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Historical Romance quotes by Julie Johnstone
#1. Guinevere's lips started to tingle in expectation, and her heart beat at a dizzying, knee-weakening rate. She had to set her hands to his muscular shoulders so as not to drop into an embarrassing puddle of desire.
"Is that an invitation?" he asked, sounding every bit as devilish as he looked. If ever a man could lead a woman to be improper, it was him.
She couldn't speak, her thoughts spun so quickly, but her fingers curled in silent entreaty, and the sensation in her lips moved slowly down to the pit of her stomach. She was going to expire if he didn't kiss her. #Quote by Julie Johnstone
Historical Romance quotes by Anne Gracie
#2. They'd be complaining about having to walk, and screeching at me to 'do something, Freddy, do something!'"
"But what could you do?" she said, puzzled.
"Carry them, probably." He gave her a hopeful look. "Do you want me to carry you? #Quote by Anne Gracie
Historical Romance quotes by Kerrigan Byrne
#3. Ye're wet," he groaned.
"I'm underwater."
"I ken that, bonny. But this dampness has nothing to do with that. #Quote by Kerrigan Byrne
Historical Romance quotes by Meg Hennessy
#4. Until we find Enio, I'm closer to you than your own shadow. #Quote by Meg Hennessy
Historical Romance quotes by Anne Stuart
#5. If I am ever in the position where I wish to seduce someone I will simply assure her it's better than rats. #Quote by Anne Stuart
Historical Romance quotes by Anna Bennett
#6. There was no denying it; his wicked words thrilled her. Like a feather slowly brushing over her bare skin, they teased and tantalized, awakening every inch of her body. #Quote by Anna Bennett
Historical Romance quotes by Amanda Quick
#7. In my experience there are only a handful of reasons for murder ... Jealousy, vengeance, greed, fear and pleasure ... Some killers enjoy the kill ... For them it is a great game, and for the most part they are the ones I hunt. #Quote by Amanda Quick
Historical Romance quotes by Tessa Dare
#8. This isn't food." Bram picked up a lavender-iced cake between thumb and finger and stared at it. "This is ... edible ornamentation. #Quote by Tessa Dare
Historical Romance quotes by Jody Hedlund
#9. His words were like a soothing balm covering over the voices inside always taunting she'd never be good enough. He'd accepted her in spite of her mistakes. He approved of what she'd done. And he believed she was capable. #Quote by Jody Hedlund
Historical Romance quotes by Tessa Dare
#10. Because I can only love you entirely. With everything I am, and everything I ever will be. Body, mind, heart, soul. - Victor Bramwell, Earl of Rycliff. #Quote by Tessa Dare
Historical Romance quotes by Shelly Thacker
#11. She frowned at him. "Not every man thinks constantly of... of..."
Darach grinned. "Aye, they do, demoiselle. Every man, from the time he is about ten until the day he dies, thinks frequently of that. #Quote by Shelly Thacker
Historical Romance quotes by Debra Holland
#12. With the way Bertha can cook and her good-natured personality, she'll be married in no time. We'll see to it!" She cast a speculative glance around. "Why I see ten available men within a hundred feet of us. ... Bertha will manage just fine…" I hope. #Quote by Debra Holland
Historical Romance quotes by Carolyn Jewel
#13. She had a good, strong voice. She smiled with her voice, too. This, he thought, was the magic that had drawn him to her. #Quote by Carolyn Jewel
Historical Romance quotes by Carolyn Jewel
#14. She laughed, and the sound pierced his heart. #Quote by Carolyn Jewel
Historical Romance quotes by Shelly Thacker
#15. They should put their clothes on if they could find them which might be difficult in the darkness.
He decided that could wait until dawn. #Quote by Shelly Thacker
Historical Romance quotes by Brooklyn Ann
#16. I need you more than I need the sunshine. #Quote by Brooklyn Ann
Historical Romance quotes by Alma Katsu
#17. We were arrogant and naive, thinking we knew what we felt then was love. Love can be a cheap emotion, lightly given, thought it didn´t seem so to me at the time. Looking back, I know we were only filling in the holes in our soles, the way the tide rushes sand to fill in the crevices of a rocky shore. We-or maybe it was just I-bandaged our needswith what we declared was love. But, eventually, the tide draws out what it has swept in. #Quote by Alma Katsu
Historical Romance quotes by Loretta Chase
#18. Thanks to Mr. Grose's Lexicon Balatronicum, Olympia knew a buffer nabber was a dog stealer. #Quote by Loretta Chase
Historical Romance quotes by Amy Jarecki
#19. She must continue to live life one day at a time. Neither the past nor the future existed for Eva.
