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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition #11

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...

                                                     Current cover of Devil's Bride
                                              The Devil's Bride by Stephanie Laurens, published first in 1998
                                                    Goodreads | Amazon

When Devil, the most infamous member of the Cynster family, is caught in a compromising position with plucky governess Honoria Wetherby, he astonishes the entire ton by offering his hand in marriage. No one had dreamed this scandalous rake would so tamely take a bride. As society's mamas swooned at the loss of England's most eligible bachelor, Devil's infamous Cynster cousins began to place wagers on the wedding date.

But Honoria wasn't about to bend to society's demands and marry a man just because they'd been found together unchaperoned. No. She craved adventure. Solving the murder of a young Cynster cousin fit the bill for a while, but once the crime was solved, Honoria was set on seeing the world. But the scalding heat of her unsated desire for Devil soon had Honoria craving a very different sort of excitement. Could her passion for Devil cause her to embrace the enchanting peril of a lifelong adventure of the heart?

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

While Stephanie Laurens's recent books may have been too uniform, given the character tropes of extra alpha male heroes and stubborn and headstrong heroines, this is perhaps the novel that started it all. The first novel in her Cynsters series is undoubtedly, also most famous. The first 6 Cynsters (the original Bar Cynster of the series which later on moved into extended family members and friends) is worth reading, and this one most of all. 

Now, head over to Tin @ Love Saves the World and Ki Pha @ Doing Some Reading for their pick of the week. :-)

Fellow historical romance readers are welcome to join us. Enter your link below so we can visit your TBT: HR Edition post for the week! (Then go here to copy the Link code to your blogs.)


  1. My absolute favorite!!! Sadly her current work isn't as good as these six any more.... :( Shhh don't tell her I said that.

  2. Add Stephanie Lauren's Devil's Bride to TBR list. Done. :) I actually haven't read her yet. Gosh, I'm only realizing that there are so many HR authors that I haven't read yet.

  3. I'll definitely add this to my TBR list, I've only read one of Stephanie Laurens' books.....I really need to change that!

  4. Agree with Ki Pha -- this set the bar pretty high for her Bar Cynster series and I did enjoy the first few books but, the latter books became a bit too cookie cutter for me.

    She's written a new book under the pseudonym M.S. Laurens -- very curious because it's based in the 14th century <-- medieval?

    1. Same same.
      I took note of that but seems to be same type of story. Will have to check out reviews later

  5. This is one of my favorite books by this author. Its been forever since I read this series. I really need to get back to reading this author.



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