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Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow: A Novel of Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey

RHFL Classification: Heat Level 1 – Sweet REVIEW RATING: 4 STARS PUBLISHER’S BLURB: A captivating novel of rich spectacle and royal scandal, Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow spans fifteen years in the fateful reign of Marie Antoinette, France’s most legendary and notorious queen. Paris, 1774. At the tender age of eighteen, Marie Antoinette ascends to the French throne alongside...

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YORKSHIRE by Lynne Connolly (Richard and Rose Book #1)

RHFL CLASSIFICATIONS: HISTORICAL ROMANTIC SUSPSENSE GEORGIAN ERA HEAT LEVEL 2 REVIEW RATING : 5STARS BLURB: A passion they never expected…a mystery that could cost them everything. Richard and Rose, Book 1 Rose Golightly is a country girl who thinks her life will continue on its comfortable course, but a series of events changes that for good. On a visit to the...

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THE DEVIL YOU KNOW (Devil Devere #3) by Victoria Vane

  Published: July 27, 2012 Publisher’s Blurb: When dealing with the devil it’s easy to be burned… especially when passion ignites the flames. Who can find a virtuous woman… Beautiful, respectable, and dutiful, Lady Diana Palmerston-Wriothesley has long resigned herself to her decade-long loveless and childless marriage to a feckless husband…until his gambling pushes them to the brink of financial ruin....

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Persuasion by Brenda Joyce

PUBLISHER AND RELEASE DATE: Harlequin HQN; 31 July 2012 PUBLISHER’S BLURB: Betrayal Tore Them Apart Amelia Greystone was deeply in love when the Earl of St. Just abruptly ended his courtship and left Cornwall ten years earlier. So she is stunned when Simon returns, recently widowed. Now she must forget the past they shared and his betrayal and console him...

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Pleasures of a Tempted Lady by Jennifer Haymore

BLURB Forbidden passion is the ultimate temptation… Captain William Langley knows the ocean well, but nothing could prepare him for what he discovers adrift on the cold Irish Sea. The tiny boat carries two passengers: a child—and Meg Donovan, Will’s long-lost love. Meg’s disappearance at sea eight years ago was a devastating blow. Now she’s back, as beautiful as ever,...

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A DEVIL BY ANY OTHER NAME by Victoria Vane

The Mischievously Machinating and Deliciously Debauched “Devil” DeVere I think every writer dreams of creating characters who are larger than life, those so strong and intriguing that they can carry an entire series, even if not the primary focus of it. But Ludovic “the Devil DeVere” who began as a rakish sidekick, became all that and more. I never knew when I...

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ONE SWEET MOMENT by Maggie Craig

   BLURB: A romantic tale of young love and old Edinburgh from the pen of a consummate storyteller and acclaimed Scottish historian.  It’s 1822 and Scotland’s  capital is a city of both splendour and squalor. Kate Dunbar is worked like a slave all day and preyed upon at night in the gloomy vaults that lurk under the Old Town’s South...

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THE COURTESAN’S LOVER by Gabrielle Kimm

     BLURB: Francesca Felizzi, former mistress of the Duke of Ferrara, is now an aspiring courtesan. Astonishingly beautiful and ambitious, she revels in the power she wields over men. But when she is visited by an inexperienced young man, it becomes horribly clear to Francesca that despite her many admiring patrons, she has never truly been loved. Suddenly, her...

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THE QUEEN’S LOVER by Vanora Bennett

HarperCollins 2009 PUBLISHER’S BLURB: Catherine de Valois, daughter of the French king Charles VI, is born into troubled times. Though she is brought up in a royal court, it is a stormy and unstable environment. Before she is out of her teens, Catherine is married off to England’s Henry V as part of a treaty honoring his victory over France....

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Flirting with Ruin by Marguerite Kaye (free download)

 Published: June 2012 Publisher’s Blurb: LadyRosalind Rhees has dedicated her life to being as scandalous as possible–it’sthe only way she can escape society’s expectations. Unfortunately, flirtingwith ruin hasn’t been as exciting as she’d hoped. Untilshe meets Major Fraser Lennox at a country party–and gets a taste of just howdelicious forbidden desire can feel… But is she daring enough to follow...

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