Tagged with Eloisa James

Eloisa James: Winning The Wallflower

Eloisa James is by far one of my favorite contemporary historical romance authors.  She has a consistently funny and entertaining style and memorable characters.  She also is a master at crafting the hero, with a unique insight into the male mind. Winning the Wallflower, a novella, was a short and sweet read.  I burned through … Continue reading

Top Ten Spring Hist-Ro Reads (in ebook form)

Must have oldies but goodies and new on the shelves hist-ro reads to get you in the mood for spring! The Gamekeeper’s Lady by Ann Lethbridge On sale date: Apr 1, 2011…this one sounds perfect for days indoors with the rain beating down, longing to get outside!  A natural aristro’s daughter and a bad boy Lord ala gamekeeper–hot!  … Continue reading

Eloisa James: This Duchess of Mine

Oh, Eloisa.  Et tu?  Gone the way of Julia? This was the internal dialogue halfway through This Duchess of Mine.  Suffice to say, there was just something off about this book.  Like Julia Quinn’s recent releases, this one is just diced up by trying to set up the storyline for the next book.  Is this a new strategy … Continue reading

Eloisa James: When the Duke Returns

“Married by proxy as a child, Lady Isidore has spent years fending off lecherous suitors while longing for her husband, Simeon Jermyn, the Duke of Cosway, to return. But when the prodigal duke finally returns, ready to take on his obligations, he finds the woman they call his wife too ravishing, too headstrong, too sensual … Continue reading

Eloisa James:The Pleasures Trilogy

Eloisa James first series, The Pleasure Trilogy, is as fun as it is a great pre-quel to all of her books. The covers look like a fledgling author, but don’t let that fool you…they are ever bit as a delicious as any other James hist-ro! In Potent Pleasures a reckless night of sensual indiscretion later … Continue reading

The Essex Sisters Series: Eloisa James

One of my favorite hist-ro series is Eloisa James’ The Essex Sisters quartet.  Highly recommended for their humor, lovable characters and fabulous romance (and sizzling scenes), James weaves into her Regency time period contemporary issues like alcoholism and grief with a masterful touch. We first meet the Essex sisters with Much Ado About You, Tess’ … Continue reading

My Top Eight in Hist-Ro Contempo

My top eight contemporary historical romance novels (had to leave out Austen & Heyer…!).  These are the books you can enjoy again and again. Splendid by Julia Quinn.  I love stories of masquerades gone wrong, and this one is funny, warm and wonderful.  Read an excerpt here. The Gilded Web by Mary Balogh.  Mistaken identities … Continue reading

Georgette Heyer: Venetia

There is a reason that Georgette Heyer is renowned as a more contemporary Jane Austen.  Writing in the 1920s until the 70s, her books created the Regency England romance genre. Many of the current historical romance novelist of today emulate Heyer’s plots, style, and general whimsy for the genre (See Eloisa James). And for an … Continue reading