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Letter from Money - The Letters From Love Series, #2

Liz Lyons and Jack Richardson have spent years apart, with Liz raising their son Rex to adulthood on the island, Atlantica. After the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Jack brings his family to the States, to both protect them and to prepare Rex f...

3 Stars

Daughter of the Gods - A Novel of Ancient Egypt

Hatshepsut is the youngest daughter of Pharoah Tutmose in 1400s BC Egypt. She never expects to become wife to her brother, but fate conspires to place her next to the throne. His death has Hatshepsut running Egypt as regent for the two-year...

5 Stars
  • Author: Stephanie Thornton
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: NAL

Queen Elizabeth's Daughter - A Novel of Elizabeth I

“The Queen’s Daughter” by Anne Barnhill was an interesting look at Queen Elizabeth, told from the viewpoint of her royal ward, Mary Shelton. As the Virgin Queen, Elizabeth knew she could never have a husband nor children, so Mary is the clo...

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The Simon and Kirby Library: Horror

I’ve been reading comics since I was a little girl and anything dark and creepy is a special favorite. So I was very intrigued to see The Simon & Kirby Library: Horror collection featuring some of the earliest entries in the 1950s. Combinin...

5 Stars

The Windflower

I’m a fan of historical romances and sometimes you just want a torrid and slightly over the top book for some total mind candy. “The Windflower” by Laura London completely fits this bill and was a delightful surprise. I picked up this re-re...

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  • Author: Laura London
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Forever

Madam - A Novel of New Orleans

I love historical nonfiction, especially anything with a naughty bent, so I was intrigued to see “Madam: a novel of New Orleans” which was supposed to be based on a true story. This book by Cari Lynn and Kelly Martin covers the creation of...

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  • Authors: Cari Lynn, Kellie Martin
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Plume

My Thomas - A Novel of Martha Jefferson's Life - The Letters From Love Series, Starter

“My Thomas” by Roberta Grimes was a book I picked up hesitantly. I read a lot of historical fiction, so I have pretty high expectations sometimes of what I expect from a good book. The description of this book made it sound like it would be...

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  • Author: Roberta Grimes
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Wheatmark

To Love a Highlander - Scandalous Scots, #1

There is nothing like a torrid romance as a dose of mindless enjoyment but I found myself struggling sometimes while reading “To Love a Highlander” by Sue-Ellen Welfonder. While no one expects a bodice ripper to be historical accurate, this...

3 Stars
  • Author: Sue-Ellen Welfonder
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Forever

The Queen's Dwarf

Being a fan of both historical fiction and anything featuring human “oddities” I was fascinated to see a novel looking at the court of King Charles I and Queen Henrietta told from the viewpoint of dwarf Jeffrey Hudson. Many royals had colle...

5 Stars

The Red Lily Crown - A Novel of Medici Florence

Florence was a tumultuous time in 1574 due to the passing of Grand Duke Cosimo de’ Medici. His son Prince Francesco was a tyrant who was obsessed with alchemy and the power it could bring. He forms a triad to obtain the philosopher’s stone,...

4 Stars
  • Author: Elizabeth Loupas
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: NAL

Dragons Wild

I’ve read Robert Asprin’s books for years, starting with his M.Y.T.H. series and adding the Phule’s series. He’s always written hilariously funny fantasy novels, so I was delighted to discover he had another series featuring dragons. This f...

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Shadow on the Crown

As a fan of historical fiction, especially anything with an English bent, I’ve read a lot of books over the years. So, I have a high standard for what makes an enjoyable read. “Shadow of the Crown” by Patricia Bracewell falls into the enjoy...

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What a Reckless Rogue Needs - The Sinful Scoundrels, #2

Colin has enjoyed his single life, far from his family and their demands and responsibilities. But when his father threatens to sell a property that Colin holds dear unless Colin changes his ways and marries, Colin has no choice. But with L...

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  • Author: Vicky Dreiling
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Forever

Greetings of the Season and Other Stories

I’m a fan of Regency romances and have read a lot, but have somehow managed to miss Barbara Metzger. That is a mistake I won’t be making in the future. Her Christmas collection was funny, touching, romantic and page turning, making the shor...

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The Boleyn Bride

I love anything historical and English, and have read almost everything on the Tudors. So I’m always excited to read something new, but have high standards. The Boleyn Bride by Brandy Purdy is one of the best novels covering Henry VIII and...

5 Stars

Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard - Anno Dracula, 1976-1991

Dracula is dead, yet again, but does the King of Cats ever truly stay dead. Ion Popescu is a Romanian vampire helping out on the set of Coppola's movie production of Dracula. Helped by fellow vampire Kate Reed, Popescu escapes from Romania...

