The heroine of Lord Carew’s Bride by Mary Balogh is a spinster who has put off romance but is searching for meaning in life. Through her chance encounter with the reclusive Lord Carew she finds friendship, love, and self-discovery. 4.5 Stars
Historical Romance Review: Reckless Heart (aka Elusive Love) by Lois Arvin Walker
Readers who like “sweet, clean romances” may find something to like in Lois Arvin Walker’s Reckless Heart. Those of us who like a lot more will have to look elsewhere. 2 Stars
Covers of the Week #90: Valentine’s Day Regency
Check Sweet Savage Flame’s picks of these lovely Regency romance covers for Valentine’s Day!
Historical Romance Review: The Lion’s Lady by Julie Garwood
The Lion’s Lady by Julie Garwood takes us to Regency Era England where we meet two firm-willed yet evenly matched partners in love. One is a lady of mystery from the former colonies raised among the Native people. The other is an English nobleman turned soldier and spy, now retiring from duty. 4.15 stars
Covers of the Week #32
The Regency era is the most popular setting in historicals. For the week of Monday, November 15, to Sunday, November 21, 2021, our theme for the covers of the week is Regency romances. Enjoy!
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: Emmie’s Love by Janette Seymour
Emmie’s Love is Purity’s Passion, redux. Just as in Purity’s Passion and Purity’s Ecstasy, the heroine is separated from her true love and must “find” her way back to him.
3 1/2 stars
Historical Romance Review: Stranger in My Arms by Lisa Kleypas
Stranger in My Arms is a wonderful historical romance by Lisa Kleypas about a widow whose husband reappears from the dead. Does he have a secret identity? 4.5 stars
Historical Romance Review: Devil’s Desire by Laurie McBain
For me, Devil’s Desire was a bland Regency romance written by Laurie McBain. 2 1/2 stars