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By Mary Balogh -
Mary Balogh has a reputation as being one of the very best Regency-era writers. Until now, I’d read only one of her ...Read Review
By Linda Colwell -
Linda Colwell has created a memorable villain in the person of Mother Langford. Her gothic vision of the mother-in-law from hell counterbalances the ...Read Review
By Meredith Campbell -
Civil wars always provide a novelist with perfect, ready-made historical settings for drama and passion set against backgrounds of large scale suffering and ...Read Review
By Mayra Montero -
In 1920, Aida Cheng, the daughter of a Chinese man and Cuban woman, is propelled into a fantastic situation. Before she dies, she reveals ...Read Review
By Margery Harkness Casares -
Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, this story follows the star-crossed, reasonably suspenseful although basically predictable story of lovers allied ...Read Review
By Ahdaf Soueif -
Set in the early 1900s and in the 1990s, The Map of Love tells of two intertwined, cross-cultural love stories. In 1901 Anna Winterbourne ...Read Review
By Kelly Ferjutz Ed. -
There’s a lot to like in these fifteen stories by various authors. The bon ton of the Regency, the cant, the wit ...Read Review
By Alexis Harrington -
From age eight, Allie Ford has borne the guilt of causing her mother’s suicide and depriving her younger sister of a mother’...Read Review
By Sherry-Anne Jacobs -
The Dowager Lady Graceover feels that the end might be near, and is determined to see her orphaned granddaughter Eleanor and her dependent ...Read Review
By Susan Wilson -
Forbidden love that is forever young, wartime romance granted by a passion of place, redeems lovers from sin. After a prologue and framing ...Read Review
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