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Parlor Games

May Dugas doesn't want to be poor and doesn't want to just get by. But for an 18-year-old girl in 1887 Chicago, there aren't a lot of ways to make money. May soon finds herself in a bordello, but she has big plans. Soon landing herself a we...

4 Stars

The Spanish Queen - A Novel of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon

Catherine of Aragon, daughter of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, is sent to England to wed Prince Arthur. Quickly widowed when the weak Prince dies, Catherine lingers in a limbo, no longer an English bride but not sent back home. When Ar...

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Daughters of the Nile - A Novel of Cleopatra's Daughter, #3

While a fan of history, I’d not read any of Stephanie Dray’s work, so I was almost hesitant to start reading “Daughters of the Nile”. But almost instantly I was pulled into the story of Cleopatra Selene, daughter of Cleopatra and Marc Antho...

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Lenore - Purple Nurples Vol.5

Roman Dirge's Lenore is one of my favorite little girls of all time. That fact that she's been dead for decades is no reason not love her. The world she lives in is creepy, dark, delightful odd, and filled with the magic that only the young...

5 Stars

The Knight's Temptress - Lairds of the Loch

When Lady Lina MacFarlan and her friend Elizabeth Galbraith are taken hostage during the Scottish upheaval of Jamie Stewart trying to gain his throne, she hopes that they will not only be rescued but in time to save their virtue and reputat...

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  • Author: Amanda Scott
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Forever

When The Marquess Met His Match - An American Heiress in London

Nicholas is the Marquis of Trubridge and inline to inherit a duke’s title, but unfortunately, since he’s been cut off by his father, he must marry an heiress to refill his pockets, and quickly. But since his circumstances have been leaked t...

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Petals and Thorns

Jeffe Kennedy has penned a very erotic retelling of Beauty and the Beast in the novella “Petals and Thorns”. With almost no foreplay the reader is submerged into a darkly decadent story, featuring bondage, whipping, and the breaking down of...

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The Passion of the Purple Plumeria - A Pink Carnation Novel, #10

Colonel William Reid has retired back to England after a long career in India. He travels to Bath to visit with his youngest daughter, safely ensconced in a finishing school. To his shock and horror, his daughter is missing, along with a sc...

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  • Author: Lauren Willig
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: NAL

Undead and Unsure - Undead/Queen Betsy, #12

Fans of Mary Janice Davidson's Betsy vampire series has seen the books get progressively darker but still funny with a bite. This book serves as a relief after the somewhat depressing twists in the last two, but still delivers all the enter...

4 Stars
  • Author: MaryJanice Davidson
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Berkley

Big Nate Flips Out

Big Nate is one of those comic strips that appeals to children and adults alike. The daily comic strip is one of the first read in the newspaper in my house and anytime a new Big Nate book come home, there's bickering galore over who gets t...

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The Wolf Gift - The Wolf Gift Chronicles, #1

Reuben Golding has come to Marchent Nideck's house high in the hills of California to write an article about the house and the mysterious history behind it. A terrible event results in Reuben gaining not only possession of this great and be...

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Winter at Death's Hotel

As a Sherlock Holmes fan, I’m always excited to see a new take on the genre, and this is the first one I’ve ever seen featuring Conan’s wife as the detective. The author did an outstanding job of recreating the time period and characters, u...

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The Simon & Kirby Library: Science Fiction

Being that I’m not a normal reader of science fiction comic books (Wonder Woman all the way for me), this was outside my comfort zone but I’m glad I picked it up. Joe Simon and Jack Kirby were some of the earliest fathers of the American co...

4 Stars

Affliction - Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #22

I've been reading Laurell K. Hamilton since the second or third book came out, so I always pick up the newest Anita Blake book. With the last few books getting a little too sexually graphic for my taste, my pleasure in the series has dimmed...

4 Stars
  • Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Supernatural, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Berkley

The Mysterious Death of Miss Jane Austen

As a Jane Austen fan (or fanatic), I’m always fascinated by the different views and literary paths people take regarding Jane. From retellings using the viewpoints of different characters, mysteries featuring Jane as the detective, and even...

5 Stars

The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle

“The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle” is the second in a delightfully whimsical series by Christopher Healy. He’s taken the traditional fairytale stories, with their princes, princesses, dwarfs, trolls, and villains galore, and turned t...

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The Darling Strumpet - A Novel of Nell Gwynn, Who Captured the Heart of England and King Charles II

Gillian Bagwell has brought to life one of King Charles II’s most notorious mistresses, Nell Gwynn. The author has done an amazing job of bringing Nell alive on the page, with all her passion, wit, and humor vividly described. Fans of histo...

