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BEAUTY POSSESSED by Ben Lokey

  Published by CreateSpace April 2012   PUBLISHER’S  BLURB:  On June 25th, 1906, Stanford White, New York City’s leading architect and man about town was        shot to death while attending a musical performance at Madison Square Garden’s rooftop theater, a building of his own design and construction. Harry K. Thaw, eccentric heir to a Pittsburgh railroad fortune, had pulled the...

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Top Five Screen Adaptations of Romantic English Literature

Special Feature by Hannah Fielding Autumn, 1995. Across the world, thousands of women sit frozen on their sofas, hands to their pounding hearts, eyes glued to their television sets, as what the Guardian newspaper will later dub  “one of the most unforgettable moments inBritish TV history” unfolds: Colin Firth emerging from an impromptu swim in a lake, half dressed, heart-meltingly...

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MY LOVING VIGIL KEEPING by Carla Kelly

Cedar Fort, Inc; August 14, 2012 PUBLISHER’S BLURB:  Della’s giving up all the comforts of bustling Salt Lake City to teach school in a rural coal mining camp. Little does she know, she may soon be giving up her heart as well. But when tragedy strikes in the Scofield Mine, Della’s life will be changed forever. Based on true events,...

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The Queen’s Vow: A Novel of Isabella of Castile by C.W. Gortner

RHFL CLASSIFICATIONS: Romantic-Biographical Fiction Heat level 2 – moderate Renaissance era REVIEWER RATING:  5 STARS BLURB:  No one believed I was destined for greatness. So begins Isabella’s story, in this evocative, vividly imagined novel about one of history’s most famous and controversial queens—the warrior who united a fractured country, the champion of the faith whose reign gave rise to the...

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The Queen’s Pleasure by Brandy Purdy

Date of Release : July 1st, 2012 PUBLISHER’S BLURB: Accused of conspiring with rebels to steal the throne, Princess Elizabeth is relegated to the Tower of London by her half-sister, Queen Mary. There she finds solace in the arms of a fellow prisoner–her childhood friend, Robert Dudley. Certain their days are numbered, their bond deepens. But they are spared the...

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THE MALLORY PHOENIX by Janet Mullaney

A Chat with JANET MULLANY SUZAN:  I see from the Amazon website that you’ve written many books. What number is The Malorie Phoenix?  JANET:  It’s more or less my first book, or at least it bears some relation to my first completed mss. which finaled in the Golden Heart in 2003. I couldn’t sell it, mostly because it had an improbable plot...

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To Take Her Pride by Anne Brear

RHFL CLASSIFICATIONS: Historical Romance Edwardian Era Heat Rating – 1 Reviewer Rating: 5 Stars PUBLISHER’S BLURB: 1898 Yorkshire – Aurora Pettigrew has it all, a loving family, a nice home, a comfortable life. She’s waiting for the right man to offer her marriage, and the man for her is Reid Sinclair, heir to the Sinclair fortune and the love of her...

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ROMANTIC MOMENTS FROM PERIOD DRAMAS

Hi Everyone! After recently watching the fabulous ending kiss of BBC mini-series of Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South, I was inspired to post some other of my favorite romantic moments. Enjoy the show(S)! NORTH AND SOUTH  EMMA Random period dramas (A Room with a View (2007). Washington Square. Northanger Abbey (1986).  Wide Sargasso Sea (1993).  A Knight’s Tale. The Land Girls. ...

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WEDDED BLISS by Barbara Metzger

  PUBLISHER’S BLURB: Robert Rothmore, Earl of Rockford, thinks Alissa Henning is simply delightful-exactly the kind of woman who’d make the perfect mother for his sons. But Alissa swore she’d spend the rest of her life scraping pennies together rather than wed the insufferable earl and become a glorified governess. Still, she couldn’t very well let her own children starve-and...

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THE WOMAN WHO LOVED JESSE JAMES by Cindi Myers

Bell Bridge Books (January 27, 2012) PUBLISHER’S BLURB: “I never meant to fall in love with Jesse James, but I might as well have tried to stop a tornado or a prairie fire. The summer that sealed our fate, when we saw each other with new eyes and our love began to grow, Jesse was all heat and light, and...

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