Velvet Night is a very pale sequel to Passion’s Bride/ The Captain’s Lady. Jo Goodman’s previous Zebra historical was far superior to this lukewarm romance novel. 2 Stars
Historical Romance Review: Secret Fire by Johanna Lindsey
Secret Fire was the second Johanna Lindsey romance I read and cemented her works among my favorites. This romance set in Russia and Victorian England was released during Lindsey’s peak years of output. 5 stars
15 Old School Historical Romances That Revolutionized the Genre
These 15 Historical Romances published before 2000 either caused radical changes in the romance novel industry or they are so pivotal and unforgettable, they are must-reads. Please note, we at Sweet Savage Flame may not have read all books ourselves, but recognize their importance to the genre. Our aim is to review all books on this list if we haven’t already.
Historical Romance Review: Savage Ecstasy by Janelle Taylor
This review is of Savage Ecstasy by Janelle Taylor. The year is 1776, and English expatriate Alisha Williams, 20, has journeyed west to find happiness with her only surviving relative. One day, the “men” in her settlement bring a captured Oglala Lakota Indian brave into their camp, named Gray Eagle. Gray Eagle and Alisha develop romantic feelings for each other. 3 stars
Historical Romance Review: Texas Storm by Deana James
It’s the mid-1830’s and Scottish immigrant Reiver MacPherson has been granted lands by the new Texas government…So begins Deana James’ Texas Storm.
Category Romance Review: Stay Through the Night by Flora Kidd
Stay Through the Night by Flora Kidd is a romance about big misunderstandings, adultery, & kidnapping. 4 Stars
Historical Romance Review: Taken By You by Connie Mason
This Connie Mason historical romance has a paint-by-numbers plot about a pirate seeking revenge against the Spanish only to fall for a Spanish beauty disguised as a nun.