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Saturday, 02 June 2012 13:50

Review: Never Wager Against Love

Never_Wager_Against_Love“Never Wager Against Love” by Maureen Driscoll (historical, selp-published, March 2012, $3.99, 280pp)

 

Series: The Kellingtons

  1. “Never a Mistress, No Longer a Maid” – Edward Kellington (Ned) and Jane Wetherby
  2. “Never Miss a Chance” – Lady Elizabeth Kellington & Marcus Redmond, Marquess of Riverton
  3. “Never Wager Against Love” – Vanessa Gans & Arthur Kellington

 

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012 18:56

Review: A Night Like This

Night_Like_This“A Night Like This” by Julia Quinn (historical, Avon, June 2012, $7.99, 384pp)

 

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Series: The Smythe-Smith Quartet

  1. “Just Like Heaven” – Honoria Smythe-Smith & Marcus Holyroyd
  2. “A Night Like This” – Anne Wynter & Daniel Smythe-Smith

 

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Taming_Scottish_Princess“The Taming of the Scottish Princess” by Karen Hawkins (historical, Pocket, May 2012, $7.99, 400pp)

 

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Series: The Hurst Amulet

  1. “One Night in Scotland” – Mary Hurst & the Earl of Erroll
  2. “Scandal in Scotland” – Marcail Beauchamp & William Hurst
  3. “A Most Dangerous Profession” – Robert Hurst & Moira MacAllister
  4. “The Taming of a Scottish Princess” – Michael Hurst & Jane Smyth-Haughton

 

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Saturday, 19 May 2012 18:52

Review: The Runaway Countess

Runaway_countess“The Runaway Countess” by Leigh LaValle (historical, Samhain, March 2012, $6.50, 299pp)


Summary:
Her heart longs for justice, but her body clamors for sin.

 

Once the darling of high society, Mazie Chetwyn knows firsthand how quickly the rich and powerful turn their backs on the less fortunate. Orphaned, penniless and determined to defy their ruthless whims, she joins forces with a local highwayman who steals from the rich to give to the poor.

Then the pawn broker snitches, and Mazie is captured by the Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire. A man who is far too handsome, far too observant…and surely as corrupt as his father once was.

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Tuesday, 08 May 2012 19:49

Review: Beguiling the Beauty

beguiling-the-beauty-150x240“Beguiling the Beauty” by Sherry Thomas (historic, Berkley Sensation, May 2012, $7.99, 304pp)

 

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Series: The Fitzhugh Trilogy

  1. “Beguiling the Beauty” – Venetia Easterbrook & the Duke of Lexington
  2. “Ravishing the Heiress” – Millicent Fitzhugh & the Earl Fitzhugh
  3. “Tempting the Bride” – Helene Fitzhugh & David Hillsborough, Viscount Hastings

 

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Saturday, 05 May 2012 12:01

Review: The Saint Who Stole My Heart

Saint-Stole1-200x326“The Saint Who Stole My Heart” by Stefanie Sloane (historical, Ballantine, May 2012, $7.99, 304pp)

 

Series: The Regency Rogues

  1. “The Devil in Disguise” – Lord William Randall, the Duke of Clairemont & Lucinda Gray
  2. “The Angel in My Arms” – Marcus Maxwell, the Earl of Weston & Sarah Tisdale
  3. “The Sinner Who Seduced Me” – James Marlowe & Lady Clarissa Collins
  4. “The Saint Who Stole My Heart” – Dashiel Matthews, Viscount Carrington & Miss Elena Barnes
  5. “The Scoundrel Takes a Bride” – Nicholas Bourne & Lady Sophia Southwell (to be releasesed)
  6. “The Wicked Widow Meets Her Match” – Langdon Bourne, the Earl of Stonehcliffe & Grace Crowther (to be released)

 

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Wednesday, 02 May 2012 19:09

Review: The Proposal

proposal-newface292The Proposal by Mary Balogh (historical, Delacorte, May 2012, $36.00, 320pp)

 

Summary
Lady Gwendoline Muir is rescued by Hugo Emes, Lord Trentham, an ex-military officer, while visiting a friend.  As she recovers the two develop a friendship, but fight their attraction as they struggle with class differences and inner demons.

 

Review
This was a wonderful story.  Lady Gwendoline is a minor character in other books by Mary Balogh but one does not have to have read those books as this story stands independently on its own.

 

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Monday, 30 April 2012 18:41

Review: Coming Up Roses

ComingUpRoses“Coming Up Roses” by Catherine Anderson (historical, Signet, May 2012, $7.99, 432pp - reprint)

 

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Summary
Widow Kate Blakely survived a cruel husband and now struggles to raise her daughter and keep her small farm afloat in 1890, Oregon.  Harboring a deep secret, she keeps new neighbor Zachariah McGovern at length until she must turn to him to help save her daughter.  When he nearly dies as a result, Kate nurses him back to health.  As Zach heals, Kate slowly learns to trust, but she isn’t sure she can trust him with her deepest secret.

 

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Friday, 27 April 2012 19:14

Review: Lyon's Bride

LYONS-BRIDE_223“Lyon’s Bride” by Cathy Maxwell (historical, Avon, May 2012, $7.99, 384pp)

 

Series: The Chattan Curse

  1. “Lyon’s Bride” – Thea Martin & Neal Chattan, Lord Lyon
  2. “The Scottish Witch” – Harry Chattan (to be released in November of 2012)
  3. “The Devil’s Heart” – Margaret Chattan (to be released in early 2013)

 

Summary:
"When a Chattan male falls in love, strike his heart with fire from above..."

 

They call him Lord Lyon, proud, determined— and cursed. He is in need of a bride, but if he falls in love, he dies. His fervent hope is that by marrying— and having a son—without love, perhaps he can break the curse's chains forever.

 

Enter beautiful Thea Martin—a duke's headstrong, errant daughter and society's most brilliant matchmaker. Years ago, she and Lyon were inseparable, until he disappeared from her life without a word. Now she is charged with finding Lyon's bride—a woman he cannot love for a man Thea could love too well.

 

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Wednesday, 25 April 2012 12:30

Review: An Heir of Deception

AnHeirofDeception300RNNREad2-3“An Heir of Deception” by Beverley Kendall (historical, self-published, April 2012, $4.99)

 

Series: The Elusive Lords

  1. “Sinful Surrender” – Millicent “Missy” Armstrong & James Rutherford
  2. “A Taste of Desire” – Lady Amelia Bertram & Thomas Armstrong
  3. “All’s Fair in Love & Seduction” – Miss Elizabeth Smith & Viscount Derek Creswell (novella)
  4. “An Heir of Deception” – Alex Cartwright & Charlotte

 

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