My Lady’s Honour

My Lady's Honor, by Julia Justiss, is a 2002 Historical Romance from Harlequin. My copy was originally printed in England, so titled My Lady's Honour and sold by Mills and Boon. I wrote about the book's history in The Well-traveled Book. I can't decide if this story is charming or annoying. Gwennor's father has died, and …

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Royal’s Bride

After reading Kat Martin's Royal's Bride, a 2009 book recently republished by the upscale Harlequin imprint Mira Books, I had two thoughts. First, this is great, and second, this wonderful mix of melodrama, passion, and realism seems familiar. That's because I read another Martin, Heartless, about a year and half ago, and loved it too. …

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The MacGregors: Rebellion

I've never read Roberts before, though I know the name. I didn't associate her with Romance novels, but instead with the sort of works published by Harold Robbins and Jacqueline Susan. That may sound a bit snobby, particularly coming from a fan of category romance, not known for its great literature, but I prefer works …

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Lord of the Privateers

Stephanie Laurens' Lord of the Privateers is a 2016 Harlequin from their Mira Books imprint. Mira appears to be a premium line for established authors. Although the web address (www.mirabooks.com) redirects to Harlequin, the book does not mention that it is a Harlequin. This particular story is a historical romance, but I've got another Mira …

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Salvation in the Sheriff’s Kiss

I liked Kelly Boyce's historical western Salvation in the Rancher's Arms, and was looking forward to Salvation in the Sheriff's Kiss (Harlequin, 2015). Happily, I was not disappointed. This time the couple, Sheriff Hunter Donovan and Meredith Connolly, are former lovers. When her father was sent to jail for cattle rustling, Hunter dumped Meredith, telling …

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One Unashamed Night

One Unashamed Night, by Sophia James, is a Harlequin historical, first published in 2010. The cover includes the tagline "The Undoing of a Lady," but this is selling the sizzle. The story open in the English countryside, on a dark and snow stormy night, in 1826. Lord Taris Wellingham, suffering from failing eyesight, is traveling …

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