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Finding Gabriel by Rachel Deme...

<i>Finding Gabriel</i> by Rachel Demeter

  If you like historical romances, then this book is for you. Finding Gabriel, an upcoming release from Pan Macmillan, takes place in 19th century France. One snowy evening, Ariah  finds a man laying half dead on the banks of the Seine. Against social convention, she takes him back to her house to nurse him back […]

Enchanted Afternoon by Susan W...

<i>Enchanted Afternoon</i> by Susan Wiggs

  Enchanted Afternoon almost counts as an Old School Romance, being written in 2002. It’s  the unusual story of Helena and Michael, Helena’s journey to running a turn-of-the-century domestic violence shelter and how they created family out of their bare hands. It’s also one of the most pro-women novels I have read in a long time. […]

Highlander Redeemed by Laurin ...

<i>Highlander Redeemed</i> by Laurin Witting

  Highlander Redeemed is the final book of the Guardians of the Targe trilogy and while it can stand as a stand-alone, I would recommend reading the first two before diving into this one. It’s set in Scotland, during the reign of King Edward I (“The Hammer of the Scots”) when the tensions between the various […]

Flowers from the Storm by Laur...

<i>Flowers from the Storm</i> by Laura Kinsale

  If you ever Google something like “romance canon” or “best romance novels”, Flowers in the Storm usually sends up on one of those lists. A classic of the genre, it was actually one of the first picks of the new and fast growing “Old School Romance Readers” Facebook group (of which of course I’m a […]

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