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Review: A Secret Affair by Mary Balogh

Review: A Secret Affair by Mary Baloghby Marcia

by Marcia, guest reviewer Constantine Huxtable is thinking about taking his next spring mistress.  He takes one every year, usually one of the many widows that are available.  He ends these affairs in the summer when he returns to the country.  There is no shortage of women eager for his company despite the fact that […]

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Review: Seducing an Angel by Mary Balogh

Review: Seducing an Angel by Mary Baloghby Marcia

by Marcia, guest reviewer Lady Paget, Cassandra Belmont is rumored to have killed her husband—with an axe.  She is in terrible financial straits and must find a rich man who can support her and her household; Alice her companion and former governess, Mary the housemaid and cook, Belinda, Mary’s illegitimate daughter and Roger the three […]

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Review: Up Close and Dangerous by Linda Howard

Review: Up Close and Dangerous by Linda Howardby Marcia

By: Marcia, guest reviewer Bailey Wingate is living what many would believe to be a charmed life in Seattle, but she has problems. Not that she is complaining. She knows that she is fortunate. Having grown up impoverished, she became the personal assistant to James Wingate, a wealthy businessman and father of two extremely self […]

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Review: The Courtesan by Susan Carroll

Review: The Courtesan by Susan Carrollby Marcia

By: Marcia, guest reviewer The Courtesan is the second novel about the Cheney Sisters, wise women from the Faire Isle. It takes place against the backdrop of sixteenth century France with Catherine de Medici and Henry Valois playing significant roles as antagonists. Primarily it is the story of the second Cheney sister, Gabrielle, but is […]

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Review: The Edge of Desire by Stephanie Laurens

Review: The Edge of Desire by Stephanie Laurensby Marcia

By: Marcia, guest reviewer Lady Latitia Vaux Randall has come to ask Christian Allardyce, 6th Marquess of Dearne, for help.  Someone has just murdered her husband and the authorities suspect her younger brother, Justin, of having committed the deed.  Thus begins Ms. Laurens’ seventh ‘Bastion Club’ novel. The Bastion Club was formed after the end […]

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Review: The Mermaid Garden by Santa Montefiore

Review: The Mermaid Garden by Santa Montefioreby Marcia

by Marcia, guest reviewer The Mermaid Garden is the story of two women who are desperately longing for love and fulfillment told with beautiful, sumptuous prose as well as witty, wry humor and a touch of mystery. Ten-year-old Floriana is a lonely, lost child, yearning to have something worthwhile and beautiful in her life.  Her […]

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Review: A Rake’s Guide to Seduction by Caroline Linden

Review: A Rake's Guide to Seduction by Caroline Lindenby Marcia

by Marcia, guest reviewer Anthony Hamilton had always been scandalous.  Even his parentage was questionable though his mother’s husband accepted him as his son.  Anthony had been thrown out of school several times for gambling although he did finish Oxford in record time.  His debts are sometimes rumored to be very high and at other […]

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Top Ten Heroes: Marcia

Top Ten Heroes: Marciaby Marcia

Today’s Top Ten List comes from LRP reader and guest reviewer, Marcia. I cannot say that I remember the names of heroes from romance novels with the exception of Jamie Fraser from Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. Not only is he really good looking and sexy, but he is strong, brave, honorable, intelligent, capable, longsuffering and […]

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