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Historical Romance Novels to 1999

Read any good books lately? The flood of literature is steadily growing but the stream
of new
Regencies has slowed to a trickle. Wanting to stick with our favorite era, many
readers are today forced into picking up older books second hand. But what to select?
There is very little information out there regarding books published before the Internet
became mainstream or was even thought of. We, Yvonne and Janice, who have both
been avid Regency fans for more years than we want to admit to, decided to change
all that. Below are some thoughts about books from the Golden Age of the
Regency. We hope these short reviews will aid you in your selection. *



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See No Love

by Monette Cummings

ISBN: 0802707386, 9780802707383, 0709025122, 9780709025122

Published 1983 by Walker and Company (US). Reprinted 1986 by Hale (UK)

The Honorable Miss Emily Harmon was born so myopic that she could only see objects clearly if she held them up to her face. All else was merely a blur to her. She didn't ask about it because she assumed it was the same for everybody, and those around her merely assumed she was an extraordinarily clumsy child, stumbling over things and unable to learn common skills such as riding and needlecraft. Emily grew into a very beautiful girl, and an intelligent one as well, since one of the few things she could do was read. One evening her father had dinner with a medical man, who spotted Emily's problem immediately, and advised Lord Harmon to buy her a pair of spectacles, which he did.

The spectacles opened up a whole new world of beauty to Emily; for the first time, she could see trees, flowers and people. However, Lady Harmon, a woman of limited intelligence but forceful character, was incensed; she had perfect vision herself and believed that if Emily would only try, she would be able to see as well as anyone. Lady Harmon also believed that if anybody saw Emily with spectacles, she would never find a husband, and she forbade Emily to wear her spectacles where anyone could see her. Emily was not to be seen reading either, lest someone think her a bluestocking.

Lady Harmon intended Emily to marry a title and so she was presented in London, and somehow made it through her Court Presentation without spectacles but without incident. The family was invited to a house party at Maidencourt, the home of Philip Leslie, Duke of Durban. Lady Harmon forbade Emily to bring her spectacles, but Emily hid them. Lady Harmon also instructed Emily to ensnare the Duke's nephew, Arthur Leslie, Viscount Stearnes. However the Viscount was not interested; he was in pursuit of Lady Isobel Darcy, who was in pursuit of the Duke himself. When Emily, forbidden to wear her spectacles in public, falls into one disastrous scrape after another, it falls to the Duke to see what's really going on.

I had mixed feelings about this book. I think I was supposed to find Emily's errors and accidents funny, and some of them are, but I could not laugh because I was too angry at her mother for bullying her and her father for not standing up for her immediately. Also, though it's a well thought out take on what it might be like in that time to suffer from a disability those around you don't understand or accept, it's not a very romantic tale. The Duke remains much too shadowy a figure to Emily and to the reader as well; we aren't shown a relationship growing between them, mostly because Emily can't see which one he is. But, though it's an odd tale, I did find it readable enough and would recommend it if the premise appeals. (Posted by Janice 10/21/14)



Browsing previous Retro Read titles (newest first) * * * Book reviews by author

Complete Retro Read List:

Abducted Heiress by Jasmine Cresswell

Absent Wife by Sandra Heath

Accessible Aunt by Vanessa Gray

Advantageous Marriage by Alice Chetwynd Ley

Adverse Alliance by Lucia Curzon (Ellen Fitzgerald)

Affair Of Honor by Candice Hern

All's Fair by Donna Bell

Althea by Madeleine Robins

American Bride by Megan Daniel

Amethyst Love by Rebecca Danton

Annabelle by Marion Chesney

Ardent Lady Amelia by Laura Matthews

Arrogant Lord Alistair by Sheila Walsh

Artful Lady by Sabina Clark (Marianne Willman)

Aunt Sophie's Diamonds by Joan Smith

Avenging Maid by Janis Susan May

Bar Sinister by Sheila Simonson

Baron And The Bookseller by June Calvin

Bath Intrigue by Sheila Walsh

Battling Bluestocking by Amanda Scott

Bellwood Treasure by Lillian Lincoln (Barbara Hazard)

Best Intentions by Candice Hern

Black Widow by Charlotte Louise Dolan

Blackmailed Bridegroom by Dorothy Mack

Bluestocking by Jane Ashford

Bluestocking On His Knee by Regina Scott

Blackwood Bride by Jasmine Cresswell

Breath of Scandal by Jeanne Carmichael

Brighton Intrigue by Emma Lange

Brighton Road by Susan Carroll

Camilla's Conscience by Sandra Heath / Sarah Stanley

Caroline by Jasmine Cresswell

Cassandra by Diana Delmore (Lois Stewart)

Cassandra Knot by Rebecca Baldwin

Celebrated Miss Neville by Barbara Neil (Barbara Sherrod)

