To protect someone she loves, a young woman must marry the man she swore she would never want.
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Historical Romance • Tags: Ballantine, British India, Georgian Period, gossip, Historic Romance, honesty, illegitimacy, Memsahib, Penguin Random House, Random House, scandal, the Raj, Ton
A young Lady with a secret she has maintained through strict discipline finds that past threatened when she falls in love with the second son of a well-connected duke.
A wall-flower nearly on the shelf is compromised and must marry the man. She is not adverse to it, but knows there’s something not quite right with his rapid courtship. What’s his big post-Regency secret? Wife in the attic, murderous rages, terrible debt, wears his late mother’s frocks?
by fangswandsfairy • 2015 Reading Challenges, historic elements, Historical Romance, Time Travel • Tags: American Revolution, clans, Colonial America, Continental Congress, family, fear, Fiction, Fidelity, Freedom, Historical Fiction, Jamie Fraser, Outlander, Time Travel
Continuing into the start of the American Revolution Jamie and Claire have to determine whether and when to declare themselves on the side of the revolution.
A returning soldier’s brush with death makes him realize life is too precious to marry the woman his parents wanted him too, but for whom he doesn’t have feelings. Will he realize the woman who wrote him daily is the one for him?
A widowed Scottish barrister meets a Cockney pickpocket and there’s no argument when they fall in love.
When the owner of a gaming hell and the daughter of an earl are thrown together what could come between them? How about the truth?
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Time Travel • Tags: Brianna, Claire, Diana Gabaldon, Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander), Jamie, John Grey, North Carolina, Outlander, Roger, Time Travel, Voyager
Claire and Jamie settle in North Carolina as Brianna and Roger struggle with their relationship in two times. Book four in this time bending, genre crossing series!
Two characters straight out of a Botticelli meet at an exhibition and eventually lose their inhibitions in the midst of charity work, bad poetry and dressmaking.
by fangswandsfairy • Anthology, Book Review Fiction, Historical Romance • Tags: Alexandra Hawkins, Anthology, Christmas, Elizabeth Essex, Historical romance, scandal, Suzanne Enoch, Valerie Bowman, Wedding
Four stories of love and marriage “across the pond” in the holiday season. There’s nothing like a Christmas wedding!
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Historical Romance, Time Travel • Tags: Claire Randall, Diana, Diana Gabaldon, Historical romance, Jacobite, Outlander, Sassenach, Saxons, Scotland, Time Travel
The TV show made me want to reread this fabulous book after having read it about 20 years ago. Back then I thought it was the hottest thing I had ever read. What do I think of it now???
Cora, an Intelligent, beautiful, and very rich, American heiress meets a handsome duke, Ivo, as she and her domineering mother tour England looking for titled husband.
A brave and idealistic knight and prince saves a beautiful princess from a terrible prince to whom she is betrothed. She’s grateful but not THAT grateful.
The heiress to a large estate and title is threatened by the secret of her birth. She hires disinherited detectives to help her discover the truth. Mad dashes, American cousins and romantic trysts!
A beautiful Princess must marry a dashing earl (and spy) when he is perhaps not at his best, or her cousin will put her in a convent. He’s surprised, but also intrigued with her and her lady’s companion. Mystery, lots of steam and comedy.