My Favorite Historical Romances of 2016

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A baker’s dozen of my favorite romance reads for 2016:

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Mary BaloghOnly Beloved – A stellar finale to the Survivors’ Club series. The Duke of Stanbrook, who has provided shelter and refuge for his wounded friends finally gets his own happily-ever-after.                                                                                                                            My review here: http://wp.me/p3QRh4-oQ                                                                                Buy Amazon point right    Amazon Buy Link here:  Only Beloved (A Survivors’ Club Novel)  separatorMary Balogh & Grace BurrowesOnce Upon a Dream – Two of my favorite authors teamed up to write related stories of widowed noble gentlemen heading for a houseparty.  They have children who only add to the charm and warmth of these very engaging stories.                                                                                                                                  My review here: http://wp.me/p3QRh4-nP                                                                                 Buy Amazon point right Amazon Buy Link here:  Once Upon A DreamseparatorKelly BowenA Duke to Remember – An agent for a discreet troubleshooting agency searches for a lost duke and finds a breathtaking romance.  Kelly Bowen writes fantastic protagonists and this story is everything you want in a romance novel.                                 My review here:https://rosesareblue.net/2016/07/26/a-duke-to-remember-by-kelly-bowen-release-day-blitz-excerpt-review-giveaway/                                                                           Buy Amazon point right  Amazon Buy Link here: A Duke to Remember (A Season for Scandal)separator

Kerrigan ByrneThe Hunter – This amazing and steamy book details how an emotionless killer-for-hire falls in love with his intended victim, and how he’s restored.  My review here: http://wp.me/p3QRh4-kE                                                                                  Buy Amazon point right  Amazon Buy Link here:The Hunter (Victorian Rebels)  separator

Megan FramptonWhy Do Dukes Fall in Love – A self-contained and emotionless duke flaunts convention and hires a female secretary, who soon works her way under his guard.  Megan Frampton just keeps getting better, and this book is brilliant and entertaining.                                                                                                                                         My review here: http://wp.me/p3QRh4-q3                                                                                      Buy Amazon point right  Amazon Buy Link here: Why Do Dukes Fall in Love?: A Dukes Behaving Badly Novel  separator

Elizabeth HoytDuke of Pleasure – A heroic duke defies established rules and falls in love with the brave, unrefined woman of the slums who saved his life.  The Maiden Lane series just keeps getting better.  Review forthcoming.                                                                Buy Amazon point right  Amazon Buy Link here:  Duke of Pleasure (Maiden Lane)  separator

Eloisa JamesMy American Duchess – I fell in love with this duke, who falls for an American heiress with two broken engagements behind her, and who is now engaged to his own brother.                                                                                                                                   My review here: http://freshfiction.com/review.php?id=58635                                                Buy Amazon point right Amazon Buy Link here:My American Duchess  separator

Sabrina JeffriesThe Danger of Desire – A rake with secret demons is determined to protect a young lady who will go to any lengths to find out who caused her brother’s ruin.  Great story of romance that neither expected or wanted.  Review forthcoming.                Buy Amazon point right Amazon Buy Link here:The Danger of Desire (The Sinful Suitors)                               separator

Lisa KleypasMarrying Winterborne – A rough-around-the-edges business tycoon and a delicate aristocratic lady cannot possibly make a successful match.  Or can they?  Review forthcoming.                                                                                                                         Buy Amazon point right Amazon Buy Link here: Marrying Winterborne                                                                separator

Emily LarkinUnmasking Miss Appleby – A deliciously unique and compelling romance with a touch of magic.  This one captivated me completely.                                     My review here: http://wp.me/p3QRh4-rS                                                                                     Buy Amazon point rightAmazon BuyLink here:Unmasking Miss Appleby (Baleful Godmother Series) (Volume 1)separator

Caroline LindenSix Degrees of Scandal – Childhood friends, then sweethearts, they were destined for each other.  They were tragically parted, and now, years later, have a second chance in this passionate and emotional story.                                                           My review here: http://wp.me/p3QRh4-me                                                                                 Buy Amazon point right Amazon Buy Link here:  Six Degrees of Scandal                                                                    separator

Kate Noble The Dare and the Doctor – A friends-to-lovers story with a hero so honorable, he almost gives up his chance at love.  A wonderful, emotional read.                My review here: http://smittenbybooks.com/2016/historical/nov-the-dare-and-the-doctor-kate-noble.php                                                                                                                         Buy Amazon point right Amazon Buy Link here:  The Dare and the Doctor (Winner Takes All)                         separator

Karen RanneyAn American in Scotland – An emotional and engrossing love story along with a dark dose of American history.  Very well written.                                               My review here: http://wp.me/p3QRh4-l9                                                                                    Buy Amazon point right Amazon Buy Link here:American in Scotland, An (Maciains)

About Rose

Rose is an avid reader and reviewer, especially of historical romance. Her blog Rosesareblue.net also features reviews by Bonnie and Lady Blue.
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One Response to My Favorite Historical Romances of 2016

  1. carolcork says:

    Rose, The Hunter and Marrying Winterborne are also on my list which I’ll be publishing tomorrow.

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