Beyond Scandal and Desire (Sins for All Seasons #1) by Lorraine Heath

Review by Lady Wesley Deliver me from revenge plots! I usually find them unpleasant and unbelievable. In the capable hands of Lorraine Heath, however, Mick Trewlove’s desire for revenge against his noble father becomes a moving story of love and courage, leading not only to his redemption but also the deliverance of those who have wronged him. Mick is the...

SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT: Black Lace and Betrayal by Jocelyn Kirk

Hannah Winstead’s life is rudely interrupted at age seventeen when her guardians attempt to force her to marry their friend Lord Earling. Unsure of her right to refuse, she runs away. A handsome, intriguing young sea captain, Aaron Clarke, is shocked to find Hannah nearly frozen in a barn. He abets her escape by taking her on board his ship...

His Convenient Marchioness (Lords at the Altar #2) by Elizabeth Rolls

Review by Em As a romance fan and reviewer, I read a lot of books.  But I’ve only recently started reading Harlequin Historicals and finding new authors to enjoy (and sometimes binge).  Elizabeth Rolls is my newest discovery and based on His Convenient Marchioness, I foresee a long and happy relationship.   His Convenient Marchioness is a charming second chance love...

SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT: Courtly Pleasures by Erin Kane Spock

Purchase Now from Amazon What’s a neglected wife to do when her husband doesn’t know she exists? Create a scandal, of course, in this delightful Elizabethan romp. After ten years of marriage, Frances LeSieur has faded into her role as a lady wife and mother. She has no idea who she is as a woman. So Frances joins Queen Elizabeth’s...

VIRTUAL TOUR: The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter by Mimi Matthews

Review by Em This is the second novel by Ms. Matthew’s that I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing for RHR, and I enjoyed this one every bit as much as her first (The Lost Letter).  Unfortunately, despite my enjoyment, The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter suffers from much the same problem that plagued the earlier novel.  After the author introduces...

A Warriner to Tempt Her (Wild Warriners #3) by Virginia Heath

Review by Em The Wild Warriners aren’t quite as wild as Ms. Heath might like you to believe… but they are sexy as hell and they have a way with the ladies. In this third novel, featuring the ‘brainy’ one – Dr. Joe Warriner – Ms. Heath masterfully showcases her grasp of period medicine and the effect of trauma on...

SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT: The Nobleman’s Governess Bride (The Glass Slipper Chronicles Book 1) by Deborah Hale

Purchase Now from Amazon Jane Eyre meets Prince Charming in two enchanting Regency love stories! Loyal Rebecca Beaton and gentle Grace Ellerby became lifelong friends while enduring the hardships of childhood at a harsh charity school. Now employed as governesses, they care for other people’s children, never expecting to know the blessings of loving marriages and families of their own....

A Treacherous Curse (Veronica Speedwell #3) by Deanna Raybourn

Review by Em Note:  This review contains spoilers for earlier books in the series. In A Treacherous Curse, Deanna Raybourn continues to detail the adventurous lives of heroine Veronica Speedwell, a professional lepidopterist, and her associate the Honorable Revelstoke (“Stoker”) Templeton-Vane, a scientist and natural historian.  If you are new to the series, you will be lost starting with this...

Death Below Stairs (Kat Holloway #1) by Jennifer Ashley

Review by Jenny Q Given the popularity of contemporary food-themed mystery series, it’s about time someone brought that trend to historical fiction. As a big fan of Jennifer Ashley’s MacKenzie & McBrides historical romance series, I had high hopes for Death Below Stairs, and I was not disappointed! I do recommend you begin with the novella that kicks this series...

SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT: Proof of Virtue by Leila Snow

Purchase Now from Amazon “In struggling with misfortune, Lies the true proof of virtue.” – Shakespeare It is the year 1833, and a cholera outbreak has just ravaged Manchester, leaving Emma Belden an orphan, with two young siblings to care for. Left with few options, she is forced to enter the workhouse and suffer the habitual injustices commonplace to that...

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