10 clean, historical romance novels in time for Valentine's Day

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 13 2013 9:31 a.m. MST

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Cedar Fort
When Roxanna Drew’s vicar husband dies, she and her two young daughters move into a dowager home on an absentee landlord’s estate to escape an inappropriate offer from her brother-in-law Lord Marshall Whitcomb. The landlord, Fletcher Rand, Marquess of Winn, has returned from war and was scandalously divorced from his wandering wife. He shows up unexpectedly late one evening as he is traveling to check on the affairs of each property.

Both Roxanna and Lord Winn nurture a mutual admiration for each other as she helps remodel and update the large home on the estate and he finds excuses to stay. However, Roxie finds herself in a nearly impossible situation when Lord Whitcomb tries to take her daughters and Lord Winn’s help is reassuring, but leaves Roxanna’s emotions in an upheaval as she tries to do her best with difficult circumstances.

"Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand” (Sweetwater Press, $8.99) by Utah author Carla Kelly was originally published in 1994 and has been recently been republished by Sweetwater Press, an imprint of Cedar Fort. It was named as one of the five books on Publishers Weekly's "Best Romance Books of 2012."
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North Salt Lake, UT

I'm surprised Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson is not on this list.

Colorado Springs, CO

One of my favorite love stories is one men enjoy too: The Scarlet Pimpernel.

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