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  • Author: Gillian Bagwell
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Berkley

Master and God

Lindsey Davis’ latest book is a sweeping saga covering the reign of Domitian, Roman emperor, as seen through the eyes of Gaius Vinius Clodianus, a soldier, and Lucilla, hairdresser to the women of Roman society. “Master & God” is a lush per...

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Kevin - Archie Comics

As an Archie fan for many years, I was intrigued to hear that they were introducing an openly gay character to Riverdale High. But Kevin Keller has been well-done from day one, being a gay role model without being preachy or stereotypical....

4 Stars

The Queen's Vow - A Novel of Isabella of Castile

C. W. Gortner's historical fiction books are always a delight for fans, and "The Queen's Vow" was just as wonderful as his previous books. His attention to detail and ability to bring long-dead figures to life, create novels that are a wond...

5 Stars

Seducing the Highlander - The Mctiernays

“Seducing the Highlander” by Michele Sinclair is the latest book in her McTiernays series. Following the wedding of Crevan and Raelynd, the author follows with the love story of their twins. Filled with lots of humor and spiced with liberal...

4 Stars

Death and the Courtesan

This was a different and interesting take on the normal Regency romance in that it is told from the viewpoint of a courtesan instead of one of the Society misses or gentlemen. The main character is unrepentantly delightful in her enjoyment...

4 Stars

Stolen Charms

Natalie Haislett is determined to have a marriage of love, excitement and adventure on her own terms instead of the boring and bland marriage required by ‘Society’ and her mother. So Natalie asks roguish acquaintance Jonathan Drake to help...

3 Stars

The Bridgertons Happily Ever After

Julia Quinn has created a family that has grabbed her readers’ hearts in the Bridgerton family, with many asking “What happened next?” In ‘The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After’ Julia Quinn tries to answer some of those questions. This is not...

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To Tempt the Devil - Lord Hawkesbury's Players, #3

I’m a fan of historical romance but there are time periods that I enjoy reading about more than others. While Queen Elizabeth’s time in the late 1500s was just a little too short on personal comforts to truly be one of my favorites, but it...

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Oscar Wilde and the Murders at Reading Gaol - The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries, #6

Gyles Brandreth murder mysteries featuring Oscar Wilde have been a favorite of mine ever since I discovered the very first one. Oscar Wilde, as a personality, comes across larger than life, with his zest for life, witty bon mots, and his ab...

5 Stars
  • Author: Gyles Brandreth
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Touchstone

Sin With a Scoundrel - The Husband Hunters Club

Clementina Smythe, otherwise known as Tina, is the latest graduate of Miss Debenham’s Finishing School to start her husband hunt. She has her sights set on Lord Horace Gilfoyle, a family friend, who sees her only as a little sister. While T...

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Encounters of Sherlock Holmes

While Arthur Conan Doyle hasn’t penned any new Sherlock Holmes stories for many years, fans have been able to turn to new authors to get their Sherlock fix. With Sherlockian stories covering every genre, there is sure to be something to fit...

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Apocalypse Cow

As a fan of the zombie genre, I’ve often felt that authors were ignoring the storyline of what would happen if animals became zombies. “Apocalypse Cow” by Michael Logan explores that premise, with the zombie plague starting off in a cow but...

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The Body in the Piazza - Faith Fairchild Mysteries, #21

Faith Fairchild has headed to Italy with her husband for an anniversary trip. Starting off in Rome, she quickly makes friends with a delightful character that seems to have stepped directly out a book, fellow traveler Freddy Ives. But the f...

4 Stars

One Glorious Ambition - The Compassionate Crusade of Dorothea Dix

The little bit I knew about Dorothea Dix was that she was head of nurses for Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. I never realized how much more there was to this fascinating woman until picking up One Glorious Ambition by Jane Kirkpatrick...

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A Lady of Letters

Marianne Arnet is looking forward to her coming out season, until Lord Whitstone threatens her family with social shunning if she tries to participate in the London season. He holds her responsible for her parents betrayal of England by joi...

4 Stars

The Forgetful Lady

Lady Elizabeth Fairchildhas a less than successful start to her coming out season last year, so she adopted a cover of bravado, dampening her dresses, racing her horse, and all in all, being untrue to her true self. Starting her second seas...

4 Stars

Lady in Disguise

Jacqueline Diamond's novella is a treat to any Regency romance fan, feeling reminiscent of Georgette Heyer at her best. This story seemed to mix the mistaken identities of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" with the wit of Jane Austen. I was la...

4 Stars

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