She clenched her fist around her reins, drilling in the words she must never forget: 'there can only be the now. #Quote by Amy Jarecki
Historical Romance quotes by Christine Fonseca
#20. He would die in this room, buried alive by the weight of his life. #Quote by Christine Fonseca
Historical Romance quotes by Nicole Luiken
#21. I wondered what he would have thought if he'd known that I'd gleaned most of my information from reading historical romance novels. #Quote by Nicole Luiken
Historical Romance quotes by Kellyn Roth
#22. Low and behold what comes of reading too many romance novels. #Quote by Kellyn Roth
Historical Romance quotes by Tessa Dare
#23. This was now officially the most inane conversation in which Griff had ever been a participant - and that included a drunken debate with Del over ostrich racing.

"The color isn't too awful?" She twisted a fold of the skirt. "The draper called it 'dewy petal,' but your mother said the shade was more of a 'frosted berry.' What do you say?"

"I'm a man, Simms. Unless we're discussing nipples, I don't see the value in these distinctions. #Quote by Tessa Dare
Historical Romance quotes by Amy Jarecki
#24. The ruddy chieftain snorted. "You've not noticed? I reckon he's as smitten as a bull in a paddock of heifers in spring. #Quote by Amy Jarecki
Historical Romance quotes by Angela Quarles
#25. No, he didn't view the scar as shameful, though he did in its getting. For he'd not received it in battle. He'd received it the last time he'd ever acted foolishly over a woman.
Oddly poetic that the very woman who brought out that foolish side again was turned off by the scar. As if the scar and tattoo were a shield. A shield protecting him forevermore from heartache. #Quote by Angela Quarles
Historical Romance quotes by Christina Brooke
#26. She narrowed her gaze. "I don't trust you to keep your eyes closed."
"Smart woman," he said. "I wouldn't trust me, either, if I were you. #Quote by Christina Brooke
Historical Romance quotes by Pamela Clare
#27. Though this marriage is a sham, what we share tonight will be real, my lady. I said I'd treat you wi' the same respect I'd show my own true bride, and I meant it. I'd no' be able to call myself a Scotsman if I let you walk across this threshold. #Quote by Pamela Clare
Historical Romance quotes by Catherine Anderson
#28. And if you ever - and I do mean ever - try to leave me, I'm goin' with you. #Quote by Catherine Anderson
Historical Romance quotes by Anne Rouen
#29. She was destroyed many years ago, La Belle, on the cobblestones of the alley beside the opera house ... #Quote by Anne Rouen
Historical Romance quotes by Heather Blanton
#30. Maybe, now and then, we have to give up a portion of our kingdoms--the things we hold dearest--to find what it is God wants for us. #Quote by Heather Blanton
Historical Romance quotes by Marguerite Kaye
#31. Celeste committed the cardinal sin of leaning across Jack's arm. "You will excuse me, Madam, but I have something most particular to say to Monsieur Trestain."
"That was rude," jack said, though he was smiling.
"No doubt you thought her very beautiful."
