Saturday, February 11, 2012

Love Way Back When: Historical Romance

The Masque of the Black Tulip The Masque of the Black Tulip
By Willig, Lauren
2006-01 - Dutton Books
9780525949206 CHECK CATALOG

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Only Henrietta Uppington and Miles Dorrington know where England's elusive spy, the Pink Carnation, is stationed, and they've deciphered a message that France's Black Tulip is on a deadly mission to eliminate the British spy.

Painted Ponies Painted Ponies
By Harte, Amanda
2009-04 - Thorndike Press
9781410413963 CHECK CATALOG

After spending considerable time in Switzerland, where a skilled doctor had done his best to repair her tragically scarred face, Anne Moreland to her home in Hidden Falls with the dream of creating a nursery for the children of the men and women who work in her family's textile mill. Although her plans meet some opposition, Anne receives some unexpected help from Rob Ludlow, the craftsman her brother has hired to create a carousel for her. The only thing Anne didn't plan for in her new life is romance, but Rob is determined to prove that she deserves love, too. …More

The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown
By Quinn, Julia
Joint Author Enoch, Suzanne
Joint Author Hawkins, Karen
2003-01 - Avon Books
0060511508 CHECK CATALOG

"New York Times" bestselling author Quinn is joined by three of the romance genre's finest authors for this anthology that follows Regency London's most notorious gossip, Lady Whistledown. Each story is seamlessly connected and occurs concurrently with the others. …More

Secrets on the Wind Secrets on the Wind
By Whitson, Stephanie Grace
2003-09 - Bethany House Publishers
0764227858 CHECK CATALOG

This gripping series opens in post-Civil War Nebraska with the discovery of adesperate woman hiding in her cellar. What is her secret? …More

Hummingbird Hummingbird
By Spencer, LaVyrle
1987-01 - Jove Books

In this early, groundbreaking classic from LaVyrle. Spencer, two very different men vie for the heart of a beautiful woman. …More

Halfway to Heaven Halfway to Heaven
By Wiggs, Susan
2001-10 - Mira Books
1551668378 CHECK CATALOG

At a glittering White House gala, Abigail Cabot discovers the man of her dreams. Only, he's not interested...yet. So the gifted lady astronomer, whose passion for measuring stars has left her woefully lacking in social graces, seeks someone to educate her...someone who is a master at the art of seduction.
Jamie Calhoun's handsome looks and easy charm have made him as popular on the Senate floor as he is with the capital's most attractive women. But secretly he loathes the cynical, manipulative man he's become. Initially, he befriends Abigail as a means to a political end. But somewhere along the way the plan goes awry.
First laughter and then love take them completely by surprise in this wildly romantic story. For a man convinced he's incapable of love and a woman who believes she can reach the stars, could this be a match made in heaven? …More

The Black Moth The Black Moth
By Heyer, Georgette
Introduction by Palmer, Diana
2003-06 - Harlequin
0373835582 CHECK CATALOG

In this classic story by the pioneer of the modern Regency genre--the fourth of six special Georgette Heyer Collector Editions being released in 2003--the disgraced Earl of Wyncham is nursed by the beautiful Diana Beauleigh after he rescues her from the dangerous Black Moth. Reissue. …More

Legend Legend
By Deveraux, Jude
1997-09 - Pocket Books
0671001701 CHECK CATALOG

While trying on an antique wedding dress, Kady Long is swept back in time to 1873 Colorado, where she unites with a frontiersman in a way Kady never could have imagined. …More

Merely Magic Merely Magic
By Rice, Patricia
2011-03 - Sourcebooks Casablanca
9781402251931 CHECK CATALOG

"Patricia Rice is a master storyteller." -Mary Jo Putney, "New York Times "bestselling author
"You can always count on Patricia Rice for an entertaining story with just the right mix of romance, humor, and emotion." -"The Romantic Reader"
Patricia Rice's "Magic "series is classic, with each book a bestseller. Casablanca Classics is re-launching the series, following two families-one steeped in logic and science, the other in magic-and the unlikely romances that happen when they get together. …More

Warrior's Song Warrior's Song
By Coulter, Catherine
2001-02 - Signet Book
0451198948 CHECK CATALOG

Now completely rewritten by Coulter and repackaged as a new novel, "Warrior's Song" takes its place as a prequel of the "Song" trilogy. Chandra de Avenell was raised as a boy in the 13th century--and as a warrior. But her father forces her to marry Jerval de Vernon, a noble young knight who has the misfortune to want "her" for his wife. …More

