Thursday, January 8, 2015

THROWBACK THURSDAY-HISTORICAL ROMANCE EDITION (58)

Happy Thursday, everyone! This is a new feature hosted by Buried Under Romance and Love Saves the World.

What is Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition?
Traditionally, Throwback Thursday celebrates nostalgia, asking participants to post a personal photo or an image from their past -- usually from 5 to 10 years ago. There are a lot of book blogs that also do a book-related Throwback Thursday.  Since Tin and Mary C. are unapologetic lovers of historical romances, they've decided to focus on this beloved genre.

Here are the rules:
1. It must be posted on a Thursday.
2. It must be a historical romance novel published before October 2008.

THIS WEEK I AM FEATURING...

Red Roses Mean Love 
Red Roses Mean Love by Jacquie D'Alessandro
Originally Published in 1999

After nearly being killed, Lord Stephen Barrett regains consciousness in an unfamiliar but free-spirited household, nursed by the oldest sister of orphaned children. He decides to hide out there for a while and develops a bond with the children and a passion for his seductive nursemaid. But when Stephen walks out of Hayley's life one night, it will take his sister to bring them back together.


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The biggest thing I remember about this book was how sweet it was.  Hayley was quirky, but not annoying and Stephen was stoic and desperate for someone to care about him.  I also liked the role that flowers and the language of flowers played in the overall storyline. 

4 comments:

  1. Awww, this does sound sweet. I think I've heard of this author before, but I don't remember if I have read anything by her. Right now I am re-reading Ransom by Julie Garwood. I just never get sick of her books.

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    1. I read most of D'Alessandro's books back in undergrad when I discovered historical romance. This and Sleepless at Midnight are my favorites of hers. I haven't checked on what she is currently working on, but will do that soon. I remember she also used to write contemporaries. Thanks for the visit!

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  2. Oh this author is just amazing...I love her, and every book of hers I have just adored. I can't believe I haven't heard of this one though...gotta have it though. And the idea of the language of flowers playing a part in the book...a added incentive for sure. Great pick hun and hope you are having a great week.

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    1. I grew up in a family of florists so the flower thing really stood out to me. I really loved her old historicals. I haven't read any of her recent stuff. Any recs?

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