"No doubt that is what you think I thought. #Quote by Marguerite Kaye
Historical Romance quotes by Margie Bayer
#32. I suppose," continued Nate, "it's not Bertie's fault that he lacks the physical stature to carry a delicate young woman such as yourself a good distance. I believe he did not care to see you within the folds of my arms which were reluctant to release you, for I thought I would never see you again... #Quote by Margie Bayer
Historical Romance quotes by Amy Jarecki
#33. Why does sin feel so good if it is a terrible thing? #Quote by Amy Jarecki
Historical Romance quotes by Mary Balogh
#34. Happy? Most of the time? Happiness is always a fleeting thing," he said, "It never rests upon anyone as a permanent state, though many of us persist in believing in the foolish idea that if this would just happen or that we would be happy for the rest of our lives. I know moments of happiness just as most other people do. Perhaps I have learned to find it in ways that would pass some people by. I feel the summer heat here at this moment and see the trees and the water and hear that invisible gull overhead. I feel the novelty of having company when I usually come here alone. And this moment brings me happiness. #Quote by Mary Balogh
Historical Romance quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#35. The next time someone shoots at you… try ducking. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Historical Romance quotes by Suzanne Crowley
#36. When she shines we all bask in her happiness, but when the thunderstorms come in, let me warn you, find a faraway hiding hole. Dorothy Broadbelt, lady in waiting to Queen Elizabeth 1. #Quote by Suzanne Crowley
Historical Romance quotes by Shelly Thacker
#37. He drew her into his arms, gathering her close, and dusted kisses over her cheek, her hair. Wrapped in his embrace, Laurien closed her eyes, murmuring a sigh of exquisite satisfaction. A delightful drowsiness overtook her and she gave in to it, snuggled securely against Darach's chest, lying on a stolen wolf pelt, in the hold on a ship of thieves. #Quote by Shelly Thacker
Historical Romance quotes by Courtney Milan
#38. Sir Mark Turner," he said. "I speak with the tongues of a thousand angels. Butterflies follow me wherever I go. Birds sing when I take a breath. #Quote by Courtney Milan
Historical Romance quotes by K. Webster
#39. I'll love you until I'm ashes in the dirt beneath the Earth. Then, I'll love you even more. #Quote by K. Webster
Historical Romance quotes by Alma Katsu
#40. A man´s desire is a powerful thing. It can reduce a strong man to nothing. When he sees a woman who fascinates him, he will give up everything for her. #Quote by Alma Katsu
Historical Romance quotes by Rachel L. Demeter
#41. Let me have you in the most intimate of
ways, let me give you a part of myself that no other man may touch.
Make me yours forever. #Quote by Rachel L. Demeter
Historical Romance quotes by April W. Gardner
#42. For being so straight and sure, God's path held quite the assortment of twists. #Quote by April W. Gardner
Historical Romance quotes by Nancy B. Brewer
#43. Children worked in the mills: I will always believe that children are designed for green meadows and play, not for factories and cotton dust. #Quote by Nancy B. Brewer
Historical Romance quotes by Winston Graham
#44. I believe yours is the only wisdom, Demelza. #Quote by Winston Graham
Historical Romance quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#45. Annabelle gave him a chiding smile. "If you're implying that I'm spoiled, I assure you that I am not."
"You should be." His warm gaze slid over her pink-tinted face and slender upper body, then sought hers again. There was a note in his voice that gently robbed her of breath. "You could do with a bit of spoiling. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Historical Romance quotes by Abigail Wilson
#46. Two murders. One bridge. And the truth as elusive as the fog. #Quote by Abigail Wilson
Historical Romance quotes by A.S. Byatt
#47. I do not want to be a relative and passive being, anywhere. I want to live and love and write. #Quote by A.S. Byatt
Historical Romance quotes by Gwenn Wright
#48. My life is hard. No one would rob me of that. The clothes I am wearing came out of a knotted up black plastic trash bag from a resale shop downtown. And not the downtown where shiny cars wink at you in the sunlight. If a car winks at you in this area it's being driven by a person you would be best to avoid.
My side of downtown is crumbling and skirted by chain link fences.
Rocky Evans #Quote by Gwenn Wright
Historical Romance quotes by Anne Rouen
#49. She did not realise that there could be a joy - a spiritual ecstasy- in the touch of a certain man, or that she would long for his touch with all her being #Quote by Anne Rouen
Historical Romance quotes by Marguerite Kaye
#50. It is terrifyingly beautiful," Julia said softly.
"Terrifying?"
"Nature at its most beautiful and most lethal. It is like standing on the edge of one of those lakes in Switzerland, so blue and so calm and so deep and so dangerous. You have the overwhelming urge to plunge in, even though you know the cold will kill you. This desert - your desert - it makes me want to walk into it and keep walking. You probably think I'm being ridiculously fanciful."
"I would not have put it in those words, but they are exactly how I feel about Qaryma. Terrifyingly beautiful. #Quote by Marguerite Kaye
Historical Romance quotes by Julie Garwood
#51. Damn, you're good,' he said and rolled onto his back. The man wasn't much for flowery speech, Alesandra thought with a smile. It didn't matter. She was arrogantly proud of herself because she'd pleased him. Perhaps she should give him a little praise too. She rolled onto her side to face him, put her hand on his chest directly over his pounded heart, and whispered. 'You're good, too. 'Tis the truth, you're the best I've ever had.'
He opened his eyes to look at her. 'I'm the only one you've ever had, remember?' His voice was gruff with affection.
'I remember,' she said.