Certain Reputation by Emma Lange

Charity's Gambit by Marcy Stewart

Cherry Ripe by Claudette Williams

Christmas Gambol by Joan Smith

Clandestine Betrothal by Alice Chetwynd Ley

Cleopatra's Carpet by Sarah Carlisle

Cockermouth Mail by Dinah Dean

Colonel's Campaign by Irene Saunders

Contrary Lovers by Clarice Peters

Cost Of Honor by Emma Lange

Cotton Caliph by Margaret Summerville

Counterfeit Heiress by Isobel Linton

Counterfeit Widow by Dorothy Mack

Cousinly Connexion by Sheila Simonson

Cousins of a Kind by Sheila Walsh

Crimson Deception by Therese Alderton

Cupid And The Vicar by Judith Stafford

Cupid's Calendar by Norma Lee Clark

Curious Courting by Elizabeth Neff Walker / Laura Matthews

Cynic by Elizabeth Michaels

Damsels From Derbyshire by Ellen Fitzgerald

Dandy's Deception by Philippa Castle

Dangerous Dandy by Carol Proctor

Daphne by Sarah Carlisle

Dancing On The Wind by Sarah Chester (Marion Chesney)

Dashing Guardian by Lucia Curzon (Ellen Fitzgerald)

Dashing Widow by Carol Proctor

Day-dreaming Lady by Jacqueline Diamond

Debt Of Honor by Mollie Ashton

Debt Of Honour by Diana Brown

Deception Most Agreeable by Mary Butler

Dedicated Scoundrel by Anne Barbour

Delightful Deception by Nancy Lawrence

Demon Rake by Gayle Buck

Determined Bachelor by Judith Harkness

Devil's Own Luck by Petra Nash

Diamond Waterfall by Sheila Walsh

Diamonds And The Arrogant Rake by Anne Hillary (Andrea Edwards)

Different Face by Joan Mellows

Disobedient Daughter by Barbara Hazard

Dorothea by Catherine Moorhouse

Double Deception by Elizabeth Law

Double Deception by Patricia Oliver

Double Wager by Mary Balogh

Double Wedding by Alix Melbourne

Doubting Lady by Dorothea Donley

Dreadful Duke by Barbara Hazard

Duke And Mrs. Douglas by Donna Simpson

Duke's Daughter by Melinda McRae

Duke's Disappearance by Margaret Summerville

Duke's Downfall by Jane Lynson

Duke's Gambit by Roberta Eckert

Duke's Revenge by Marlene Suson

Dutiful Daughter by Vanessa Gray

Dutiful Duke by Joan Overfield

Earl's Intrigue by Elizabeth Todd

Earl's Season by Emma Lange

Eccentric Lady by Jane Lovelace (Dixie Lee McKeone)

Eligible Connection by Elsie Lee

Eliza by Paula Allardyce / Charity Blackstock

Eligible Miss Elliott by Victoria Hinshaw

Elizabeth And The Major by Lynn Collum

Elusive Countess by Elizabeth Barron

Emerald Necklace by Diana Brown

Endure My Heart by Joan Smith

Entanglement by Catherine Fellows

Errant Bridegroom by Vanessa Gray

Errant Earl by Marlene Suson

Fair Fatality by Maggie MacKeever

Fair Impostor by Marlene Suson

Fallen Angel by Charlotte Louise Dolan

False Betrothal by Clarice Peters

False Pretenses by Isobel Linton

Fanny by Norma Lee Clark

Felon's Fancy by Sarah Westleigh

Fickle Fortune Hunter by Amanda Scott

Fine Gentleman by Laura Matthews

Fine Silk Purse by Sheila Walsh

Fire Opals by Rebecca Danton

First Snowdrop by Mary Balogh

First Season by Jane Ashford

Fleeting Fancy by Rosemary Edghill

Forgotten Marriage by Ellen Fitzgerald

Fortescue Diamond by Monique Ellis

Fortunes Of The Heart by Marian Devon

Fourth Season by Anne Douglas

French Leave by Maggie MacKeever

Friends At Knoll House by Joan Mellows

Galatea's Revenge by Elizabeth Jackson

Gallant Governess by Pamela Frazier (Ellen Fitzgerald)

Gamester's Lady by Barbara Sherrod (Barbara Neil)

General's Granddaughter by Dorothy Mack

Gentleman's Daughter by By Isobel Linton

Girl In The Gatehouse by Julie Klassen

Ghost And Lady Alice by Marion Chesney

Golden Thistle by Janet Louise Roberts

Grand Gesture by Holly Newman

Gray Fox Wagers by Martha Jean Powers

Gwendeline by Jane Ashford

Hand Of Fortune by Corinna Cunliffe

Harriet by Joan Mellows

Headstrong Ward by Jane Ashford

Heartless Lord Harry by Marjorie Farrell

Heir Apparent by Petra Nash

Helene by Leonora Blythe

Her Ladyship's Companion by Joanna Watkins Bourne

Her Ladyship's Man by Joan Overfield

Hero's Welcome by Judith Stafford (Judy Christenberry)

