April '05 Historical Romances

April '05 Historical Romances
Hello, and welcome back! Hopefully most of you stayed dry during the heavy rains we got here in the northeast this weekend--indoors with a good book, preferably.

Though the weather is nicer now and promises to be gorgeous here the next few days, I know it won't be that way everywhere, so I have four new books for you this time, all historicals and all very different. First up are two Regencies, the first from Sophia Nash, Lord Will and Her Grace (Signet), with Lord William fleeing from an unwanted wedding and finding himself in the presence of Sophie Somerset, herself disgraced in London. This one's very busy.

Then there's Louise Bergin's The Winter Duke (Signet), with Lydia Grenville meeting an interesting, attractive man in the wood near her family home. Except he turns out to be the Duke of Winterbourne, not a secretary as she'd assumed, and then things get messy.

Rebecca Hagan Lee's next in the Free Fellows League series is also here, Truly a Wife (Berkley). Miranda, Lady St. Germaine, has no plans to marry now, but when the injured Daniel, Duke of Sussex, whisks her out of his mother's ball and off to be married by special license, she can't come up with a good reason to say no to the man she loves--and who's already broken her heart. I do enjoy these stories in the series, and Miranda is a great heroine, my favorite, I think, that has gotten her Free Fellow and lived happily ever after. I'm giving this one four and a half arrows, for making me laugh and sigh and wish it hadn't ended so soon.

Finally, we have the paperback release of Amanda Quick's Paid Companion (Jove). When Elenora Lodge agrees to pose as the fiancee of the Earl of St. Merryn, she has no idea she's about to plunge into a great adventure. Or find the love of her life. What fun! Elenora is no foolish miss, but an intelligent woman, though falling for Arthur isn't in the original plans. And St. Merryn is a worthy hero. Quite an enjoyable way to pass an evening, this one's earned four arrows.

Until next time, happy reading!

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