Thursday, December 19, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition #12

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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 Mary of Buried Under Romance 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.

Here's my pick for the week:

The Husband Trap by Tracy Anne Warren, published March 2006


Here comes the substitute bride ...

Violet Brantford has always longed for the passionate embrace of Adrian Winter, the wealthy Duke of Raeburn. Problem is, he’s set to marry Violet’s vivacious, more socially polished look-alike twin sister, Jeannette. But when Jeannette refuses to go through with the ceremony mere minutes before it is to begin, soft-spoken Violet finds herself walking down the aisle and taking vows in her sister’s place. Soon shy Violet is a high-society wife, trying to keep her real identity a secret while living out the fantasies of her wildest dreams.

Adrian thinks he knows exactly what he’s gotten himself into: Jeannette may be flighty and, well, a bit self-involved, but she’s the picture-perfect wife to carry on the Winter name. Yet this marriage of convenience brings the groom more than he bargained for when he finds his sweet, innocent wife surprising him at every turn. And though he never planned on true love, Adrian is definitely in danger of losing his heart.

I found my copy of this book at a used books sale and I remember why I picked it up:
1. The heroine's name was Violet. (It's such a pretty name. ^_^)
2. I liked the idea of twins switching places. (I actually have younger brothers who are twins -- fraternal, though. Not identical.)
3. I liked the hero's surname: Winter.

I know they aren't the best reasons for picking up a book but, you know? I'm glad I did. I loved the book and ended up getting the rest of the series (full price in various bookstores in my country) and ended up becoming a fan of Tracy Anne Warren.

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Head over to Mary @ Buried Under Romance and Ki Pha of Doing Some Reading for their picks for Throwback Thursday..^_^

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  1. Oh those are great reasons to pick up a book! I do that sometimes too~ :D
    I might just have to pickt this one up, I do so love twins~ (Sarah MacLean you know ;D)
    Tracy's The Princess Brides are also great I heard.

  2. Hi, Ki!

    I haven't kept up with The Princess series ... I have a few books and really should be reading those. ^_^

    The other twin gets her own book in the series, by the way. And the whole trilogy is just so much fun. ^_^

  3. I read this a long time ago, but I remembering really enjoying it. Warren is a wonderful writer!

  4. This was the first book by Warren that I picked up too! I remember picking it because of the twins switching places. I loved it! I read the second book in the trilogy but never got around to the third one because it wasn't out yet. I still look for it in used book stores but no luck so far.

  5. I have yet to read this series, but I have all of her other books and loved them. This series is at my local library, so I will pick this one up next.

  6. @Mary -- the sister redeems herself. But's it's Winter's brother's story that I loved the best in this series. ^_^

    @Alyn -- don't you just love used book stores? Sometimes the one we have locally has better titles than our actual bookstore. I get all of my kids' books from there.

    @Renee -- I hope you can try it out! ^_^



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