'No other man is ever going to touch you, Alesandra. You're mine. #Quote by Julie Garwood
Historical Romance quotes by Tessa Dare
#52. Her," he said. "I'll take her. #Quote by Tessa Dare
Historical Romance quotes by Madeline Martin
#53. Kieran unfolded the letter and scanned the scrawled message....
'Beware an English assassin.'
He knew exactly what this meant. #Quote by Madeline Martin
Historical Romance quotes by Valentina C. Brin
#54. I'll teach you not to look at me like that," Charles snarled through his hair before pushing it off his face. "Do you think I didn't notice? The way you look at me when you think I'm not watching?"
Oh, God!
He had to get out of there. Slip out of his grip as soon as possible, before he lost control of his body. He was already feeling it in his groin - the fire Rochester had lit was already making his balls throb.
His reply was desperate, a whisper, a tiny, brazen lie: "You're mistaken."
"Oh, that's how it is, then? You have the nerve to tell me it's not true?" The next moment he felt something firm pressing against his buttocks. Something hot and shameless. Charles's rock-hard erection.
Dorian's lips parted in a surprised moan. The air escaped his lungs and treacherous arousal rose all the way to his throat, breaking his voice and his willpower.
"No…" I don't know. "I didn't mean to. I wasn't spying on you on purpose."
"But you did. You always do. #Quote by Valentina C. Brin
Historical Romance quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#55. We men had a meeting a long time ago, and we all decided, 'It's trousers'. And that's what we've worn ever since. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Historical Romance quotes by Carolyn Jewel
#56. He nodded. A curt movement of his head, and she was, for no reason at all, convinced that the man before her was not in dislike of her but simply a man who did not have words come easily to him because he'd grown up alone.
She thought of him as a boy. Lonely here, with no father and no mother to hold him, only the servants for company, and Killhope as an unceasing reminder of the centuries of duty and responsibility that were his. Her heart twisted up. #Quote by Carolyn Jewel
Historical Romance quotes by Amy Jarecki
#57. Opening her eyes, Eva placed her palm in the center of William's chest. "You're next." With her wee push, he obliged her and sat on the edge of the bed. Kneeling, she untied his shoes and removed his hose. When she stood, William had already untied the lace of the arming doublet he wore atop his shirt. Eva held up her finger. "Tsk, tsk. You don't want to spoil my fun do you?"
He shrugged out of the doublet with a look of defiance. "It canna hurt to help a bit."
"Come here." She pulled him up by the cord of his chausses. Fingers working quickly, she untied them and his braies, and let them drop to the floor. Then, with a sultry giggle, she slowly tugged the tie on his linen shirt, staring at his eyes while she tortured him, pulling oh so very slowly. "This bit of linen is all that's left between us, William."
He growled though straight white teeth. "And it will be torn to shreds if ye dunna haste to rip it from my torrid flesh. #Quote by Amy Jarecki
Historical Romance quotes by Sandra Jones
#58. Warning: Contains a Norman warrior with a thirst for justice, a Welsh rebel princess with second sight and a steady bow hand, magical prophecies, and a plot of royal proportions. #Quote by Sandra Jones
Historical Romance quotes by Sandra Jones
#59. He lifted his head, staring into her eyes as if searching for something. Voice ragged, he said, "I told you I'm a possessive man, Eleri. I want to keep you, mount you, fill you, but even as I hold you like this... I am still your captive. Have mercy and tell me you'll have me. #Quote by Sandra Jones
Historical Romance quotes by Katherine Givens
#60. Angela turned in her chair. Resting her chin on folded hands, the
mirror reflected the look of a girl in love. 'Oh, what a blessing fate has
bestowed on me. #Quote by Katherine Givens
Historical Romance quotes by Grace Burrowes
#61. It was a struggle to not fall in love with a man who was determined to be decent to her when what she sought was indulgence of her wanton nature.
Her recently discovered, very frustrated wanton nature, damn him. #Quote by Grace Burrowes
Historical Romance quotes by Tessa Dare
#62. I lived in the grip of laudanum. I know what it is to crave. To tremble with wanting, be ruled by need. It nearly destroyed me. This is worse. There's no respite. As soon as I leave your bed, I'm counting the hours until the next night. #Quote by Tessa Dare
Historical Romance quotes by Jody Hedlund
#63. And the only hope-perhaps the real hope he'd been missing all along-was found in God. #Quote by Jody Hedlund
Historical Romance quotes by Caroline Linden
#64. Would you like me to court you?" the earl finally asked.
