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Like No Other Lover (Pennyroyal Green, #2)
3.91
Sheer perfection. Just a straight character-driven love story - no villains, murders to solve, lost heirs or heiresses to find or discover, no evil pl ...more
May 23, 2011
May 22, 2011
 
The Arrangement (The Survivors' Club #2)
3.77
Mary Balogh's latest series is about a group that call themselves the Survivors' Club, since they have all survived a severe physical or emotional tra ...more
Aug 28, 2013
Aug 25, 2012
 
Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgertons, #4)
4.21
Rather disappointing read, especially since I enjoyed "An Offer from a Gentleman" so much. Got through it by sheer perseverance alone, not because I c ...more
Nov 18, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
 
Beauty and the Spy (Holt Sisters Trilogy #1)
3.72
Really disappointed with this one, because Julie Anne Long is one of my favourite authors and so far she hasn't had a single miss. But this one - made ...more
Apr 15, 2012
Jun 01, 2011
 
Love in the Afternoon
4.19
Wonderful book! I'll have to retract a statement I once made about Lisa Kleypas not being able to do angst, because she does it superbly in this one . ...more
Jun 27, 2011
May 31, 2011
 
Dearly Beloved
3.57
The only reason I read this book through to the end was to see exactly how the heroine would finally reveal her big secret to the hero. (I had guessed ...more
Jul 2011
Oct 28, 2010
 
An Arranged Marriage (Company of Rogues, #1)
3.56
Horrible story. It starts off with the heroine being raped by the hero's brother, who was drugged by the heroine's vile and useless brother, after whi ...more
Oct 17, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
 
What A Lady Needs For Christmas (MacGregors, #4)
3.74
Bah humbug! I think the author phoned this one in to the publisher. So much filler and verbosity! For example, an entire chapter where nothing happens ...more
Nov 03, 2014
Nov 05, 2014
 
Any Duchess Will Do (Spindle Cove, #4)
4.09
I've come to the conclusion that Tessa Dare's Spindle Cove is set in an alternate universe, a fantasy world that exists parallel to Regency England. I ...more
Aug 29, 2013
Feb 24, 2013
 
Mrs. McVinnie's London Season
3.99
Carla Kelly's "Mrs McVinnie's London Season" (Traditional Regency)
Jeannie McVinnie, the heroine and title character, is a soldier's widow living in S
...more
Jan 14, 2015
Jan 14, 2015
 
Christmas in the Duke's Arms: A Christmas Anthology
3.84
What a treat! I don't often come across romance anthologies with such a high, consistent level of quality. The stories are all connected, taking place ...more
Nov 18, 2014
Nov 18, 2014
 
Miss Lacey's Last Fling: A Regency Romance
3.71
Candice Hern's "Miss Lacey's Last Fling"
Nice "Traditional Regency" story about a woman who thinks she's doomed to die in about 6 months and decides t
...more
not set
Feb 27, 2014
 
The Suitor (The Survivors' Club, #1.5)
3.45
Sweet story, but not up to Mary Balogh's usual standard. The only interesting character is Viscount Darleigh, and he does a very sensible thing about ...more
Aug 18, 2013
Aug 18, 2013
 
Only Enchanting (The Survivors' Club, #4)
3.92
4.5 stars. Lovely, lovely story, wonderful characterization (as always with Mary Balogh) of a marriage made in haste with less than ideal motives, and ...more
Nov 2014
Nov 02, 2014
 
Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress (The Matchmaker Trilogy, #3)
3.67
Theresa Romain's "Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress"
Lovely book that has to be savored slowly like good wine to get the full effect of the writing, the
...more
Jan 23, 2015
Jan 23, 2015
 
The Perfect Stranger (The Merridew Sisters, #3)
3.85
Different but delightful Regency period romance - a road story with English main characters, but none of it actually takes place in England or in any ...more
Apr 11, 2011
Apr 01, 2011
 
Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal (The Duke's Daughters, #2; Windham, #5)
3.94
Lovely hero and some nicely-written parts, but somehow the whole thing didn't really gel for me.

Lady Maggie is supposed to be a financial genius and
...more
Sep 2012
Dec 14, 2011
 
Douglas: Lord of Heartache (Lonely Lords, #8)
3.98
Grace Burrowes' "Douglas, Lord of Heartache" - #8 in the Lonely Lords series
This one is a keeper! Beautiful love story, great characters and so many
...more
Mar 05, 2014
Feb 21, 2014
 
Hazard (Company of Rogues, #9)
3.79
Lots of fun, a real romp, a lovely book. The mousey and lame Lady Anne Peckworth, who was jilted by 2 of the Rogues characters in other books, finally ...more
Sep 03, 2011
May 24, 2011
 
Indiscretion
3.86
Wonderful book! Right up there with the best of Georgette Heyer (and the author owes a huge debt to Jane Austen).

Caroline Fortune is, as her besotted
...more
Aug 16, 2014
Aug 16, 2014
 
Lady Eve's Indiscretion (The Duke's Daughters, #4) (Windham, #7)
3.92
Lady Eve is the second youngest daughter of the Duke of Windham, but at age 23 she is dangerously close to being declared a spinster. In fact, she's d ...more
Sep 2014
Sep 03, 2014
 
The Duke (Knight Miscellany, #1)
4.03
Very mixed feelings about this book. Parts of it were well done and very interesting (really enjoyable description of the Cyprian's ball) but other pa ...more
Aug 26, 2010
Aug 26, 2010
 
How to Master Your Marquis (A Princess In Hiding, #2)
3.72
Juliana Gray's "How to Master Your Marquis" - #2 in the Princesses in Hiding series
This book takes place at about the same time as the first book in
...more
not set
Feb 21, 2014
 
Lord of Darkness (Maiden Lane, #5)
4.04
Maybe I'm missing something, but I could not get very far into this book either of the 2 times I tried to read it. The tone of the book is quite child ...more
Apr 2013
Mar 07, 2013
 
Surrender to the Devil (Scoundrels of St. James, #3)
4.00
I really dislike novels where the opening scene describes the main characters only as falling instantly in lust with one another (with the attendant p ...more
Sep 11, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand
4.06
Carla Kelly's "Mrs Drew Plays Her Hand"
Another superb Traditional Regency from Carla Kelly. The hero is to die for. The desperate trip to Gretna Gree
...more
Feb 2010
Feb 21, 2010
 
Never Romance a Rake (Neville Family #3)
3.86
This one was quite good up to about the last 60 pages, when the HEA got kind of rushed and a few unresolved issues were left hanging. The scene with X ...more
Jan 02, 2011
Jan 02, 2011
 
Gabriel: Lord of Regrets (Lonely Lords, #5)
3.95
Grace Burrowes' "Gabriel, Lord of Regrets" - #5 in the Lonely Lords series
This one is a bit strange. First of all, don't even think about reading it
...more
Feb 04, 2014
Feb 05, 2014
 
The Fifth Kiss
3.51
Elizabeth Mansfield's "The Fifth Kiss"
Didn't really enjoy this one because of several problems.

1.The lead male character - I can't call him the "hero
...more
not set
Apr 11, 2014
 
The Reforming of Lord Roth
4.00
Rather nice story with some fine moments and a genuine feeling of the Regency period, but written in a really ponderous style at the start that almost ...more
Apr 25, 2013
Sep 13, 2011
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