A young woman of means is blackmailed via an adolescent experiment. If compromised she could be ruined and only one man can save her as she struggles to solve the problem on her own through her uncanny luck at the gaming tables.
Princess Luisa loses her husband, her father and her crown and is forced to hide incognito from the revolutionaries who would finish off her family. Can her uncle and his espionage colleagues save the day when so many have betrayed them?
Isabelle runs away on a quest to save her family from a mysterious threat but must be rescued by Gervase, a French Duke. Which of them will save the other from the traumatic plots that await them?
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Historical Romance • Tags: Avon, Britain, dowry, gentleman, HarperCollins, JANE EYRE, mental illness, merchant, Napoleon, nobility, nouveau riche, Sebastian, Sebastian Vane, Spain, war wounds
A wounded veteran, nearly bankrupt and with the specter of scandal hanging about, meets his beautiful, independent neighbor. Romance and an ancient folly on the property make a heck of a romance!
When her father loses all their money Suzette decides to sacrifice herself on the altar of marriage but all is, as usual, not as it seems and hijinks ensue.
A fugitive Highland Warrior and a Young Widow are enemies but have to learn to trust each other when survival is at stake.
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Historical Romance • Tags: Addiction, aristocracy, British, England, English, Fenian, hunger, Ireland, Irish, Irish diaspora, mental illness, Potato Famine, Saint Patrick, Victorian, Victorian era
An addicted British aristocrat is treated by an Irish nurse, a lady herself, with her own troubles. They both discover themselves as they find each other. Looks at addiction, the potato famine and the complicated relationship between the Irish and the British.
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Historical Romance • Tags: Avon, debutantes, Eloisa, Eloisa James, factories, HarperCollins, India, industrial revolution, Marriage, rubberbands, seasons, Thorn, wards
Having made a fortune, Thorn Dautry, the powerful bastard son of a duke, decides that he needs a wife. But to marry a lady, Thorn must acquire a gleaming, civilized façade, the specialty of Lady Xenobia India.
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Historical Romance • Tags: aristocracy, Bronwen Evans, England, governess, Libertine Scholars, London, Napoleon, society, strong women, the ton, war hero, Waterloo, women's rights
An injured hero, unjustly accused of a crime and a wife on the lam discover each other in an action filled historical romance series starter.
A brave Highland Lass with ESP tries to rescue her brothers in a tale of adventure and handsome warriors. I listened to the full length audiobook.
Destitute gentlewoman inherits a castle but the current resident doesn’t recall having sold it. Throw in a series of stories and devoted fans and you get a castle full of catastrophe!
A young heiress escapes a smothering family situation and embarks on a life defiant of societal norms. Her adventures include a steamy affair with the Lord of the Rakes.
In romance novels a lot of attention is paid to virginity and that blood on the sheets. Was it as important in reality as it is in this genre?
IF WISHES WERE EARLS Rhymes with Love, Book 3 by Elizabeth Boyle Avon Books/Harper Collins December 31, 2013 ISBN: 978-0-06-208909-0 Mass Market Paperbook and E-book formats 368 Pages E-Galley provided by publisher via Avon for reviewing purposes. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own unless otherwise noted. When you […]
NO GOOD DUKE GOES UNPUNISHED The Third Rule of Scoundrels by Sarah MacLean Harper Collins/Avon On Sale: 11/26/2013 Formats: Mass Market PB; E-Book, Audiobooks Pages: 400 Ages: 18 and Up ARC provided unsolicited by Harper Collins for review purposes. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own unless otherwise noted. A […]