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By Rose Lerner -
When Lord Nevinstoke’s father is killed in a duel in 1819, he inherits more than the title of Earl Bedlow; he also inherits ...Read Review
By Mike Kearby -
Free Anderson, a former slave, and Parks Scott are partners in a business selling tamed mustangs to the Army in 1870s Texas. After ...Read Review
By Leigh Greenwood -
Eden Maxwell, the youngest of twelve siblings, lives on her parents’ ranch near San Antonio. In 1887, when she is twenty-one, Eden learns that ...Read Review
By Dawn MacTavish -
Lady Lark Eddington, despite being an earl’s daughter, is in Marshalsea prison for debt after her father gambled away his fortune and ...Read Review
By Gerri Russell -
Douglas “Wolf” Stewart, bastard son of Scotland’s king, lives as his father’s pawn. The latest command: marry an orphan girl for ...Read Review
By Jade Lee -
This sixth book in Ms. Lee’s series of historical romances explores the Taoist sex cult of 19th-century China. Anna Thompson is an ...Read Review
By Diana Groe -
Set in the Byzantine Empire at the end of the first millennium, Silk Dreams is an adventurous love story between two Northerners, Erik ...Read Review
Little Pearl, Taoist mistress of the sacred arts, believes that a perfect balance of yin and yang is vital to reach Nirvana, achieved ...Read Review
By Cindy Holby -
Though Zane Brody looks like a happy and handsome bachelor, he pines for the comforts and happiness of a home life similar to ...Read Review
By Constance O'Banyon -
The third volume of O’Banyon’s Hawk Crest saga finds the youngest of four children, eleven-year-old Jena Leigh, in mortal danger from ...Read Review
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