Review: Redeeming the Reclusive Earl by Virginia Heath

Who doesn’t yearn for a bit of escapism at the moment, with all the tragic news around us? And what better place to escape to than right into the world of romantic fiction!

And I know just the novel to escape with: Redeeming the Reclusive Earl by Virginia Heath!

I have enjoyed reading novels by Virginia Heath before, and Redeeming the Reclusive Earl was a fabulous read, as expected.  

The recluse in question is Max who has recently inherited the earldom and estate of Rivenhall. Scarred by an event in his past as a Navy Captain, he does not suffer trespassers on his grounds lightly. But when he encounters Effie, a young independent woman keen to make her name in the world of archaeology, digging holes in his property, it all becomes too much. He orders her to stop. But Effie isn’t a shy wallflower – she’s a woman who speaks her mind and shows her intelligence, which explains her unmarried status. And she is desperate to continue with her dig.

I must admit that I found Effie challenging at …

Promo: The Highlander's English Bride by Anna Campbell

Today, I’m congratulating bestselling historical romance author, Anna Campbell! Her new release, The Highlander’s English Bride, the sixth instalment in her Lairds Most Likely series, is out today. Exciting times! 

If you – like me – love Scottish romance, then you would have come across Anna’s fabulous novels before, so don’t hesitate to get your hands on this hot Highlander!

Over to Anna...

Reaching for the Stars! by Anna Campbell Hi Cathie! Thank you so much for having me as your guest today to talk about some of the inspirations behind my latest release The Highlander’s English Bride, which is book 6 in my Lairds Most Likely series.  Back in 2010 (which seems a ridiculously long time ago now!), I read the most wonderful book about the scientific, intellectual and artistic revolution that took place during my historical period of choice, the Regency. While the official Regency only lasted from 1811 to 1820, when the future George IV took over as regent from his mad father George III, in…

Promo: Death in the Sound by Rhen Garland

Today, I’m featuring Rhen Garland’s new novel, Death in the Sound, the second instalment in her Versipellis Mystery Series. Thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the details.

Death in the Sound; The Versipellis Mystery Series Book Two. The year is 1900, responding to a desperate plea from an old friend, Elliott, Giselle, and Thorne, accompanied by Veronique the Labrador, travel from England to New Zealand to unravel a new and complex mystery. For his daughter’s twenty first birthday, Millionaire philanthropist Octavius Damant orchestrates a weekend party aboard the Taniwha, a luxurious paddle steamer moored in the primordial and isolated landscape of Milford Sound.  Several high society guests are invited to their remote home for the celebrations; Sir Wesley Eade, society lawyer and his beautiful but icy mistress Lady Leonora Carlton-Cayce, Dona Carla Riva, a flamboyant Brazilian dancer, and Carolyn Nolloth, O.D’s estranged sister-in-law who has a great love of other people’s …

Review: Lady Edith's Lonely Heart by Audrey Harrison

I'm absolutely delighted to share my review of Lady Edith’s Lonely Heart by Audrey Harrison. A fabulously gripping tale! My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources and the author for a review copy.

I read this novel in two sittings on consecutive evenings. It was absorbing, engaging and witty. 

It’s the intriguing tale of Lady Edith, whose mother is keen to see her wed at the age of twenty-three. But who has ideas of marrying for love. Is that so impossible? She soon discovers who it is she wants, but fate seems to be against her. 

I found the characters well-drawn and realistic, with Ralph’s family conflict adding to the drama. Where he seems aloof, withdrawn from society, there is a good reason. And eventually, that conflict will resolve itself...

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Lady Edith’s Lonely Heart, and would highly recommend it to readers of Regency romance with a touch of adventure. I shall be looking for more books by the author. 

Lady Edith’s Lonely Heart

A dashing tale of…

Review: Her Dark Knight's Redemption by Nicole Locke

I’m thrilled to share my review of Nicole Locke’s gripping tale, Her Dark Knight’s Redemption. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources and the author for a review copy.

This novel had a different feel to it which made for intriguing reading. It begins in Paris in 1297. The heroine, Aliette, is not simply a lady, but a girl who has to fight for her survival every day. She looks after three strays – an older couple and a boy whose parents had been hung for theft, so when he steals several loaves of bread, she returns them to the baker who wants to see her thrown into gaol. 

Instead, she is whisked away into the house of Reynold, a son of the infamous Warstones – a family more powerful than kings, where she is to look after his daughter, Grace, whose mother had died. Reynold really is a bad guy, a man who has killed during his feud against his family; a man who literally walks over corpses. 

Both main characters are scarred by their past and how their lives turned out. Yet Aliette’s kindness…