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Catherine Coulter’s DEVIL’S EMBRACE – Enthralling 18th Century Story of Capture and an Earl who acts like a Pirate!

  This was Coulter’s first historical romance, published in 1985, and it is a superbly written,…

Victoria Vane’s BRETON WOLF – Excellent Viking Novella Set in 10th Century Brittany

  Set in 10th century Brittany, this is the story of Adele of Vannes, the daughter…

Gina Conkle’s NORSE JEWEL – Intriguing Viking Story

 Set in 1022, the story begins in the “land of the Franks” (today’s France, since she…

Marti Talbott’s THE VIKING – A Viking in Scotland and a Well-Told Tale

January is Viking romance month on Historical Romance Review. I’m starting with the first in a…

Shirl Henke’s CAPTURE THE SUN – Superb Western Classic with a Wonderful Half Cheyenne Hero!

Shirl Henke serves up richly detailed Western romances that will keep you up late at night,…

Dorothy Dunnett’s THE DISORDERLY KNIGHTS – Francis Lymond goes to Malta for a Worthy Adventure!

This is the third in Dunnett’s The Lymond Chronicles, the wonderful adventure series of historical novels…

Dorothy Dunnett’s QUEENS’ PLAY – Lymond Goes to France to Guard the Young Queen of Scots

Set in the 16th century, this is the second in the Lymond Chronicles and follows Francis…

Stacy Reid’s WHEN THE EARL WAS WICKED – Bare-fisted fighter teaches a lady of quality to fight

Set in the Victorian era, this is the story of Lady Verity Ayles who, having been…

Leila Snow’s PROOF OF VIRTUE – Victorian Heroine Goes from Pit to Pinnacle

Set in Manchester, England in 1848, this is the story of Emma Belden, an orphan with…

An Early Christmas gift! The Holly & The Thistle is free!

  London, December 1818 Lady Emily Picton’s only thought upon entering Berry’s wine shop was to…

J. R. Tomlin’s NOBLE TRAITOR – Vivid story of some of the First War for Scottish Independence

There were so many things I liked about this book, the depth of research, the medieval…

I’m off to the Highlands and Isles of Scotland!

  To my blog followers…I am off to the Highlands of Scotland, and specifically, to Argyll…

Elizabeth Chadwick’s TO DEFY A KING – Brilliant Telling of Love in the midst of Terrible Times in King John’s England

October is Medieval month on the blog and I’m beginning with a great story.   Set…

Georgette Heyer’s THE TOLL-GATE – Clever, Cant-filled Regency!

This Regency is the story of Captain John Staple, back from the battlefront and bored with…

Sue London’s TRIALS OF ARTEMIS – Her Name is Jack And She Knows How to Fight, a Regency

This is book 1 in the Haberdashers series though I might have thought it was book…

Lisa Kleypas’ WORTH ANY PRICE – Last of the Runners Gives into Love

Book 3 of the Bow Street Runners trilogy begins in 1839 and tells the story of…

Elizabeth Chadwick’s TEMPLAR SILKS – Forbidden Love in Jerusalem in the time of the Templars!

  This story shifts from William Marshall (“The Greatest Knight”) as a knight in the Holy…

Patricia McAllister’ GYPSY JEWEL – The Crimean War and Moscow!

Another great story from McAllister, this one about a gypsy who isn’t a gypsy and a…

Caroline Warfield’s THE PRICE OF GLORY – Modern Woman on a Medical Mission in 19th century Egypt Resists Love

August is Exotic Locales month on Historical Romance Review and I’m beginning with a wonderfully exotic…

Shirlee Busbee’s MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE – Love in Louisiana in 1814 as the Battle of New Orleans Approaches!

  I love Shirlee Busbee’s romances because I know I’m going to diving into a deep…

Marti Ziegler’s CLINGSTONE – Wonderful Love Story Set in Post Civil War America

The story begins as the Civil War is winding down. Mae Parrish works in a mill…

Johanna Lindsey’s ONE HEART TO WIN – Handsome Cowboy for a New York Girl

Set in Montana in the last half of the 19th century, this is the story of…

Candice Proctor’s THE BEQUEST – Unusual Western Historical Worth the Read!

Set in Central City, Colorado in 1874, this story of the post-Civil War west makes for…

Sally Platt’s ANNIE’S AUTUMN – Unique Western Historical Romance is Delightful

Set in Sweetwater Springs, Montana, presumably in the last quarter of the 19th century, this is…

Shirl Henke’s A FIRE IN THE BLOOD – Enthralling Classic from Wyoming Cattle Baron Days

Not many romance authors would start their story with a black moment but Henke does it…