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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition (#3)

Happy Thursday, everyone! And welcome to a new feature on Buried Under Romance and Love Saves the World.

What is Throwback Thursday?
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. 

The Historical Romance Edition:
Since Tin of Love Saves the World and I are unapologetic lovers of historical romances, we've decided to focus on our beloved genre.

Here are our rules:
1. It must be posted on a Thursday.
2. It must be a historical romance novel published before October 3, 2008.

So, the novel I'm featuring is...

                                                    The Duke of Shadows
                               The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran, published in March, 2008 

From exotic sandstone palaces... 

Sick of tragedy, done with rebellion, Emmaline Martin vows to settle quietly into British Indian society. But when the pillars of privilege topple, her fiancé's betrayal leaves Emma no choice. She must turn for help to the one man whom she should not trust, but cannot resist: Julian Sinclair, the dangerous and dazzling heir to the Duke of Auburn. 

To the marble halls of London... 

In London, they toast Sinclair with champagne. In India, they call him a traitor. Cynical and impatient with both worlds, Julian has never imagined that the place he might belong is in the embrace of a woman with a reluctant laugh and haunted eyes. But in a time of terrible darkness, he and Emma will discover that love itself can be perilous -- and that a single decision can alter one's life forever.

Destiny follows wherever you run. 

A lifetime of grief later, in a cold London spring, Emma and Julian must finally confront the truth: no matter how hard one tries to deny it, some pasts cannot be disowned...and some passions never die.

To find out more about Meredith Duran and her books, click the links below:
                                Website | Goodreads | Facebook

This is her debut work as she is a relatively new author (2008-)

One of my Waiting on Wednesday posts has her upcoming book - Fool Me Twice, and here's a review of A Lady's Lesson in Scandal. To put it simply, her stories are one of the most poignant and heartfelt I've read. Extremely visceral, it seizes your heart and makes you hurt with the character's pain. 

Now, head over to Tin @ Love Saves the World for her pick of the week.  Ki Pha @ Doing Some Reading has also joined us, so be sure to visit her blog as well. :-)

Fellow historical romance readers are welcome to join us. (If you do, leave your link in the comments? If we get more people to join, we can figure out a linky system.)


  1. Oh I have her on my TBR list of authors. And her At Your Pleasure book is one I want to read and still need to get too.

  2. I really should read more of her books. I have her e-novella but haven't read it yet.

    Great choice for TBT:HE (<-- our acronym), btw!

  3. Great recommendations, I will look into these books today.

  4. Love the idea of this meme!! Great pick!! I haven't read this author, but many of her books are on my wishlist. The cover alone would get me to pick it up LOL. We are friends on goodreads, but I didn't know you had a blog as well, but I just love it!! Definitely planning on exploring around a bit!!! Hope you are having a good week so far. :) Toodles



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