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Review:Mad Maria’s Daughter by Patricia Rice

Review:Mad Maria’s Daughter by Patricia Rice

The Particulars: Historical Romance, Regency Reads, e-book. The Source: Fictionwise The Grade: B+ The Blurb: Daphne Templeton knows society has stigmatized her because of her mad mother, so she decides to leave London and live with her Aunt Agatha in the country. On the way she’s abducted by a highwayman, whom she insists see her to safety. Meeting neighbor Lord Griffin, Daphne finds him vaguely familiar and wonders at the connection between him and the highwayman. But Lord Griffin’s twin…

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Review: The Mistress of Trevelyan by Jennifer St Giles

Review: The Mistress of Trevelyan by Jennifer St Giles

The Particulars: Historical Romance, re-issued backlist, available as e-book. The Source: Amazon Freebie The Grade: B+ The Blurb: In 1873 San Francisco, spirited Ann Lovell takes a position no one else dares — as governess to the motherless sons of the enigmatic Benedict Trevelyan. It has long been whispered that Trevelyan Manor hides dark secrets and sinister deeds — including the murder of Benedict’s wife. But Ann refuses to pay heed to spiteful rumor. As she grows to cherish her…

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Review: The Virtuoso by Grace Burrowes

Review: The Virtuoso by Grace Burrowes

The Particulars: Historical Romance, Sourcebooks, available in print and as ebook The Source: Purchased at Allromance  The Grade: A The blurb: Ellen Markham tells herself she’s happy raising flowers and living in near penury in the Oxfordshire countryside, but when Valentine Windham moves in just on the other side of the wood, Ellen’s longing for things she can never have threatens to overcome her good sense. Valentine’s artistic soul, tender loving, and ducal determination tempt Ellen to trust and confide…

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Review: Lady Sophia’s Christmas Wish by Grace Burrrowes

Review: Lady Sophia’s Christmas Wish by Grace Burrrowes

The Particulars:  Historical Romance, Sourcebooks,  available as print and in e-books  The Source: Purchased at Booksonboard The Grade: C+ The blurb: All Sophie Windham wants is peace, quiet and the novelty of a little solitude in the Duke of Moreland’s London mansion before she joins her family for Christmas at the family seat in Kent. In the middle of a very inconvenient London snowstorm, Sophie finds herself stuck with an abandoned baby, and only the assistance of handsome stranger Vim…

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Review: Men of Bronze by Scott Oden:

Review: Men of Bronze by Scott Oden:

The Particulars:  Historical Fiction, Medallion Press, available as e-book and in print.  The Source: Purchased at Omnilit The Grade: A   The blurb:  It is 526 B.C. and the empire of the Pharaohs is dying, crushed by the weight of its own antiquity. Decay riddles its cities, infects its aristocracy, and weakens its armies. While across the expanse of Sinai, like jackals drawn to carrion, the forces of the King of Persia watch and wait. Leading the fight to preserve…

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Review: Copper Lake Secrets by Marilyn Pappano

Review: Copper Lake Secrets by Marilyn Pappano

The Particulars: Romantic Suspense, Harlequin, available as e-book The Source: Purchased at Allromance The Grade: B- The Blurb:  “What happened that summer?” The ill-fated vacation Reece Howard spent at her grandparents’ Georgia home long ago changed her in ways her mind still refuses to remember. She forgot about the man she once knew as “Jones,” but she can’t ignore the flashes of desire she now feels toward him. With her family estranged, she doesn’t have a good reason to return…

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Review: Becoming Miss Becky by Shannon Stacey

Review: Becoming Miss Becky by Shannon Stacey

The particulars:  Historical Romance, Samhain, available as e-book and in print.The Source: Purchased, but cannot remember were.The Grade: B Blurb:A sheriff with a stone-cold reputation. An innocent madam hell-bent on disturbing his peace. Who will be the first to give in?Rebecca Hamilton passed through life as bland as biscuits—until the day she buried her father and fled out West with a fortune in stolen jewelry. She arrives in Gardiner, Texas to find her aunt has bequeathed to her the only…

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Review: HeartMate by Robin D Owens

Review: HeartMate by Robin D Owens

The Particulars:  Futuristic Romance,  Berkley,  available as e-book and in printThe Source: My bookshelfThe Grade: B+ The blurb: All his life, Rand T’Ash looked forward to meeting his HeartMate, with whom he could begin a family. Once a street tough but now a respected nobleman and artisan, he has crafted the perfected HeartGift, which, in the custom of the psychically-gifted population of the planet Celta, is the way a man finds–and attracts–his wife… Danith Mallow is irresistibly drawn to the…

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Review: Heart Search by Robin D.Owens

Review: Heart Search by Robin D.Owens

Heart Search by Robin D. Owens My rating: 3 of 5 stars The Particulars: Futuristic Romance, Berkley, available in print and as e-book The blurb: Latest in the long-running series from the award-winning author of Heart Journey. Noble Laev T’Hawthorne must rebuild his life after marrying a woman he believed was his HeartMate, only to fall victim to her greed. Abandoned at fifteen, Camellia Darjeeling values her independence above all-even as her father and uncle emotionally scourge her and extort…

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Review: The Sergant’s Lady by Susanna Fraser

Review: The Sergant’s Lady by Susanna Fraser

The Sergeant’s Lady by Susanna Fraser My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Particulars: Historical Romance, Carina Press, e-book. The Review:The blurb: Highborn Anna Arrington has been “following the drum,” obeying the wishes of her cold, controlling cavalry officer husband. When he dies, all she wants is to leave life with Wellington’s army in Spain behind her and go home to her family’s castle in Scotland. Sergeant Will Atkins ran away from home to join the army in a fit…

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