Book Review: The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green

tmotk.pngThe Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green
Published: 2017
Genre: Christian, Historical Romance
Format: Kindle
Pages: 416
Source: Library
Dates Read: February 1-4, 2019
Grade: A-
Synopsis: After being imprisoned and branded for the death of her client, twenty-five-year-old midwife Julianne Chevalier trades her life sentence for exile to the fledgling 1720s French colony of Louisiana, where she hopes to be reunited with her brother, serving there as a soldier. To make the journey, though, women must be married, and Julianne is forced to wed a fellow convict.

When they arrive in New Orleans, there is no news of Benjamin, Julianne’s brother, and searching for answers proves dangerous. What is behind the mystery, and does military officer Marc-Paul Girard know more than he is letting on?

With her dreams of a new life shattered, Julianne must find her way in this dangerous, rugged land, despite never being able to escape the king’s mark on her shoulder that brands her a criminal beyond redemption.

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Book Review: Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

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Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
Series: Outlander #2
Published: 1992
Genre: Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Pages: 947
Source: Purchased
Dates Read: January 14-30, 2019
Grade: A-

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Book Review: Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks

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Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks
Series: The Montgomerys and Armstrongs #1
Published: 2012
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: Kindle
Pages: 418
Source: Library
Dates Read: January 23-26, 2019
Grade: C
Synopsis:Eveline Armstrong is fiercely loved and protected by her powerful clan, but outsiders consider her “touched.” Beautiful, fey, with a level, intent gaze, she doesn’t speak. No one, not even her family, knows that she cannot hear. Content with her life of seclusion, Eveline has taught herself to read lips and allows the outside world to view her as daft. But when an arranged marriage into a rival clan makes Graeme Montgomery her husband, Eveline accepts her duty—unprepared for the delights to come. Graeme is a rugged warrior with a voice so deep and powerful that his new bride can hear it, and hands and kisses so tender and skilled that he stirs her deepest passions.

Graeme is intrigued by the mysterious Eveline, whose silent lips are ripe with temptation and whose bright, intelligent eyes can see into his soul. As intimacy deepens, he learns her secret. But when clan rivalries and dark deeds threaten the wife he has only begun to cherish, the Scottish warrior will move heaven and earth to save the woman who has awakened his heart to the beautiful song of a rare and magical love.

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Book Review: Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare

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Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare
Series: Castles Ever After #2
Published: 2014
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: Kindle
Pages: 390
Source: Purchased
Dates Read: January 12-17, 2019
Grade: A-
Synopsis: Clio Whitmore has waited eight long years to marry Piers Brandon, Marquess of Granville. But after such a long time, she’s decided she’s done with waiting and wants to live for herself now — and she has grand plans.

Rafe Brandon, brother of the errant marquess, doesn’t like this idea one bit and sets out to convince Clio that she should marry his brother after all. He’s even going to plan their wedding himself. But will his plan backfire in the worst best way possible?

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Book Review: Ten Ways to Be Adored when Landing a Lord by Sarah MacLean

10waysTitle: Ten Ways to Be Adored when Landing a Lord (Love by Numbers #2)
Author: Sarah MacLean
Published: 2010
Genre: HR
Format: Kindle
Pages: 389
Source: Own
Dates Read: April 5-20, 2018
Grade: B-
Synopsis: Since being named on of London’s “Lords to Land” by a popular ladies’ magazine, Nicholas St. John has been relentlessly pursued by every matrimony-minded female in the ton. So when an opportunity to escape fashionable society presents itself, he eagerly jumps—only to land in the path of the most determined, damnably delicious woman he’s ever met!

The daughter of a titled wastrel, Lady Isabel Townsend has too many secrets and too little money. Though used to taking care of herself quite handily, her father’s recent passing has left Isabel at sea and in need of outside help to protect her young brother’s birthright. The sinfully handsome, eminently eligible Lord Nicholas could be the very salvation she seeks.

But the lady must be wary and not do anything reckless…like falling madly, passionately in love. (Goodreads)

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Book Review: The Perfect Waltz by Anne Gracie

tpwTitle: The Perfect Waltz (The Merridew Sisters #2)
Author: Anne Gracie
Published: 2005
Genre: HR
Format: Kindle
Pages: 356
Source: Own
Dates Read: March 19-24, 2018
Grade: B-
Synopsis: He came in search of a convenient bride…

London’s Ball of the Season is hardly the milieu for society black sheep Sebastian Reyne. But his younger sisters are in desperate need of care, and Sebastian is seeking a practical, down-to-earth wife. What he doesn’t need is an effervescent sprite like Hope Merridew, a dazzling beauty and the darling of the ton. Continue reading “Book Review: The Perfect Waltz by Anne Gracie”