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By Tracey Devlyn -
Guy Trevelyan and Cora deBeau are childhood friends and British secret agents in the Napoleonic period. Their opposite number, the cruel (and kinky) ...Read Review
By Jayne Fresina -
Sophie Valentine feels like a burden on her family. A broken engagement and a minor scandal have kept suitors at bay, and there ...Read Review
By Grace Burrowes -
Lady Sophie Windham has schemed to spend a few days alone in her parents’ London home before joining her family for Christmas in ...Read Review
By Mary Ellen Dennis -
The Greatest Love on Earth is a lusty, adventure-packed romance set against the backdrop of late 1800s circus life. The heroine is 17-year-old ...Read Review
By Leigh Michaels -
The Ryecrofts, a noble family in a dire financial situation, are pinning all of their hopes on daughter Sophie making a good marriage. ...Read Review
By Jan Cox Speas -
This fresh edition of the classic romantic historical novel set during the War of 1812 combines the wit and tenderness of Georgette Heyer with ...Read Review
By Amelia Grey -
Camden Thurston Brackley, Viscount Stonehurst, has returned to Regency London from America after six years. A longstanding betrothal awaits, necessary to shore up ...Read Review
By Shana Galen -
Orphaned as an infant, Sarah Smith is happy with her job as a governess. She is not happy when her employer, Sir Northrop, ...Read Review
By Amanda Forester -
Destined for life in a convent, Lady Aila Graham finds herself exchanging marriage vows with Sir Padyen MacClaren. Facing devastation wrought when their ...Read Review
By Laura Kinsale -
At age twenty-seven, having been jilted by three different fiancés, Callista Taillefaire believes her chances for love and marriage are past. Into ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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