Thursday, July 17, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition #44

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.

Proof by Seduction by Courtney Milan, published January 2010

Blurb (from the latest enhanced version):
It's not easy for a woman with neither money nor family to make her own way in the world, but as one of London's premier fortune-tellers, Jenny Keeble has managed precisely that. All she has to do is smile sweetly, listen carefully, and tell her clients precisely what they want to hear. It works ... until Gareth Carhart, the scientifically-minded Marquess of Blakely, decides to prove that she's a fraud.

At first, all Gareth wants is to free his gullible cousin from Jenny's clutches. But he discovers that she's clever, spirited, beautiful, and not at all the conniving liar that he initially imagined. Still, there's nothing logical about his attraction to her, and so he refuses to give in to it. He's vowed to ruin her, so he will -- even if he has to break his own heart in the process.

This is an enhanced ebook. In addition to the text of the book itself, it contains pictures, audio, and author commentary. You can read this enhanced ebook on any device, but the audio content may not be accessible on all ereaders. That content has been made available on the web, so you won't miss anything if your device doesn't support audio.

Proof by Seduction is the first full-length book in the Carhart series. The full series is:
This Wicked Gift, a prequel novella
Proof by Seduction
Trial by Desire

So, I broke my own rule this week and featured a book that was published after October 2008 -- but, there's a very good reason for it: You see, I just spent the night finished Courtney Milan's amazing, amazing, amazing, The Suffragette Scandal. I'm in the process of writing my review for it, but I didn't want the day to pass without being able to say how much I admire Courtney Milan.

This is the perfect venue. Courtney Milan is a visionary. From her debut novel, you could already tell that she has a very unique view of heroes and heroines. Imagine this: a heroine who works as a fortune-teller! I've loved her books from the first to her latest ... and, I suspect, I will continue to love every other book she publishes.

To find out more about Courtney Milan 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. OMG! I adore Courtney! Oh and her debut series were on sale this week ~squeals~ And I absolutely love her Brothers Sinister series! I haven't gotten a chance to read them on my own because I listened to them, which I got to say was Amazing! The narrator is just fabulous! And I got to get the The Suffragette Scandal.Got to get it!

  2. I am a Courtney Milan follower, lucky me! *^_^*
    Her books are wonderful, I'm always sorry to see my last chapter coming up.
    But, it's great to move on to her next book!
    I first heard of her from a friend who is always reading books as soon as they come out.
    You ought to see her bedroom....wall to wall books!!
    I can't wait to get my copy of THE SUFFRAGETTE SCANDAL.

  3. I really enjoyed this one as well~~~I do need to read this author more.

  4. Hi, Ki!

    I've been trying to win her audiobooks! (Why must they be so pricey...) and I'm so, so tempted to get the Enhanced Versions of her books!

    Hi, Dalila! Would love to see your friend's friend's room. ^_^ Since I switched to digital, it's my e-reader that is stuffed full of books.

    Hi, Renee! The novella that introduces the Brothers Sinister series is free! And the rest of her backlist is on sale for $0.99 ^_^

    Happy TBT, all!

  5. Count me as another Milan fangirl! I'm reading Suffragette Scandal right now and I can already tell it is a winner. I remember thinking that she had an interesting writing style with Proof of Seduction. I may need to re-read it someday.

    1. Hi, Jennifer!

      I'm looking forward to reading your review of her latest! It's such a wonderful story!



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