Hesitant Heir by Georgina Grey

Hester by Norma Lee Clark

Hidden Inheritance by Emily Hendrickson

Hired Heart by Pamela D'Arcy

His Heart's Delight by Mary Blayney

Holiday In Bath by Laura Matthews

Honora Clare by Sheila Bishop

Husband for Christmas by Paula Tanner Girard

Improper Companion by April Kihlstrom

Improper Duenna by Paula Marshall

Imprudent Lady by Joan Smith

Impulsive Governess by Barbara Allister

In For A Penny by Margaret Westhaven

In My Lady's Chamber by Elizabeth Neff Walker / Laura Matthews

Incorrigible Rake by Sheila Walsh

Indentured Innocence by Barbara Hazard

Independent Lady by Julia Byrne

Indomitable Miss Harris by Amanda Scott

Inescapable Match by Sylvia Andrew

Infamous Earl by Margaret Summerville

Infamous Fiasco by Susan Michaels (Dawn Aldridge Poore)

Infamous Attachment by Helen Tucker

Infamous Bargain by Marlene Suson

Innocent Deceiver by Vanessa Gray

Intrepid Miss Haydon by Alice Chetwynd Ley

Irresistible Pursuit by Rebecca Robbins

The Irresolute Rivals by Jane Ashford

Jessica by Sandra Wilson (Sandra Heath)

Jewelled Snuff-box by Alice Chetwynd Ley

Julia's Portion by Ellen Fitzgerald

Kathleen by Barbara Hazard

King Of Hearts by Katherine Kingsley

Knave's Gambit by Margaret Summerville

Lady Angel by Roberta Eckert

Lady Aurelia's Bequest by Sheila Walsh

Lady Barbara by Claudette Williams

Lady Caro by Marlene Suson

Lady Elizabeth's Comet by Sheila Simonson

Lady Hathaway's House Party by Jennie Gallant (Joan Smith)

Lady Jane's Ribbons by Sandra Heath

Lady In Disguise by Jacqueline Diamond

Lady in Silver by Rebecca Ward

Lady Margery's Intrigue by Marion Chesney (M C Beaton)

Lady Meg's Gamble by Martha Schroeder

Lady Nell by Sandra Mireles

Lady Of Breeding by Delia Ellis

Lady of Fashion by Rebecca Baldwin

Lady Of Fortune by Blanche Chenier

Lady Of Letters by Jacqueline Diamond

Lady Of Property by Vanessa Gray

Lady Of Spirit by Edith Layton

Lady's Companion by Carla Kelly

Lady's Point Of View by Jacqueline Diamond

Lady with a Black Umbrella by Mary Balogh

Last Cotillion by Georgina Grey

Last Waltz by Dorothy Mack

Learned Lady by Joan Overfield

London Season by Patricia Bray

London Season by Joan Wolf

Lonely Earl by Vanessa Gray

Lord Barton's Honour by Elizabeth Michaels

Lord Carrisford's Mistress by Jasmine Cresswell

Lord Dragoner's Wife by Lynn Kerstan

Lord Freddie's First Love by Patricia Bray

Lord Gilmore's Bride by Sheila Walsh

Lord John's Lady by Gayle Buck

Lord Margrave's Deception by Diana Campbell

Lord Monteith's Gift by Nancy Butler

Lord Randal's Tiger by Elizabeth Chater

Lord Rivington's Lady by Eileen Jackson

Lord Tom by Patricia Wynn

Lord Ware's Widow by Emily Hendrickson

Lord Wicked Wolf by Margaret Summerville

Lord Wildfire by Claudette Williams

Lost Heir by Dorothy Mack

Lost Legacy by Vanessa Gray

Love And Lady Lovelace by Marion Chesney

Lover's Knot by Janet Templeton

Loves Of Lord Granton by Marion Chesney

Madcap Johnny by Jeanne Carmichael

Man Of Affairs by Anne Barbour

Man Of Consequence by Jane Wilby (Anne Hampson)

Man Of Her Choosing by Nina Pykare

Man Of Honour by Jane Ashford

Managing Female by Beth Bryan

Marchington Scandal by Jane Ashford

Marriage Alliance by Mira Stables

Marriage Made On Earth by Sheila Bishop

Marriage Scheme by Kathleen Elliott (Karen Harbaugh)

Mary Ashe by Barbara Sherrod (Barbara Neil)

Matter Of Duty by Sandra Heath

Meddlesome Heiress by Miranda Cameron

Megan by Norma Lee Clark

Men Were Deceivers Ever by Gwyneth Moore / Patricia Veryan

Midnight Clear by Lynn Kerstan

Mind Of Her Own by Anne MacNeill (Maura Seger)

Minuet by Jennie Gallant (Joan Smith)

