Displaying items by tag: historical
Saturday, 31 March 2012 11:10
“The Duke’s Perfect Wife” by Jennifer Ashley (historical, Berkley, April 2012, $7.99, 320pp)
Series: Mackenzie brothers
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 14:19
“How to Ravish a Rake” by Vicky Dreiling (historical, Grand Central, April 2012, $7.99, 400pp)
Amy Hardwick has one last Season to shake off her wallflower image and make a love match. If she can’t, she’ll set aside her dreams of romance and return home to a suitor who can provide security—if little else. What she doesn’t count on is the inappropriate—and irresistible—attention lavished on her in a darkened library by rake extraordinaire Will “The Devil” Darcett . . .
When Will is caught in a tryst with the ton’s shyest miss, he knows he must offer for her hand. Yet Amy is not the shrinking violet she seems to be. Passion lies beneath her prim exterior and Will is eager to release it. But winning Amy isn’t simply a matter of seduction; first, Will must convince her that he’s mended his wicked ways . . .
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 19:08
“The Seduction of Lady X” by Julia London (historical, Pocket, March 2012, $7.99, 400pp)
Series: Secrets of Hadley Green
Thursday, 22 March 2012 19:59
“Confessions from an Arranged Marriage” by Miranda Neville (historical, Avon, April 2012, $7.99, 384)
Series: The Burgundy Club
Sunday, 18 March 2012 12:22
“Heiress Without a Cause” by Sara Ramsey (historical, SpencerHill Associates, February 2012, $3.99, 340pp)
Series: Muses of Mayfair
Thursday, 08 March 2012 14:24
“Lucky Penny” by Catherine Anderson (historical, Signet, January 2012, $7.99, 432pp): “Lucky Penny” is another Coulter family historical novel by Catherine Anderson. This book shows exactly how far a woman will go for her child. Brianna and David, the two main characters, are brought together by a fictitious story that Brianna tells to protect her daughter. Over time, she finds out how hard it is to keep the truth hidden.
In 1891, there were very few jobs available for a young mother. Brianna found one taking care of a widow’s son. When this man made advances, she kindly informed him that she was married. A bit later, he wants Brianna to write her husband and ask him to come get her and their child. He is about to remarry and has no use for Brianna’s services anymore. With her back against the wall, Brianna starts sending letters to David Paxton; a man she doesn’t think exists. For six years, Brianna and her daughter, Daphne, continue writing letters to the fictitious David. Over time, Daphne takes the story to heart and wishes that her papa would come to their rescue.
Thursday, 01 March 2012 13:49
“The Husband Hunt” by Lynsay Sands (historical, Avon, March 2012, $7.99, 384pp)
Monday, 27 February 2012 15:15
“A Rogue by Any Other Name” by Sarah MacLean (historical, Avon, March 2012, $7.99, 400pp)
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 20:22
“Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel” by Samantha Grace (historical, Sourcebooks, February 2012, $6.99, 412pp): How do I talk about “Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel,” Samantha Grace’s debut historical romance? I don’t really know. I had a very difficult time reading this book. While it had a strong setup and characters I thought were great together (well, at first), the central source of conflict between the hero and the heroine was The Big Misunderstanding – ok, really The Big Misunderstandings that happened again and again and again. The story showed such promise but that promise was not realized.
Miss Lana Hillary is in her second season – and is still unwed. Her mother is obsessively worried that Lana has no prospects and is pushing less than desirable men at her daughter. Lana catches the attention of Lord Andrew Forest, a younger son of a duke who is rake, scoundrel and pleasure seeker. Yet, something about Lana calls to Drew, so much so that he cannot stay away from her – despite his brother’s explicit order to leave the innocent woman alone.
Monday, 13 February 2012 13:55
“The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae” by Stephanie Laurens (historical, Avon, January 2012, $7.99, 496pp)
Series: The Cynster Sisters’ Trilogy & 18th Cynster book