Welcome to Historically Yours where I share some of my top Historical Romance picks for the next two weeks. The calendar for historicals is rather sparse for the first half of November. The publishers will be gearing up for the holiday releases after this.
Someone to Remember by Mary Balogh (11/5)
[Westcott series #7]
Matilda Westcott has spent her life tending to the needs of her mother, never questioning the web of solitude she has spun herself. To Matilda, who considers herself an aging spinster daughter, marriage is laughable — love is a game for the young, after all. But her quiet, ordered life unravels when a dashing gentleman from her past reappears, threatening to charm his way into her heart yet again. Charles Sawyer, Viscount Dirkson, does not expect to face Matilda Westcott thirty-six years after their failed romance. Moreover, he does not expect decades-old feelings to emerge at the very sight of her. When encountering Matilda at a dinner party, he finds himself as fascinated by her as he was the first day they met, and wonders whether, after all these years, they have a chance at happiness together.
The Christmas Husband by Kate Moore (11/5)
[Husband Hunters series #4]
Behind her seemingly dependent role as an unpaid caretaker — of both children and dogs — Harriet Swanley has in fact astutely avoided a forced marriage. But hers is not the only secret under wraps: Charles Davenham is working covertly to unmask a Russian agent — until the younger sister he’s always protected comes to him, recently rejected and clutching The Husband Hunter’s Guide to London. The little handbook would be a godsend — if only the distraught girl didn’t mangle all of its good advice! If Harriet can help Charles find a love match for his sibling, perhaps, in this season of good tidings, a long-buried attraction can set their own hearts aflame.
The Duke’s Bride by Erica Ridley (11/12)
[12 Dukes of Christmas series #6]
Single father and confirmed bachelor Jack Skeffington is the mastermind behind an international smuggling ring, yet unable to control his rambunctious ten-year-old twins. What he needs is a stern, experienced, no-nonsense governess. What he gets is his business partner’s untouchable sister, whose delectable body Jack yearns to pull close. Mademoiselle Désirée le Duc cannot wait to return to France and regain her lost vineyard. But to do so, she must repay crippling debt. Determined to buy freedom, she accepts temporary employment from an Englishman with a wicked smile and a big…wine cellar. His kisses taste like heaven and his arms feel like home. How can she choose between two families separated by the sea?