Miss Caroline's Deception by Anne Douglas

Miss Cayley's Unicorn by Elizabeth Chater

Miss Cordelia Harling by Darrell Husted

Miss Dalrymple's Virtue by Margaret Westhaven

Miss Davenport's Christmas by Marion Chesney

Miss Holland's Betrothal by Norma Lee Clark

Miss Jacobson's Journey by Carola Dunn

Miss Jonas's Boy Charity Blackstock

Miss Lockharte's Letters by Barbara Metzger

Miss Mouse by Mira Stables

Miss Pennington's Choice by Megan Daniel

Miss Spencer's Dilemma by Jeanne Carmichael

Misfit Match by Sydney Ann Clary

Mistletoe And Mischief by Patricia Wynn

Mlle. Cecie by Sarah Carlisle

Moment Of Madness by Barbara Allister

Monstrous Secret by Rebecca Ward

Most Exceptional Quest by Sarah Westleigh

Mourning Bride by Lucia Curzon (Ellen Fitzgerald)

Mutual Consent by Gayle Buck

My Dear Jenny by Madeleine Robins

My Lady Domino by Sandra Heath

My Lady's Deception by Linda Walker

Myriah by Claudette Williams

Mysterious Heir by Edith Layton

Nabob's Daughter by Janet Edmonds

Nabob's Ward by Evelyn Richardson

No Hint Of Scandal by Sheila Bishop

Noble Ambition by Elizabeth Albright

Noble Impostor by Mollie Ashton

Not Quite A Lady by Sarah McCulloch

Notorious Marquess by Marlene Suson

Notorious Widow by Judy Christenberry (Judith Stafford)

Octavia by Paula Allardyce/Charity Blackstock

Oh Miranda! by Joan Smith

Out Of The Common Way by Melissa Lynn Jones

Quadrille by Margaret Mayhew

Queen Bee by Barbara Hazard

Queen Of Hearts by Lucia Curzon (Ellen Fitzgerald)

Paragon Bride by Leigh Haskell

Parson's Pleasure by Patricia Wynn

Perfect Fiancee by Martha Jean Powers

Perfect Bride by Sheila Walsh

Perfect Match by Norma Lee Clark

Persistent Suitor by Phyllis Warady

Petronella's Waterloo by Sally James

Phantom Garden by Sheila Bishop

Place For Alfreda by Elizabeth Chater

Play Of Hearts by Corinna Cunliffe

Poet And The Paragon by Rita Boucher

Prescott's Lady by Clarice Peters

Prior Attachment by Dorothy Mack

Promissory Note by Rebecca Ward

Radical Arrangement by Jane Ashford

Rake's Folly by Claudette Williams

Rake's Protegee by Barbara Hazard

Rake's Quarry by Elizabeth Inman (Elizabeth Rehfeld)

Rake's Reform by Anne Barbour

Rake's Retreat by Nancy Butler

Rakehell's Widow by Sandra Heath / Wilson

Raven Sisters by Dorothy Mack

Reckless Gambler by Vanessa Gray

Reclaiming Lord Rockleigh by Nancy Butler

Red Jack's Daughter by Edith Layton

Red Rose by Mary Balogh

Reforming Lord Ragsdale by Carla Kelly

Regency Charade by Margaret Mayhew

Regency Rose by Caroline Brooks (Rebecca Baldwin)

Regency Row by Blanche Chenier

Regency Star by Claudette Williams

Reluctant Bride by Cindy Holbrook

Reluctant Cyprian by Diana Campbell

Reluctant Guardian by Jo Manning

Reluctant Duke by Philippa Castle

Reluctant Heart by Lois Stewart

Reluctant Heir by Shirley Callander

Reluctant Heiress by Marlene Suson

Reluctant Heroine by Dawn Lindsey

Reluctant Rake by Jane Ashford

Reluctant Suitor by Megan Daniels

Reluctant Viscountess by Jasmine Cresswell

Repentant Rebel by Jane Ashford

Righteous Rakehell by Gayle Buck

Rivals Of Fortune by Jane Ashford

Rogue And The Runaway by Mary Jo Putney

Rogue's Lady by Marian Devon

Rogue's Masquerade by Margaret Summerville

Rosalba by Sheila Bishop

Ruby Heart by Rebecca Danton

Runaway Maid by Ann Edgeworth

Sabrina by Mary Kingsley (Mary Kruger)

Samantha by Clarice Peters

Sandalwood Fan by Diana Brown

Scandalous Courtship by Barbara Reeves

Scapegrace by Sylvia Thorpe

School in Belmont by Sheila Bishop

Sealed Knot by Elizabeth Law

Secrets Of The Heart by Mary Balogh

Seducing Sybilla by Madeleine Conway

See No Love by Monette Cummings

Selfless Sister by Shirley Kennedy

Sensible Cecily by Margaret Summerville

Sensible Courtship by Megan Daniel

Set To Partners by Patricia Ormsby

Shy Young Denbury by Audrey Blanshard

Silver Nightingale by Sylvia Thorpe

Silver Shilling by Georgina Grey

Song for a Lady by Jacqueline Diamond

Sophie's Halloo by Patricia Wynn

Speaking Likeness by Sheila Bishop

Sporting Proposition by Elizabeth Hewitt

Strange And Ill-starred Marriage by Helen Tucker

Streak Of Luck by Ellen Fitzgerald

Sweet Doro by Dixie Lee McKeone

Sweet Remembrance by Judy Christenberry (Judith Stafford)

