Welcome to Historically Yours where I share some of my top Historical Romance picks for the next two weeks.
The Princess Plan by Julia London (11/19)
[Royal Wedding series #1]
Nothing gets the tongues of London’s high society wagging like a good scandal. And when the personal secretary of the visiting Prince Sebastian of Alucia is found murdered, it’s all anyone can talk about, including Eliza Tricklebank. Her unapologetic gossip gazette has benefited from an anonymous tip about the crime, prompting Sebastian to take an interest in playing detective — and an even greater interest in Eliza. With a trade deal on the line and mounting pressure to secure a noble bride, there’s nothing more salacious than a prince dallying with a commoner. Sebastian finds Eliza’s contrary manner as frustrating as it is seductive, but they’ll have to work together if they’re going to catch the culprit. Read Excerpt Here.
A Lady’s Past by A.S. Fenichel (11/19)
[Everton Domestic Society series #4]
His fiancée’s betrayal nearly cost Jacques Laurent everything. Despite his resolve not to trust anyone again, he can’t abandon the young woman he finds alone on the road to London. In the brief hours they spend together, the enigmatic Diana touches his heart in a way he can’t explain. Even after bringing her to the Everton Domestic Society for safekeeping, he can’t get her out of his thoughts. And when he next encounters her, working as assistant to a renowned scientist, he becomes even more intrigued. The Society’s kindness is especially welcome after everything Diana had endured in the French prison, but she fears for the safety of those who get close to her. French spies are on her trail, convinced that her scientific knowledge can help them win the war. As peril draws them irrevocably together, Diana and Jacques succumb to mutual desire.
Contracted as his Countess by Louise Allen (11/19)
Cloistered away in a castle since birth, Madelyn Aylmer must now fulfill her eccentric father’s dying request: Wed nobleman Jack Ransome! She has what Jack needs – land — and so he accepts their marriage of convenience and vows to introduce this sheltered innocent to society. But what Madelyn hadn’t expected was the way her body would react to Jack, especially to his promise of a union filled with unbridled passion!
Miss Amelia’s Mistletoe Marquess by Jenni Fletcher (11/19)
[Secrets of a Victorian Household series #2]
When Amelia Fairclough had sought refuge in a blizzard, a brooding stranger had given her warmth and shelter. She’d even tried to soothe him of his demons in return. But as she scurried home at dawn, she was spotted! Now he’s in the parlor, offering to do the honorable thing. Surely she’d be a fool to turn down the new Marquess of Falconmore.
Christmas with his Wallflower Wife by Janice Preston (11/19)
[The Beauchamp Heirs series #3]
Lord Alexander Beauchamp has protected Lady Jane Colebrooke since childhood. So seeing she’s about to be forced to wed, he steps in with a proposal of his own. But Alex underestimated the closeness that taking Jane as his bride demands — something he expected never to give. As Christmas approaches, he knows he must confront the dark secrets that shadow their marriage.
A Deal with her Rebel Viking by Michelle Styles (11/19)
Defending her home, Lady Ansithe captures outlaw Viking Moir Mimirson. The prisoner will be the ideal ransom for her father, who’s being held hostage by the Danes. Yet Moir’s flirtatious negotiations exhilarate practical Ansithe as much as they surprise her. Can she be sure that this hardened warrior will work with her and not betray her?
How to Tempt a Duke by Madeline Martin (11/19)
When her almost fiancé proposes to someone else, Lady Eleanor is suddenly the talk of the ton. With her family in dire financial straits, Eleanor must marry before the end of the Season. Secret lessons with Charles, the dashing, infuriating and devastatingly charming Duke of Somersville, should help Eleanor shake off her shameful Ice Queen moniker. But how can she tempt a prospective husband when it’s the duke who ignites her desire?
My Fake Rake by Eva Leigh (11/26)
[Union of the Rakes series #1]
Lady Grace Wyatt is content as a wallflower, focusing on scientific pursuits rather than the complications of society matches. But when a handsome, celebrated naturalist returns from abroad, Grace wishes, for once, to be noticed. Her solution: to “build” the perfect man, who will court her publicly and help her catch his eye. Grace’s colleague, anthropologist Sebastian Holloway, is just the blank slate she requires. To further his own research on English society, Sebastian agrees to let Grace transform him from a bespectacled, bookish academic into a dashing — albeit fake — rake. Between secret lessons on how to be a rogue and exaggerated public flirtations, Grace’s feelings for Sebastian grow from friendship into undeniable — and inconvenient — real attraction. If only she hadn’t asked him to help her marry someone else
To Bed the Bride by Karen Ranney (11/26)
[All for Love series #3]
Politics has introduced MP Logan McKnight to many fascinating people, but the lady he encounters on the lands bordering his ancestral Scottish home outshines them all. Eleanor Craig of Hearthmere seats a thoroughbred horse like a queen, knows as much about world events as any of his colleagues — and is engaged to one of the worst men Logan knows. She also seems lonely, so Logan brings her a friend. Thus should their acquaintance end, yet it’s only just begun. The puppy Logan delivers is every bit as irresistible as the man himself. How could this stranger sense the isolation Eleanor suffers among her scheming, snobbish extended family and the fiancé who control her life?
Ride the High Lonesome by Rosanne Bittner (11/26)
[Outlaw Trail series #1]
When Kate Winters is left stranded and defenseless in outlaw country, she knows there’s little chance she’ll make it out alive…until she stumbles across a ruthless gang hanging a cowboy for his cattle. She waits until the outlaws are gone, desperate enough to claim the dead man’s horse to make her escape — only to realize he’s not dead after all. Those outlaws should have made damn sure Luke Bowden was good and gone. Now he vows he’ll have his revenge no matter the cost. But they’re miles away from the nearest town, and the woman who saved his hide won’t survive the ride back. He owes her his life, and it doesn’t take long before he’s faced with a terrible choice: Stand by Kate or claim his revenge?
Anyone but a Duke by Betina Krahn (11/26)
[Sin and Sensibility series #3]
The youngest of four spirited American sisters, Sarah Bumgarten has studiously avoided her mother’s attempts to find her a titled husband among London’s aristocracy. Now, after an earl’s very public rejection, it seems her ideal mate will be anyone but a nobleman. Thankfully, there are no noblemen in sight at Betancourt, the country estate where Sarah takes refuge. Its rightful owner, the Duke of Meridian, sibling to Sarah’s brother-in-law, has been absent for years. Accompanied by her bevy of beloved animals, Sarah delights in refurbishing the once-grand property. But even a self-assured frontier heiress needs help when greedy tenants are threatened by her presence. Out of nowhere, a stranger jumps into the fray when ruffians attack. The roguish interloper — now recuperating in the ducal bedchamber — smacks of the nobility with his brazen sensuality, worldly knowledge and deeply seductive voice. Could he be the errant duke?
The Beast of Beswick by Amalie Howard (11/26)
Lord Nathaniel Harte, the disagreeable Duke of Beswick, spends his days smashing porcelain, antagonizing his servants and snarling at anyone who gets too close. With a ruined face like his, it’s hard to like much about the world. Especially smart-mouthed harpies — with lips better suited to kissing than speaking — who brave his castle with indecent proposals. But Lady Astrid Everleigh will stop at nothing to see her younger sister safe from a notorious scoundrel, even if it means offering herself up on a silver platter to the forbidding Beast of Beswick himself. And by offer, she means what no highborn lady of sound and sensible mind would ever dream of: a tender of marriage with her as his bride.