Thursday, May 29, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition #37

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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.

A Visit From Sir Nicholas by Victoria Alexander, published November 2004


Everyone knows that an Effington always gets her way ... but this time it's not going to be easy!

Lady Elizabeth Effington simply could not suitably feel the joy of the Christmas season. Ten years had passed since she had boldly declared her love for Sir Nicholas Collingsworth. He rebuffed her and set out to seek his fortunes, while Elizabeth was left a woman scorned. Now, she discovers in horror that the inheritance she's managed beautifully was never hers to control. No, power over her finances lay in the hands of the last man she ever wants to see again: Nicholas!

But running Elizabeth's life isn't part of Nick's plans. He's intrigued when he discovers that the frivolous and flighty girl he once knew has turned into a beautiful and capable woman. Nick vows to woo -- and win -- her, and while she seems unmoved by his fervent seduction, he swears he will not rest until she accepts that most precious gift of all -- the gift of love.

Victoria Alexander's Effingtons rivaled Stephanie Laurens's Cynsters and Julia Quinn's Bridgertons in terms of interesting characters and memorable love stories. Of the Effingtons, Elizabeth's is one of my favourites. It's got an old flame who has returned, a second chance at love -- and it's all wrapped up in a sweet Christmas story.

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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. I have this on my e-reader. I've only read a few Effington books, but I've enjoyed them all. Great choice!

  2. I really love your choice for the week. I read this book when it first came out and adored it, a wonderful addition to the series and a great holiday read. Definitely full of good cheer!!! The Effington series is one of my favorite series, I really need to do a re read of them.

  3. I haven't read this at all! But I've read some of Victoria Alexander's book!

  4. This is a very good pick Tin, yay for Throwback Thursday!
    I read this book and in record time, I just couldn't put it down!
    I really like reading the Effington series, in my opinion, Victoria can do no wrong with this family. :-)

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