Posts Tagged: historical romance

Review: The Escape by Mary Balogh

Review: The Escape by Mary Balogh

August 15, 2014 2014, B+, book rating, COYER Summer Vacation, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

The Escape by Mary Balogh Series: The Survivors’ Club, Book 3 Genre: Historical Romance Published by Dell, 2014 E-book, Purchased 394 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: In this poignant novel of longing and salvation, a hopeful widow and a resilient war hero discover the promise of love’s magic and new beginnings. After surviving the Napoleonic Wars, Sir Benedict Harper is struggling to move on, his body and spirit in need of a healing touch. Never does Ben imagine that hope will come in the form of a beautiful woman who has seen her own share of suffering. After the lingering death of her husband, Samantha McKay is at the mercy of… Read more »

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TBR Review: Seduced by a Pirate by Eloisa James

TBR Review: Seduced by a Pirate by Eloisa James

July 16, 2014 2014, book rating, C+, COYER Summer Vacation, Reading Challenges, reviews, Short fiction review, TBR Pile 2

Seduced by a Pirate (novella) by Eloisa James Series: Fairy Tales #4.5 Genre: Historical Romance Published by Avon Impulse, 2012 E-book, Purchased 100 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: Sir Griffin Barry leapt out of the bedchamber window at age seventeen after a very disappointing wedding night, drank a bit too much at the pub and woke to find that he’d joined the crew of a pirate ship! Years later, he has become one of the most feared pirates on the high seas, piloting the Flying Poppy, a ship he named after the wife whom he fondly (if vaguely) remembers. What happens when a pirate decides to come home to his wife… Read more »

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Review: These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer

Review: These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer

July 8, 2014 2014, book rating, C-, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 3

  These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer Series: Alistair-Audley, Book 1 Genre: Historical Romance (France and England during reign of King Louis XV) Published by Sourcebooks, 2009 (originally published 1926) E-book, Purchased 400 pages Grade: C- Synopsis: Justin Alastair, Duke of Avon, is called ‘Satanas’ by enemy and friend alike. In the aristocratic circles of London and Louis XV’s he has a reputation as a debauched rake. Late one evening, the Duke stumbles across Leon, a red headed urchin fleeing a certain beating at his brother’s hands. On a whim, Avon buys the boy and makes him his page. But it soon becomes clear that Leon is not what he… Read more »

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Review: Three Weeks with Lady X by Eloisa James

Review: Three Weeks with Lady X by Eloisa James

July 2, 2014 2014, B+, book rating, reviews 2

  Three Weeks with Lady X by Eloisa James Series: Desperate Duchesses, Book 7 Genre: Historical Romance Published by Avon, 2014 E-book, Purchased 400 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: 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. Exquisite, head-strong, and independent, India vows to make Thorn marriageable in just three weeks. But neither Thorn nor India anticipate the forbidden passion that explodes between them. Thorn will stop at nothing to make India his. Failure is not an option. But there is only… Read more »

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July books on my radar…

July books on my radar…

July 1, 2014 2014, Books on my radar 7

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times I’m excited by a new author. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books and I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too!   I have a lot of great looking books this month! The first book is… Read more »

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TBR Review: When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James

TBR Review: When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James

June 18, 2014 2014, B+, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 6

This is my TBR review for the month of April hosted by Wendy @ The Misadventures of Super Librarian. The review for this challenge posts on the third Wednesday each month. The challenge this month: Romance Classics (classic book, classic author, classic trope/theme etc.) I chose a Beauty and the Beast trope. When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James Series: Fairy Tales, Book 2 Genre: Historical Romance Published by Avon, 2011 E-book, Purchased 372 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Miss Linnet Berry Thrynne is a Beauty . . . Naturally, she’s betrothed to a Beast. Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, lives in a castle in Wales where, it is rumored,… Read more »

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My summer reading list

My summer reading list

June 17, 2014 2014, Top Ten Tuesday 21

The Broke and the Bookish blog hosts Top Ten Tuesday. The books I’m excited about reading this summer–a mix of books published this summer and books I already own and want to read–more than just ten! New Books Suddenly Last Summer by Sarah Morgan (June 24) I read the first book (Sleigh Bells in the Snow) in this series around Christmas last year. Sarah Morgan is a favorite author of mine. Bloodshifted by Cassie Alexander (July 1) I finished the last book (Deadshifted) in this series about a month ago and am looking forward to this book since the last book ended in a cliffhanger. The Escape by Mary Balogh… Read more »

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June books on my radar…

June books on my radar…

June 2, 2014 2014, Books on my radar 7

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times I get excited by some new author I might try. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books and I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! June 3 I haven’t read any of the Elemental Masters series,… Read more »

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Review: In for a Penny by Rose Lerner

Review: In for a Penny by Rose Lerner

May 14, 2014 2014, B+, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

  In For a Penny by Rose Lerner Series: None Genre: Historical Romance Published by Leisure Books, 2010 E-book, Purchased 310 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: A dashing and feckless lord enters a marriage of convenience with the lovely and practical daughter of a wealthy merchant to salvage his family fortune. But they find themselves unprepared for scandal, rioting tenants, and a menacing neighbor – and a love that is neither convenient nor practical but entirely heartfelt and enduring. “I always loved this tower,” Nev said. “I wonder how much bread for his tenants my grandfather could have bought with the money.” “I don’t care.” Penelope felt not at all her… Read more »

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April books on my radar…

April books on my radar…

April 1, 2014 2014, Books on my radar 2

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times I get excited by some new author I might try. And I almost always have books from the month before I missed the first time around! I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 The list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books and I hope people reading my post may find… Read more »

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