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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition #32

Happy Thursday, everyone!  Zeee here from I Heart Romance hosting this weeks' Throwback Thursday:  Historical Romance Edition, a feature started by 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.

My pick for this week is Fair is the Rose by Meagan McKinney, published on November 1993 which is the second book in the Van Alen Sisters series (featured last week).

Fair is the Rose
The beauty behind the black veil...

Christal Van Alen was wanted from Maine to Missouri. Swathed in widow's weeds, she was running to Wyoming Territory...when the outlaw, Macaulay Cain, captured their stagecoach, and the aristocratic New Yorker was prisoner again. She couldn't trust the infamous outlaw; she couldn't share her real name or her secret past. Yet he was her only hope against the dangerous gang of gunmen that held her. And even as she clung to him for protection, she fought against the passions that threatened to betray her—until one explosive night when all secrets must be revealed—and she was a fugitive again.

The cold-eyed outlaw would unveil her...

He was a man who could take—or leave—a woman at will. Then Macaulay Cain encountered the mysterious, ravishing "Widow Smith." Her honor, her shattered innocence, became his obsession. She was a woman whose secrets he vowed to unlock even as she fled his embrace. Why did she run? If it took him years, he would find her, possess her, unlock her darkest secrets—even if it cost him his life.

My Thoughts
As with the previous book Lions and Lace, I have read this book multiple times.  Although I do not classify this as a 5 star book, Fair is the Rose is a very memorable book.  I love reading about Christal Van Alen.  When we see her in Lions and Lace, we see a shell of a girl, scared and not right in the head (due to medications given to her) and in an institution for the insane.  In her story, however, I see Christal as a very strong and amazing woman.  Perfect for the hero Macaulay Cain (an outlaw).

Check out the step back image.  Don't you just love it?

I hardly ever read Historical Westerns for some reason.  But I really enjoyed reading this book!

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.)

Don't forget to leave some love! mwaaaah*


  1. Nice Zeee! I don't read much Historical western either, very few in fact but the ones I have were good.

  2. I don't think I've ever heard of her. Sounds pretty good!

  3. Hi, Zeee! This is a great pick for Throwback Thursday! I don't read a lot of Historical Westerns, but this one sounds intriguing.

  4. I'm not always the biggest fan of historical westerns either, but sometimes I find them to be a great palate cleanser from all the Regency England romps. I will definitely have to look into this one and the one you featured last week soon.



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