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Review: Oscar Wilde and the Murders at Reading Gaol by Gyles Brandfreth

Review: Oscar Wilde and the Murders at Reading Gaol by Gyles Brandfrethby Karin

Reviewed by Cara Lynn This is a very dark book, detailing Wilde’s time in Reading Gaol for his relationship with Lord Alfred Douglass. During the time of his incarceration, his wife took their young sons and left the country, but continued to give him an allowance, a pittance, really. Upon her death after a spinal […]

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Review: Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, Book 2) by Deborah Harkness

Review: Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, Book 2) by Deborah Harknessby Sharon S.

Reviewed by Sharon S. I had heard wonderful things about A Discovery of Witches so when I got an opportunity to review the sequel Shadow of Night I thought, perfect! Unfortunately this is a series that needs to be read in order. Harkness did a great job of catching the reader up on her world […]

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Drawing Inspiration from Romantic Settings

Drawing Inspiration from Romantic Settingsby Guest Blogger

Hannah Fielding is a writer, a reader, a traveller, a dreamer and a devoted romantic. Her debut novel, Burning Embers, is an evocative and passionate story of coming of age, of letting go of the past, of having faith in a person and of overcoming obstacles to love, set against the vivid and colourful backdrop […]

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Review: Two Sinful Secrets (The Scandalous St. Claires, Book 2) by Laurel McKee

Review: Two Sinful Secrets (The Scandalous St. Claires, Book 2) by Laurel McKeeby Keira G

Hero: Dominic St. Claire and his brothers continue to uphold a feud that started many years ago with the Huntingtons, involving older relatives on both sides. They brothers blame the Huntingtons for the loss of their family fortune. Revenge would be sweet and Lady Sophia would be perfect target. Dominic decides he will elope with […]

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Why was Flemish Lace Forbidden in France?

Why was Flemish Lace Forbidden in France?by Guest Blogger

Guest blog by Iris Anthony, author of The Ruins of Lace Thank you so much for hosting me on Love Romance Passion! Lace may be linked to both love and romance but it was the passion people in the seventeenth century felt for it that drew me to my story of lace smuggling. People gave […]

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Review: Paris in Love by Eloisa James

Review: Paris in Love by Eloisa Jamesby Karin

Reviewed by Karin I absolutely love this memoir! J’adore! It is a book to be enjoyed and savored — and one I will likely reread either if I am visiting Paris again or only hankering to visit Paris again. The book is made of little sound bytes — or if you will, word bytes — […]

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Review: A Silver Sun by Sandra Freeman

Review: A Silver Sun by Sandra Freemanby Sandra Scholes

Reviewed by Sandra Scholes A Silver Sun marks the fifth of Sandra Freeman’s novels where Stella Rubens makes her life for herself in the South of France, in the hopes for a change of scenery to brighten up the months ahead. On a gentle stroll through the market, she comes across a book shop, sees […]

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Review: No Longer a Gentleman (Lost Lords, Book 4) by Mary Jo Putney

Review: No Longer a Gentleman (Lost Lords, Book 4) by Mary Jo Putneyby Keira G

Hero: Grey Sommers used to be a gentleman, but nowadays he’s a prisoner in the dungeon of a French official. Grey’s been there for 10 years and counting. He prepares himself using what limited means he has for the day when escape might be possible. That day finally arrives when a sweet grandmother opens the […]

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