Thursday, March 20, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition #27

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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.

Prelude to Heaven by Laura Lee Guhrke, published January 1994


Many in London society envy Tess Ridgeway, Countess of Aubry, for having snared the handsomest, most charming man in England, but after two years of marriage to the volatile earl, Tess knows there’s nothing charming about her husband and nothing to envy about her hellish marriage. Desperate, afraid for her own life and that of her unborn child, Tess manages to escape, fleeing to the southern coast of France, where she collapses, ill and exhausted, in the garden of the reclusive artist, Alexandre Dumond.

Alexandre, who savagely guards his privacy, resents this fire-haired beauty that Fate has brought to his doorstep. But he can’t turn his back on her, and when she proposes that he hire her as his housekeeper, Alexandre reluctantly lets her into his solitary world. There, they find an unexpected haven in each other’s arms, but will it last forever? Or will the dark secrets harbored by both of them tear their love apart?

Prelude to Heaven is Laura Lee Guhrke's debut novel, and one of the three books she has published that I haven't read, yet. My book buddy, F, introduced me to Guhrke's works and I fell in love with her Girl Bachelors series. When I started reading her, all of her older titles were already out of print, but I was able to track down paperback copies of Breathless, The Charade and Not So Innocent. I'm really, really glad that all of her backlist has been reissued in digital format, so it's just a matter of time before I can proudly say I've read all of Guhrke's books.

She has a new series out, An American Heiress in London, and the second book of that series, How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days is coming out this April 2014.

To find out more about Laura Lee Guhrke and her books, click below:

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

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. Awesome! I haven't read any of her backlist so this is very nice. And I can't wait for her upcoming release!!!!

  2. I love LLG! I haven't read this book yet either, but I plan on trying to complete her backlist now that more of them are available digitally. Great choice!

  3. Hi, Ki! Hi, Jennifer! I really enjoyed reading Guhrke's earlier titles. I was able to read an ARC of her upcoming release and it's amazing. ^_^

  4. This sounds like an unconventional story.. I wonder how the author plans to resolve all the seemingly delicate conflicts in this plot. Sadly, I haven't started reading Laura Lee Guhrke yet..

    Camille @ Girl meets Books



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