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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition #15

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...

                                            (pretty cover that caught my eye)

                                             Stranger in My Arms  by Lisa Kleypas, published first in 1998
                                                      Goodreads | Amazon
From the glittering ballrooms of Regency London to the glorious gardens of countryside manors, Lisa Kleypas invites her readers to visit a lushly romantic world. Now, Lisa has written her most unforgettable love story...

"Lady Hawksworth, your husband is not dead..." 

With those words, Lara's life turned upside down. Hunter, Earl of Hawksworth, had been lost at sea. Or so she'd been told. Their unhappy marriage—with its cold caresses and passionless kisses—was over. But now a powerful, virile man stood before her, telling secrets only a husband could know, and vowing she would once again be his wife in every way. While Lara couldn't deny that this man with the smoldering dark eyes resembled Hunter, he was attentive and loving in ways he never was before. Soon she desperately wanted to believe, with every beat of her heart, that this stranger was truly her husband. But had this rake reformed—or was Lara being seduced by a cunning stranger?

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

This book holds a special place in my heart because it's the first historical romance I've read. I think maybe the first pure "romance" book I've read, period! 

The pretty cover caught my attention. Thankfully, the books I borrow from the library weren't monitored, so I picked this up  (15-16 yo prob) and read it in one afternoon. It was fantastic. I didn't get into the genre until a year later, but were it not for the cover having caught my interest as I browsed through the library, I might have never become interested in this fantastic genre at all. And I'm so very glad I did. ^_^

Well, to conclude this not-a-review, I recommend readers to read this book, regardless of the genre that you normally read. Love is something to be shared, after all. (<- This has become my review on Goodreads )

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.)

Happy Reading! 


  1. Oh man, I haven't read this in ages...might be time to dig up my copy and have a re-read. Good choice, Mary!

  2. This is a classic one!! I loved it. I should re read this sometime. Kleypas always does such a great job when it comes to romance.

  3. I loved this story! It reminded me of The Return of Martin Guerre and Sommersby! (What did you think of the ending? I think Kleypas should write an epilogue for it!)



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