmother has been on her death-bed several times; she elaborte hoaxwanted him married with heirs before she died. He invented a family, then she miraculously recovered.

He kept up the ruse to keep her healthy and happy. On her death-bed again, David must produce his family. Mrs. Penny Parker is just what he needs, along with his niece and nephew as his children. This begins the tale of David and Penny.

 

David’s idea of caring for his grandmother is writing to her not providing his companionship.
David is rather dense when it comes to women and their emotions or how to deal with either. Author Shirley Marks portrayed him as rather out of touch, in his words, he never seemed to do the right thing. Is David correct, are his grandmothers servants ease-dropping on their every word? Did everyone really believe his hoax family really existed?

 

Mrs. Penny Parker takes on the task of moving David from standing back and watching life, to becoming involved in the everyday world of family life. As with many gentlemen of his time period, they did not take

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