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Books on Sale: Classic Historicals from Garwood, Deveraux, and Lindsay

Book The Lion's Lady

RECOMMENDED: The Lion's Lady by Julie Garwood is  still$1.99. I have a mad, happy love for this book. I love every silly, ridiculous, adorable part. The shoes on the doorstep? Oh, yes. The What knife? I saw no knife throwing. Nothing to see here part? Ohhh, yes. It's a historical romance between a London rake and a heroine raised by Native Americans. What more could you ask for, really?

Redheadedgirl reviewed it and gave it an A-

Really, what I loved about this is the total and utter ridonkulousness of it all.  I mean, there weren’t white settlers heading out to the Black Hills in the 1790s.  There just weren’t.  And it’s just not feasible that a white girl raised in a Dakota tribe would be able to successfully pull off being a great lady with one year of study.  But the banter is pretty good, and I never got the point of wanting to knock Christina and Lyon’s heads together- sure neither of them were telling the other one to complete truth about each other, but they each had their reasons.

I found this to be a fine example of the old school genre without bullshit sexual politics.  Loads of fun, even for my complaints.

A daring lady meets a dashing lord with the soul of a pirate in this classic Regency romance novel from bestselling author Julie Garwood.

Christina Bennett had taken London society by storm. The ravishing beauty guarded the secret of her mysterious past until the night Lyon, Marquis of Lyonwood, stole a searching, sensuous kiss. An arrogant nobleman with a pirate’s passions, he tasted the wild fire smoldering beneath Christina’s cool charm and swore to posess her…

But the feisty and defiant Christina would not be so easily conquered. Mistress of her heart and of her fortune, she resisted Lyon’s sensuous caresses. She dared not surrender to his love…for then, she must also forsake her precious secret…and her promised destiny!

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Book Sweet LiarRECOMMENDED: Sweet Liar by Jude Deveraux is $1.99 right now. When I glommed every Deveraux in existence, I loved this one. I still do. There is nothing like a 90's Deveraux book, especiall a Deveraux for $2. Sweet Liar is a contemporary/historical/suspense mix.

When this book was last on sale, I bought it. I started reading it and stayed awake until 1:45 in the morning to finish it. Even with the parts that showed the age of the story, and the silly bits that are totally goofy, I adored it and kept reading and could not stop. Seriously. If someone blended catnip and crack and made a book, it would be Deveraux backlist for me.

It was her father's dying wish that Samantha Elliot search for her grandmother, who'd disappeared from Louisville when she was a baby. So here she was, in big, dirty New York City…her parents were dead, her divorce was final, and she was all alone…. Michael Taggert was Samantha's landlord, and he was easily the most beautiful man she'd ever seen. He was charming, too — his zest for life was so contagious that in his presence Sam bloomed like a flower after the rain. Yet Mike could only get so far with her — when he tried to get closer, it was like running into a brick wall.

But Mike wouldn't give up. As they probed her grandmother's past, he was slowly uncovering the joy and affection Samantha had buried long ago — and leading them closer to the dangerous truth about a bloody spring night in 1928, and a seductive blues singer named Maxie… 

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Book Man of My Dreams

Man of My Dreams by Johanna Lindsey is $4.99 at most retailers, and $3.99 at Amazon. This book was originally published in 1992, and has a 4+ star average on GoodReads. It's the first book in Lindsey's Sherring Cross series. Readers on GR particularly liked the hero and heroine's dialogue, though, be ye warned. Herein may be some spanking (which readers did NOT like). Have you read this one? 

Wildly unpredictable, the most desirable beauty in the land, Megan Penworthy has set her amorous sights on Ambrose St. James, a man she has never met but has every intention of marrying. And no other suitor will satisfy her especially not the common, if uncommonly handsome, horse breeder, Devlin Jefferys.

Posing as lowborn Jefferys to escape a potentially fatal confrontation, Sir Ambrose is enthralled by the brazen, duke-hunting redhead. Without revealing his true identity, he vows to seduce and tame her, thereby foiling Megan's plans to marry the man of her dreams. But the notorious rogue never imagined the enchanting schemer would turn out to be the only woman he would ever dream of marrying.

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    Joy says:

    What is it about Lion’s Lady that is so ridiculously loveable!  Totally improbable story but—-somehow I just LOVE it!  I’m sure there are folks out there who can’t get past the absurditude of it all, the total lack of historic accuracy, but I’m not one of them.  I guess if you’re going to ignore history in favor of the love story you might as well not pretend to be accurate.  (After who amongst us believes there were cat races in regency England!)  I LUV me some absurd but endearing “historical” romances.

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    Sandy James says:

    I agree with Joy. Lion’s Lady—and the three sequels—are books I re-read every year. Sure, there’s a few…inaccuracies. But the mismatched heroes and heroines are just so much fun!

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    KatieF says:

    Wait, what—there are sequels to Lion’s Lady? Tell me more, please?!

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    CelineB says:

    Lion’s Lady is the first in the Crown Spies series and my favorite told the series by far. The rest of the books feature Lyon’s friends/associates. Guardian Angel, The Gift (possibly the only Garwood I’ve ever hated but a lot of that had to do with the narrator of the audiobook), and Castles are the other books in the series.

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    L. says:

    Oh yes, Lion’s Lady was one of my all-time favs from my Garwood era. While I also questioned the whole presence of English settlers in the Black Hills, I was willing to let the author take me anywhere and tell me anything. Highly recommended for light-hearted romance and adventure.

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    Sandy James says:

    Glad Celine answered!!Guardian Angel is Caine’s story (he’s Lyon’s friend/fellow spy). He’s paired with Jade. Her brother Nathan is in The Gift. (Such a cute story!) And then Caine’s brother (and Nathan’s shipping partner) Colin gets a real live princess in Castles. I can’t even pick a favorite! Each story is charming in its own way. :)

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