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A Hundred Summers
Beatriz Williams
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The Weaker Vessel
Antonia Fraser
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Beatriz Williams
Antonia Fraser
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"Imagine your books are persons. Then arrange them according to the conversations they could have with their neighbors."
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So, the story is: Abby is a 25 year old, almost spinster whose father is trying to get her to marry a morbidly obese widower ...
His Christmas Pleasure - Cathy Maxwell
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Fighting Fair is the story of a marriage at the crisis point, and the one night that supposedly saves an estranged couple fro...
Fighting Fair - Anne Calhoun
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This is a really difficult book to even express my thoughts about... So, the book's compulsively readable, that's one thing....
Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1) - Jamie McGuire
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Thoroughly pleasant escapist romance. As a former history major, I have a soft spot for WW1-era books, as that is the time p...
Overseas - Beatriz Williams
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Summary: Cecily and Luke, childhood sweethearts, are reunited at a country house party. Luke has been at war for the past fo...
The Legend of the Werestag - Tessa Dare
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This is not really a review, just my scattered thoughts on finishing the book. So, I'm not a huge fan of Jo Beverley's heroi...
Lovers and Ladies - Jo Beverley
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DNF. I really enjoyed the beginning, but then when the love story kicked in, I lost interest. I just found the plot and the...
The Lion's Lady - Julie Garwood
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Started out as a strong, character-driven drama and ended on a weak, disappointing note. Towards the end of the book, the ca...
Sanctuary of Roses - Colleen Gleason
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The book, I found, has a tendency to lean towards the gimmicky. Instead of fully exploring two divergent, independent univers...
The Post-Birthday World - Lionel Shriver
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I honestly don't think this book should be classed as a romance. It was one of the most soul-crushing romances I've ever rea...
The Society Wife - India Grey
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really don’t know why I keep reading Elizabeth Hoyt’s books. They’re such wallpaper historicals, with modern-thinking charact...
Wicked Intentions - Elizabeth Hoyt
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Haunting. I was completely obsessed with the story and the characters while I was reading this. The novel captures the WWII...
Skeletons at the Feast: A Novel - Chris Bohjalian
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5 stars = A+. An unfinished masterpiece, a snapshot in time of German-occupied France in World War II. I haven't read a book ...
Suite Française - Irène Némirovsky, Sandra Smith
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The story is pretty average Harlequin Historical stuff. It’s, more or less, modern people running around a fantasy version of...
Surrender to an Irish Warrior - Michelle Willingham
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FALLEN is the story of the very plain, but sweet and kind, Izzy Temple and Julian Blackworth, handsome and a bit of a playboy...
Fallen - Celeste Bradley
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Started out good, but -- about midway through -- devolved into a sloppy, boring mess. The characters are never well-develope...
The Making of a Gentleman - Shana Galen
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I thought this was a truly lovely romantic story. So often historical romances, nowadays, are what I like to call “regency-by...
A Bed of Spices - Barbara Samuel
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I have never read another writer who writes like Angela Carter. Her writing is beautiful and excessive and utterly lush and e...
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories - Angela Carter
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Lots of fun. I agree with the other reviewer on this page: the plot is nothing revolutionary. In fact, the whole thing is a...
Reckless - Anne Stuart
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Hmmm. I'm really torn about this book. On the one hand, the writing was excellent. On the other, it was very bizarre. Lot...
Angels and Insects - A.S. Byatt
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Ugh. Great, wonderful idea but BAD execution. This story suffered from some serious plot pacing and character problems whic...
Blood and Ice - Robert Masello