Swynden Necklace by Mira Stables

Substitute Bride by Dorothy Mack

Substitute Bridegroom by Charlotte Louise Dolan

Suitable Arrangement by Rebecca Ashley

Suitable Suitor by Alicia Farraday

Summer Masquerade by Blanche Chenier

Tarrington Chase by Sylvia Thorpe

Temporary Bride by Julie Tetel [Andresen]

Theodora by Caroline Arnett

Thoroughly Compromised Bride by Catherine Reynolds

Three Graces by Jane Ashford

Time To Love by Elizabeth Chater

Torpid Duke by Pauline York

Turn Of The Cards by Georgina Grey

Uncivil Servant by Marian Devon

Uncommon Miss by Melissa Lynn Jones

Unlikely Rivals by Megan Daniels

Unequal Match by Rachelle Edwards

Unlikely Attraction by Melinda McRae

Unlikely Chaperone by Dorothy Mack

Unlikely Guardian by Carol Proctor

Unreasonable Match by Sylvia Andrew

Unromantic Lady by Penelope Stratton

Unsuitable Chaperone by Corinna Cunliffe

Unwavering Miss Winslow by Emma Lange

Unwelcome Suitor by Marjorie DeBoer

Unwilling Heiress by Sandra Heath

Vengeful Viscount by Leigh Haskell

Vicar's Daughter by Eva Rutland

Village Spinster by Laura Matthews

Viscount's Lady by Margaret Summerville

Viscount's Revenge by Marion Chesney

Waltzing Widow by Gayle Buck

Wayward Heiress by Blanche Chenier

Wellington's gold by Carola Dunn

Wicked Marquis by Marnie Ellingson

Wicked Wager by Margaret Summerville

Widow Aubrey by Sarah Carlisle

Widow For Hire by Margaret Westhaven

Wife Errant by Joan Smith

What Lucinda Learned by Beth Bryan

Whitbourne Legacy by Marjorie DeBoer

Willful Widow by Evelyn Richardson

Willful Widow by Irene Saunders

Winter Duke by Louise Bergin

Woman of Little Importance by Sheila Walsh

Worth Inheritance by Elizabeth Hewitt

Young Lady Of Fashion by Mary Ann Gibbs

Your Obedient Servant by Elsie Gage

Yuletide Match by Margaret Westhaven






Books by Author:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z


A

Elizabeth Albright
A Noble Ambition

Therese Alderton
Crimson Deception

Paula Allardyce (Charity Blackstock / Ursula Torday)
Eliza / Miss Jonas's Boy
Octavia, or The Trials Of A Romantic Novelist

Barbara Allister
A Moment Of Madness
The Impulsive Governess

Sylvia Andrew
All titles
An Inescapable Match (Janice's review)
An Unreasonable Match (Janice's review)

Caroline Arnett
Theodora

Jane Ashford
Bluestocking
First Season
Gwendeline
The Headstrong Ward
The Irresolute Rivals
The Marchington Scandal
Man Of Honour
A Radical Arrangement
The Reluctant Rake
The Repentant Rebel
Rivals Of Fortune
The Three Graces

Rebecca Ashley
A Suitable Arrangement

Mollie Ashton
A Debt Of Honor
The Noble Impostor

B

Rebecca Baldwin
The Cassandra Knot
A Lady of Fashion
Regency Rose (as Caroline Brooks)

Mary Balogh
The Double Wager
The First Snowdrop
The Lady with a Black Umbrella
Red Rose
The Secrets Of The Heart

Anne Barbour (Barbara Yirka)
A Dedicated Scoundrel
A Man Of Affairs
A Rake's Reform

Elizabeth Barron
The Elusive Countess

Donna Bell
All's Fair

Louise Bergin
The Winter Duke

Sheila Bishop
Honora Clare / The School in Belmont
A Marriage Made On Earth
No Hint Of Scandal
The Phantom Garden
Rosalba
A Speaking Likeness

Charity Blackstock
See Paula Allardyce

Audrey Blanshard
The Shy Young Denbury

Mary Blayney
His Heart's Delight

Joanna (Watkins) Bourne
Her Ladyship's Companion

Leonora Blythe
Helene

Rita Boucher
The Poet And The Paragon

Patricia Bray
A London Season
Lord Freddie's First Love

Caroline Brooks
See Rebecca Baldwin

Diana Brown
A Debt Of Honour
The Emerald Necklace
The Sandalwood Fan

Beth Bryan
A Managing Female
What Lucinda Learned

Gayle Buck
The Demon Rake
Lord John's Lady
Mutual Consent
The Righteous Rakehell
The Waltzing Widow

