Thursday, May 1, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition #33

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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.

All Things Beautiful by Cathy Maxwell, published 1994


Lady Julia Markham was the toast of London Society -- until an ill-advised attempted elopement ended in betrayal and left her good name in tatters. Now ruined, penniless, and desperate, she has agreed to wed the magnetic and possibly dangerous Brader Wolf. A dashing, phenomenally successful self-made businessman, Brader wants this union to help gain him entry into the drawing rooms of the aristocracy, nothing more. Julia, however, is a woman of rare passion and daring, irresistibly drawn to this enigmatic, infuriating man, and no mere marriage of mutual convenience will do. But how far will the spirited beauty have to go to satisfy a heart that will settle for no less than the love of a lifetime?

I may not have loved Cathy Maxwell's Chattan Curse series, but Cathy Maxwell will remain one of my favourite authors because of this book. I think she hit all the right notes in writing this story. Lady Julia is a tragic heroine who fell from grace -- despite her family's abusiveness, she has managed to safeguard her heart and remained good and kind (though not happy) --

Brader Wolf has his own agenda when he married Julia, but in pursuing his own selfish goals, he actually managed to save her from a terrible situation.

It's a wonderful, poignant, emotional love story that makes me cry just thinking about it.

Cathy Maxwell has a new series out: The Brides of Wishmore. The first book is on my to-read list ... and possibly the second. ^_^

To find out more about Cathy Maxwell 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.^_^

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  1. Cathy Maxwell is a must read author for me.
    True, one or two of her books left me thinking...huh?...but I do always read them.
    I enjoyed reading ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL, hmmmm.....should reread it for old times sake. :-)
    Thanks for the throwback on Cathy Maxwell Tin.

  2. I've read a few Cathy Maxwell's and enjoyed them for the most part. I haven't heard of this, but it sounds really good. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Strange ... I thought I had replied to this:

    @Mary: Her backlist is worth looking into. I love a LOT of her early books. They were more consistent, I think. I will be reading her Brides of Wishmore series soon-ish. ^_^

    @Dalila -- which books? ;-) For me, it was her Chattan Curse series -- I didn't really like book 1, but I have book 2 and will try to give it a chance. ^_^

    @Jennifer -- I really love her Cameron Sisters series and her Scandals and Seduction series. ^_^

  4. I haven't read any of Cathy's backlists. But I love her works!



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