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By David Snodin -
Iago, Shakespeare’s famous villain, has escaped from Cyprus, leaving a trail of corpses behind him. He falls into the hands of Annibale ...Read Review
By Joanna Bourne -
Joanna Bourne always manages to pack her historical romances with plenty of plot twists, multi-layered characters, and deftly placed historical detail, yet she ...Read Review
By John Pilkington -
Betsy Brand, an actress in the relaxed culture of Restoration England, is doing well financially, but her friends and family are not. Being ...Read Review
By Jenny Brown -
In 1820 Captain Miles Trevelyan is home on leave from India. His main purpose is to find a bride and produce an heir before ...Read Review
By Richard Woodman -
Having first gone to sea at the age of sixteen, spending the better part of forty years in various nautical posts, and then ...Read Review
By Karen Charlton -
Catching the Eagle is based on a true story of the theft of £1157 from Kirkley Hall in Northumberland in 1809. Aynsley the steward and ...Read Review
By Christine Blevins -
This sequel to The Tory Widow takes place in 1777. Widow Anne Merrick has infiltrated General Burgoyne’s British army as a peddler selling ...Read Review
By Catherine Coulter -
In 1831, Lord Julian is being pressed to find a second wife by his mother. She has in mind Sophie, the daughter of her ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Essex -
If a reader is looking for a sexy romance that has more than a thin wash of 1799 realism in it, one needn’t ...Read Review
By Carole DeSanti -
When 17-year-old Eugénie leaves her humble home in France’s foie gras country to follow her wealthy lover to Paris, she has ...Read Review
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