Mary Butler
A Deception Most Agreeable

Nancy Butler
Lord Monteith's Gift
The Rake's Retreat
Reclaiming Lord Rockleigh

Julia Byrne
An Independent Lady

C

Shirley Callander
The Reluctant Heir

June Calvin
The Baron And The Bookseller

Miranda Cameron
The Meddlesome Heiress

Diana Campbell
Lord Margrave's Deception
The Reluctant Cyprian

Sarah Carlisle
Cleopatra's Carpet
Daphne
Mlle. Cecie
Widow Aubrey

Jeanne Carmichael
A Breath of Scandal
Madcap Johnny
Miss Spencer's Dilemma

Susan Carroll
Brighton Road

Philippa Castle (Marilyn M. Lowery)
The Dandy's Deception
The Reluctant Duke

Elizabeth Chater
Miss Cayley's Unicorn
A Place For Alfreda
Lord Randal's Tiger
A Time To Love

Blanche Chenier
A Lady Of Fortune
Regency Row
Summer Masquerade
The Wayward Heiress

Marion Chesney
Annabelle
Dancing On The Wind (as Sarah Chester)
The Ghost And Lady Alice
Lady Margery's Intrigue
Love And Lady Lovelace
The Loves Of Lord Granton
Miss Davenport's Christmas
The Viscount's Revenge

Sarah Chester
See Marion Chesney

Alice Chetwynd Ley
See Ley, Alice Chetwynd

Judy Christenberry
See Judith Stafford

Norma Lee Clark
Cupid's Calendar
Fanny
Hester
Megan
Miss Holland's Betrothal
The Perfect Match

Sabina Clark (Marianne Willman)
An Artful Lady

Sydney Ann Clary
Misfit Match

Lynn Collum
Elizabeth And The Major

Madeleine Conway
Seducing Sybilla

Jasmine Cresswell
The Abducted Heiress
The Blackwood Bride
Lord Carrisford's Mistress / Caroline
The Reluctant Viscountess

Monette Cummings
See No Love

Corinna Cunliffe
Hand Of Fortune
Play Of Hearts
An Unsuitable Chaperone

Lucia Curzon
See Ellen Fitzgerald

D

Pamela D'Arcy
The Hired Heart

Rebecca Danton
Amethyst Love
Fire Opals
Ruby Heart

Megan Daniels
The American Bride
The Sensible Courtship
The Reluctant Suitor
The Unlikely Rivals
Miss Pennington's Choice

Dinah Dean
The Cockermouth Mail

Marjorie DeBoer
The Unwelcome Suitor
The Whitbourne Legacy

Diana Delmore
See Lois Stewart

Anne/Marian Devon
Fortunes Of The Heart (Janice's review)
The Rogue's Lady (Janice's review)
An Uncivil Servant (Janice review)
All titles

Jacqueline Diamond
A Lady Of Letters
A Lady's Point Of View
The Day-dreaming Lady
Lady In Disguise
Song for a Lady

Charlotte Louise Dolan
The Black Widow (Janice's review)
Fallen Angel (Janice's review)
The Substitute Bridegroom (Janice's review)
All titles

Dorothea Donley
A Doubting Lady

Anne Douglas
The Fourth Season
Miss Caroline's Deception

Carola Dunn
Miss Jacobson's Journey / Wellington's gold

E

Roberta Eckert
The Duke's Gambit
Lady Angel

Ann Edgeworth
Runaway Maid

Rosemary Edghill
Fleeting Fancy

Janet Edmonds
A Nabob's Daughter

Rachelle Edwards
An Unequal Match

Marnie Ellingson
The Wicked Marquis

Kathleen Elliott
See Karen Harbaugh

Monique Ellis
The Fortescue Diamond
A Lady Of Breeding

F

Alicia Farraday
The Suitable Suitor

Marjorie Farrell
Heartless Lord Harry

Catherine Fellows
Entanglement

Ellen Fitzgerald
An Adverse Alliance (as Lucia Curzon)
The Damsels From Derbyshire
The Dashing Guardian (as Lucia Curzon)
The Forgotten Marriage
The Gallant Governess (as Pamela Frazier)
Julia's Portion
The Mourning Bride
Queen Of Hearts (as Lucia Curzon)
A Streak Of Luck

Pamela Frazier
See (Ellen Fitzgerald)

G

Elsie Gage
Your Obedient Servant

Jennie Gallant
See Joan Smith

Mary Ann Gibbs
A Young Lady Of Fashion

Paula Tanner Girard
A Husband for Christmas

Vanessa Gray
The Accessible Aunt
The Dutiful Daughter
The Errant Bridegroom
The Innocent Deceiver
A Lady Of Property
The Lonely Earl
The Lost Legacy
The Reckless Gambler

Georgina Grey
The Hesitant Heir
The Last Cotillion
The Silver Shilling
Turn Of The Cards

