A young woman who is also a healer disguises herself as a boy to deliver her mother’s deathbed missive to a Scottish Laird. Set upon by bandits, she’s saved by a Scottish noble. She saves him right back, and he accompanies her on her quest to make good on her mother’s dying wish. They are both surprised by the contents of the scroll she carries and it has far reaching implications.
Talk about Wicked Stepmothers! Declan’s is the evil step mommy to end all. So when his neglected and practically forgotten step-sister is dropped on his doorstep what’s he going to do?
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Historical Romance • Tags: Avon, Historical romance, kidnapping, Lynsay Sands, Madison Sisters, Marriage, mystery, plot, prostitution, Sisters, The Husband Hunt
The youngest Madison sister has just about given up on Robert Langley, the man she’s loved since she was a girl, and is in London looking for a husband. She finds a lot of trouble and Robert comes to her rescue but declares himself uninterested because of a supposed family curse!
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Historical Romance • Tags: arranged marriage, Avon, Candover, Duke, George IV of the United Kingdom, HarperCollins, heirs, Marriage, Prince Regent, Prinny, Regency Romance, Royal Entourage, Sophia Nash
The Prince of Wales needs his entourage to get married to quell disquiet amongst his subjects over their unruly and extravagant behavior. Prinny knows best, right? Which Duke should marry which lady? Only Prinny knows.
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Contemporary Romance/Erotica • Tags: Avon, Bake Shop, Book Club, Britain, British, Cafe, Cake, coffee, erotica, Geeks, Girls, HarperCollins, Jilly Cooper, Marriage, Naughty, new love, pensioner, sweet, tea
A group of women, and a male student, get together to read erotic books and discuss them. Each person changes in ways they would not have expected. Very British but universal.
by fangswandsfairy • 2014 Historical Romance Reading Challenge, Book Review Fiction, Historical Romance • Tags: aristocracy, Avon, collaboration, Count, Duke, Earl, eligible, HarperCollins, Horses, house party, Lady, Lord, Marriage, matchmaker, officer, Regency, Season, the ton
I just love the Regency house party. Where house parties set in the Edwardian period are almost always murder mysteries, the Regency house party novel is a frothy chance for mischief and matchmaking.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
SAY YES TO THE DUKE House of Brady by Kieran Kramer St. Martins Press August 27, 2013 Personal Property Mass Market Paperback and Ebook formats 365 pages CAN A SCANDALOUS BEGINNING… Janice Sherwood wants to marry for love, but she’s failed to make a match after two Seasons. Her parents, the Marquess and […]
HOW TO MARRY A HIGHLANDER Falcon Club Series Katharine Ashe E-Book and Mass Market Paperback: 176 pages Avon Impulse/Harper Collins August 6, 2013 Blogger’s Personal Property, won in a giveaway. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are mine except as noted. Katharine Ashe WEBSITE And at Harper Collins/AVON An intrepid lady takes […]