The Dragon's Bride The Dragon's Bride
By Beverley, Jo
Author Bodwell, Teresa
2001-05 - Signet Book
0451203585 CHECK CATALOG

When Con Somerford, the new Earl of Wyvern, arrives at his fortress on the cliffs of Dover, he finds Susan Kerslake, a woman from his past, waiting for him--with a pistol in hand. Susan is drawn back to Con's home to help her family and by rumors of hidden gold. The magic they once shared was destroyed by youthful arrogance and innocence. Can they find that passion once more? …More

Highland Angel Highland Angel
By Howell, Hannah
2003-05 - Zebra Books
0821774263 CHECK CATALOG

Returning to her beloved Murray family, Howell kicks off a new trilogy with this tale of vengeance and passion in the wilds of Scotland. Sir Payton Murray must fight for his life and his heart, which are locked in a battle to claim the love of his Highland Angel. Original. …More

When Strangers Marry When Strangers Marry
By Kleypas, Lisa
2002-07 - Avon Books
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Dreading her wedding to a fiance she despises, Lysette Kersaint seeks sanctuary with Maximilien Vallerand, whom she fears. Everyone talks about his dark past, yet her heart races when she's near him. Maximilien sees the all uring Lysette as the perfect instrument of his sworn vengeance. But can an innocent beauty free the love trapped in his tormented soul? …More

Where's My Hero? Where's My Hero?
By Kleypas, Lisa
Author Quinn, Julia
Author MacGregor, Kinley
2003-08 - Avon Books
0060505249 CHECK CATALOG

The most desirable men in romance fiction--secondary heroes from previous novels--star in this all-new collection from a bestselling trio of romantic fiction's best. Original. …More

Reckless Reckless
By Quick, Amanda
1996-03 - Bantam

"Reckless--Phoebe Layton had always imagined Gabriel Banner a brave and valiant knight, which was why she went to him when she was in desperate need of help. but when she lures her shining knight to a lonely midnight rendezvous, Phoebe finds herself sparring with a dangerously desirable man who is nothing like the hero of her dreams. She fears she's made a dreadful mistake when Gabriel sweeps her into his arms and passionately embraces her. Yet it's a kiss that seals her fate. Now Gabriel "must possess her -- even if he has to slay a dragon to do it!
*A "New York Times Bestseller

The Flame and the Flower The Flame and the Flower
By Woodiwiss, Kathleen E.
1996-09 - Avon Books
0380005255 CHECK CATALOG

The groundbreaking classic love story from one of the most beloved authors of our time.
Fearing for her innocence, doomed to a life of unending toil, Heather Simmons commits a shocking and desperate act. Now she must flee -- and seek refuge in the arms of a virile and dangerous stranger.
Captain Brandon Birmingham is a lusty adventurer married to the sea. Though courting scorn and serious peril through his actions, he abducts the beautiful, sapphire-eyed fugitive from the tumultuous London dockside. For it is destiny that brings Heather to Brandon's side, and no power on Earth will force him to relinquish his exquisite prize. Only she can unlock the tenderness in his heart; and Brandon vows she will be his -- to love, to cherish, to desire, and to carry off to far, uncharted realms of sensuous passion. …More

The Fifteen Streets The Fifteen Streets
By Cookson, Catherine
2002-11 - Simon & Schuster
0743236785 CHECK CATALOG

Devoted fans now get the chance to enjoy one of this celebrated author's earliest works. Cookson's timeless themes of class struggle and impossible desire collide in this compelling tale of a man and a woman who fall in love against all the odds. …More

American Destiny American Destiny
By Dailey, Janet
2009-10 - Zebra
9781420100082 CHECK CATALOG

As a "New York Times"-bestselling author of more than 100 novels, Dailey is a legend among fans of romance. In the sweeping tradition of her Calder novels, "American Destiny" portrays two families whose fates are intertwined with that of the land they love. …More

The Captain of Her Heart The Captain of Her Heart
By Stansfield, Anita
2004-04 - Crosswalk Books
0974626902 CHECK CATALOG


The Moon Looked Down The Moon Looked Down
By Garlock, Dorothy
2009-07 - Thorndike Press
9781410416896 CHECK CATALOG

The new Americana romance from bestselling author Dorothy Garlock, this time set against the backdrop of WWII.
Sophie Heller's family immigrated from Germany to Victory, a small town in Illinois, before WWII began. Now that the war has affected the town, the townspeople discriminate against Sophie and her family. When a train derails, it is an accident but the Heller family is blamed. Coming to Sophie's rescue is a teacher from the high school, and despite their cultural differences, a romance starts to bloom. …More

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