H

Karen Harbaugh
The Marriage Scheme (as Kathleen Elliott)

Judith Harkness
The Determined Bachelor

Leigh Haskell
The Paragon Bride
The Vengeful Viscount

Barbara Hazard
The Bellwood Treasure (as Lillian Lincoln)
The Disobedient Daughter
The Dreadful Duke
Kathleen
The Queen Bee
The Rake's Protegee / Indentured Innocence

Sandra Heath
The Absent Wife
Camilla's Conscience (also as Sarah Stanley)
Jessica (as Sandra Wilson)
Lady Jane's Ribbons
A Matter Of Duty
My Lady Domino
Rakehell's Widow
The Unwilling Heiress

Emily Hendrickson
The Hidden Inheritance
Lord Ware's Widow

Candice Hern
An Affair Of Honor
The Best Intentions

Elizabeth Hewitt (Mary Jean Abbott)
A Sporting Proposition
The Worth Inheritance

Anne Hillary (AKA Andrea Edwards)
Diamonds And The Arrogant Rake

Victoria Hinshaw
The Eligible Miss Elliott

Cindy Holbrook
The Reluctant Bride

Darrell Husted
Miss Cordelia Harling

I

Elizabeth Inman
The Rake's Quarry

J

Eileen Jackson
Lord Rivington's Lady

Elizabeth Jackson
Galatea's Revenge

Sally James
Petronella's Waterloo

Emma Jensen
All titles

Melissa Lynn Jones
An Uncommon Miss
Out Of The Common Way

K

Carla Kelly
The Lady's Companion
Reforming Lord Ragsdale

Shirley Kennedy
The Selfless Sister

Lynn Kerstan
A Midnight Clear
Lord Dragoner's Wife

April Kihlstrom
An Improper Companion

Katherine Kingsley
King Of Hearts

Mary Kingsley (AKA Mary Kruger)
Sabrina

Julie Klassen
The Girl In The Gatehouse

L

Emma Lange
Brighton Intrigue
A Certain Reputation
Cost Of Honor
The Earl's Season
The Unwavering Miss Winslow

Elizabeth Law
The Double Deception
Sealed Knot

Nancy Lawrence
Delightful Deception

Edith Layton
Lady Of Spirit
The Mysterious Heir
Red Jack's Daughter

Elsie Lee
An Eligible Connection

Alice Chetwynd Ley
An Advantageous Marriage
The Clandestine Betrothal
The Intrepid Miss Haydon
The Jewelled Snuff-box

Lillian Lincoln
See Barbara Hazard

Dawn Lindsey
The Reluctant Heroine

Isobel Linton
A Gentleman's Daughter
False Pretenses
The Counterfeit Heiress

Jane Lovelace
See Dixie Lee McKeone

Jane Lynson
The Duke's Downfall

M

Dorothy Mack
The Blackmailed Bridegroom
The Counterfeit Widow
The General's Granddaughter
The Last Waltz
The Lost Heir
A Prior Attachment
The Raven Sisters
The Substitute Bride
The Unlikely Chaperone

Maggie MacKeever
Fair Fatality
French Leave

Anne MacNeill
See Maura Seger

Jo Manning
The Reluctant Guardian

Paula Marshall
An Improper Duenna

Michelle Martin
All titles

Laura Matthews (Elizabeth Neff Walker)
The Ardent Lady Amelia
A Curious Courting
A Fine Gentleman
Holiday In Bath
In My Lady's Chamber
The Village Spinster

Janis Susan May
The Avenging Maid

Margaret Mayhew
Quadrille
Regency Charade

Sara/Sarah McCulloch
Not Quite A Lady

Melinda McRae
The Duke's Daughter
Unlikely Attraction

Dixie Lee McKeone
Eccentric Lady (as Jane Lovelace)
Sweet Doro

Alix Melbourne
Double Wedding

Joan Mellows
A Different Face
Friends At Knoll House
Harriet

Barbara Metzger
Miss Lockharte's Letters

Elizabeth Michaels
The Cynic
Lord Barton's Honour

Susan Michaels (Dawn Aldridge Poore)
An Infamous Fiasco

Sandra Mireles
Lady Nell

Gwyneth Moore
See Patricia Veryan

Catherine Moorhouse
Dorothea

N

Petra Nash
The Devil's Own Luck
Heir Apparent

Elizabeth Neff Walker
See Laura Matthews

Barbara Neil (Barbara Sherrod)
The Celebrated Miss Neville
The Gamester's Lady
Mary Ashe (as Barbara Sherrod)

