A telepathic hunter of serial killers, Raven Whitney helps catch some of the most depraved criminals. But her work keeps her from getting close to others, and has drained her body and spirit. In need of rest and rejuvenation, she embarks on a vacation far from home.
Title: The King Is Dead: The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII Author: Suzannah Lipscomb Genre: Nonfiction Format: Hardcover Pages: 208 Source: Library Date Finished: January 17, 2021 Grade: A-
On 28 January 1547, the sickly and obese King Henry VIII died at Whitehall. Just hours before his passing, his last will and testament had been read, stamped, and sealed. The will confirmed the line of succession as Edward, Mary, and Elizabeth; and, following them, the Grey and Suffolk families. It also listed bequests to the king’s most trusted councillors and servants.
Disguised as her father’s cabin boy to escape her cruel grandmother, Georgana Woodall must decide if she can give her love to the dashing Lieutenant Dominic Peyton. Doing so would tie her to the sea and the navy’s world of war and uncertainty forever, but can she give up this ray of sunshine for a predictable life on shore? (x)
Title: The Rebel Heiress and the Knight Series: Notorious Knights #1 Author: Melissa Oliver Genre: Historical Romance Format: ebook Pages: 288 Source: Purchased Date Finished: January 11, 2021 Grade: A-
Widow Eleanor of Tallany Castle knows her people are broken by the taxes demanded by King John. So when she’s ordered to marry Hugh de Villiers, a knight loyal to the king, she’s furious—even if he is handsome! As gallant Hugh begins to heal the scars of Eleanor’s abusive first marriage, she’s even more determined to keep her secret: she is the outlaw the king wants to send to the gallows! (x)
Title: A Good Duke Is Hard to Find Series: Isle of Synne #1 Author: Christina Britton Published: 2020 Genre: Historical Romance Format: Audio / Paperback Pages: 351 Length: 11 hr. 30 min. Source: Purchased Date Finished: January 4, 2021 Grade: B+
After her third fiancé leaves her at the altar, Lenora Hartley is beginning to think she’s cursed. One thing’s for certain: she needs to escape London and her father’s tyrannical attempts to find her yet another suitor. The Isle of Synne, an isolated and idyllic retreat off Britain’s northern coast, is blessedly far from society’s gossip, but it also carries haunting reminders of her first fiancé. Letting go of the past to find happiness seems impossible — until Lenora is thrown in the path of a gruff, mysterious blue-eyed man who makes her pulse race.
Title: Portrait of a Forbidden Love Series: The Rebellious Sisterhood #1 Author: Bronwyn Scott Published: 2020 Genre: Historical Romance Format: eARC Pages: 288 Source: NetGalley Date Finished: January 1, 2021 Grade: B
The Earl’s heir and the rebel artist Artemisia Stansfield has four months to prove herself to the Royal Academy of Arts. When she finds out that aristocratic art critic Darius Rutherford has been snooping in her studio, she’s furious! Sparks of anger turn into flames of desire, but one lapse in judgment could give Darius all the fuel he needs to ruin her, as a lady and as an artist! Unless she trusts him enough to take the risk… (x)
Title: The Princess and the Rogue Series: Bow Street Bachelors #3 Author: Kate Bateman Published: 2020 Genre: Historical Romance Format: eARC Pages: 336 Source: NetGalley Date Finished: December 27, 2020 Grade: A
In The Princess and the Rogue, Bow Street agent Sebastien Wolff, Earl of Mowbray, doesn’t believe in love—until a passionate kiss with a beautiful stranger in a brothel forces him to reconsider. When the mysterious woman is linked to an intrigue involving a missing Russian princess, however, Seb realizes her air of innocence was too good to be true.
Title: The Highlander Takes a Bride Series: Highland Brides #3 Author: Lynsay Sands Published: 2015 Genre: Historical Romance Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Source: Purchased Date Finished: December 17, 2020 Grade: B
I enjoyed this one! I had actually DNF-ed it in the spring because I wasn’t enjoying it, but that was on audio. I switched to the paperback and liked it so much more. I’ve been wanting to continue the series, so I’m really happy about that.