Judith Nelson
All titles

Holly Newman
A Grand Gesture

O

Patricia Oliver
Double Deception

Patricia Ormsby
Set To Partners

Joan Overfield
The Dutiful Duke
Her Ladyship's Man
The Learned Lady

P

Clarice Peters
Contrary Lovers
The False Betrothal
Prescott's Lady
Samantha

Martha Jean Powers
The Gray Fox Wagers
The Perfect Fiancee

Carol Proctor
The Dangerous Dandy
The Dashing Widow
An Unlikely Guardian

by Mary Jo Putney
The Rogue And The Runaway

Nina Pykare
A Man Of Her Choosing

Q


R

Barbara Reeves
A Scandalous Courtship

Catherine Reynolds
The Thoroughly Compromised Bride

Evelyn Richardson
The Nabob's Ward
The Willful Widow

Rebecca Robbins
An Irresistible Pursuit

Janet Louise Roberts
The Golden Thistle

Madeleine Robins
Althea
My Dear Jenny

Eva Rutland
The Vicar's Daughter

S

Irene Saunders
The Colonel's Campaign
The Willful Widow

Martha Schroeder
Lady Meg's Gamble

Amanda Scott
The Battling Bluestocking
The Fickle Fortune Hunter
The Indomitable Miss Harris

Regina Scott
The Bluestocking On His Knee

Maura Seger
A Mind Of Her Own (as Anne MacNeill)

Barbara Sherrod
See Barbara Neil

Sheila Simonson
The Bar Sinister
Cousinly Connexion
Lady Elizabeth's Comet

Donna Simpson
The Duke And Mrs. Douglas

Joan Smith
Aunt Sophie's Diamonds
A Christmas Gambol
Endure My Heart
Imprudent Lady
Lady Hathaway's House Party)
Minuet (as Jennie Gallant)
Oh Miranda!
Wife Errant

Mira Stables
Marriage Alliance
Miss Mouse
The Swynden Necklace

Judith Stafford (Judy Christenberry)
The Cupid And The Vicar
A Hero's Welcome
The Notorious Widow (as Judy Christenberry)
Sweet Remembrance (as Judy Christenberry)

Sarah Stanley
See Sandra Heath

Lois Stewart
A Reluctant Heart
Cassandra (as Diana Delmore)

Marcy Stewart
Charity's Gambit

Penelope Stratton
The Unromantic Lady

Margaret Summerville (Pamela Wilson & Barbara Wilson)
The Cotton Caliph
The Dukes Disappearance
The Infamous Earl
Knave's Gambit
Lord Wicked Wolf
The Rogue's Masquerade
The Viscount's Lady
The Wicked Wager
Sensible Cecily

Marlene Suson
The Duke's Revenge
The Errant Earl
The Fair Impostor
An Infamous Bargain
Lady Caro
The Notorious Marquess
The Reluctant Heiress

T

Janet Templeton
Lover's Knot

Julie Tetel [Andresen]
The Temporary Bride

Sylvia Thorpe
The Scapegrace
The Silver Nightingale
Tarrington Chase

Elizabeth Todd
The Earl's Intrigue

Ursula Torday
See Paula Allardyce

Helen Tucker
An Infamous Attachment
A Strange And Ill-starred Marriage

U


V

Patricia Veryan
Men Were Deceivers Ever (as Gwyneth Moore)

W

Elizabeth [Neff] Walker
See
Laura Matthews

Linda Walker
My Lady's Deception

Sheila Walsh
The Diamond Waterfall / Cousins of a Kind
The Arrogant Lord Alistair / A Woman of Little Importance
Bath Intrigue
The Incorrigible Rake
Lady Aurelia's Bequest
Lord Gilmore's Bride / A Fine Silk Purse
The Perfect Bride

Phyllis [Ann] Warady
The Persistent Suitor

Rebecca Ward
Lady in Silver
A Monstrous Secret
The Promissory Note

Margaret Westhaven
In For A Penny
Miss Dalrymple's Virtue
Widow For Hire
Yuletide Match

Sarah Westleigh
A Most Exceptional Quest
Felon's Fancy

Jane Wilby (AKA Anne Hampson)
Man Of Consequence

Claudette Williams
Cherry Ripe
Lady Barbara
Lord Wildfire
Myriah
A Rake's Folly
Regency Star

Sandra Wilson
See Sandra Heath

Joan Wolf
A London Season

Patricia Wynn
Lord Tom
Mistletoe And Mischief
The Parson's Pleasure
Sophie's Halloo

X


Y

Pauline York
The Torpid Duke

Z


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What are Regency Romances?

Regency Romances, or Regencies for short, are historical novels with a strong romantic element set in Great Britain during the Regency era of the Georgian period. The leading figures were the Prince Regent, the future George IV (by his cronies referred to as Prinny), the dandy Beau Brummel, the poet Lord Byron and the Grande Dames of the era that despotically ruled the holy of holies -Almack's, and in actuality the whole ton. Traditional Regencies are often comedies of manners, the characters are aristocrats or of the landed class (the Gentry), sexual content is low and emphasis is placed on the historical setting. Georgette Heyer is archetypical of the genre, some say she invented it.

Please note that we will from time to time also review more recently published books if we consider they may appeal to lovers of the traditional Regency genre.

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