YES. She smoothed her hands over her skirts to keep from confessing it aloud. "I would like to know if you are," she replied. "Or what your intentions are, if you aren't."
"My intentions . . ." His slow smile acted like a torch held to her skin. She felt prickly with heat and yet transfixed by the glowing allure of it. "I intend to have you, Maggie, in every way a man can have a woman. I want your hand in mine while we dance. I want you laughing beside me in the theater. I want you lying naked in my arms at night. And I want you standing beside me in church, saying 'I will.' #Quote by Caroline Linden
Historical Romance quotes by Debra Holland
#65. Mrs. Carter raised her chin. "The essence of a lady comes from within," she said in a gentle but firm tone. "A lady can wear rags, but as long as she holds her head up and carries herself proudly, people will see her, not her clothing. #Quote by Debra Holland
Historical Romance quotes by Suzanne Enoch
#66. Before she could face forward again, he caught her gaze with those impossibly light-green eyes of his. "Too late. I'm already charmed, adae. Whether ye dunnae wish me to tell ye so or not." And she was charmed, as well. If only he'd been the oldest MacTaggert. If only her mother wasn't mad for a title in the family. If only, if only, if only. #Quote by Suzanne Enoch
Historical Romance quotes by Shelly Thacker
#67. Now that you made me a knight again", he said lightly, "I'll have to keep my mind on certain knightly virtues like chastity."
Ciara could not remember that ever being a knightly virtue. #Quote by Shelly Thacker
Historical Romance quotes by Roseanna M. White
#68. She was worth waiting for. Worth seeking hour by hour, day by day, month by month. Year by year. Even if it took him a decade to convince her to be his, it would be worth it. And the wait would only make him appreciate her all the more. #Quote by Roseanna M. White
Historical Romance quotes by Margaret Madigan
#69. He had a hint of a Southern drawl, as if he'd worked hard to hide it, but couldn't quite rid himself of the last of it. It was rough and gravelly, and had the seductive warmth of sinking into strong arms in front of a cozy fire. To my surprise, a spark of that long-dead heat stirred in my belly. This wasn't the sort of response a woman should have to finding a strange man in her barn. #Quote by Margaret Madigan
Historical Romance quotes by Virginia Aird
#70. There is no shame in being illiterate. One need only feel ashamed when one denies the opportunity to learn. #Quote by Virginia Aird
Historical Romance quotes by Paula Quinn
#71. Let every lady in Camlochlin swoon over a charming smile. She had won the love of a man who shared his most intimate smiles for her alone #Quote by Paula Quinn
Historical Romance quotes by Marguerite Kaye
#72. She laced her arms around his neck. "Are you hungry, Azhar?"
His smile made her blood fizz. "Ravenous, Julia."
"Then please, abandon any attempt at controlling your appetite for me," she whispered into his ear, "Because I too am starving. #Quote by Marguerite Kaye
Historical Romance quotes by Anne Gracie
#73. Lord Carradice managed to look wicked, smug, and saintly, all at the same time. #Quote by Anne Gracie
Historical Romance quotes by Jean M. Grant
#74. Did he actually believe in this curse? A curse! He snorted. Deirdre stirred.
Impossible. Curses were for witches, spell casters and the weak-minded. #Quote by Jean M. Grant
Historical Romance quotes by Suilyaniz Cintron
#75. He stopped, gazing at the girl who stood before it. The man guessed the child to be ten years old. She had dark brown hair to her neck with ends that showed curls, ivory skin and large eyes of sapphire blue. Thin and barefooted, with soot on her face she wore an old, tattered white dress. As the child turned to look at him, the man thought she must be an orphan beggar and he was unable to tear his face away from her eyes. Those bright blue eyes filled with an incomprehensible sadness. What pain did she carry? #Quote by Suilyaniz Cintron
Historical Romance quotes by Barbara Warren
#76. They took to walking and chatting in a park close to the house. Charles was flattered by the attention he was given by Edina. He had never had a girlfriend and smiled at the eagerness of this blossoming young woman. One evening, as they walked in the park. Charles took Edina's hand in his, and immediately the fire in his belly was lit.
"So, what is it you want to do, Edina? #Quote by Barbara Warren
Historical Romance quotes by Anna Bradley
#77. Eleanor bit her lip. Camden West appeared remarkably…sturdy. His shoulders were half the length of the mantle, for pity's sake, and he wasn't thin or gangly like so many men of such imposing height. Perhaps he padded his coats? Yes, that must be it. The chest and the arms, anyway. Eleanor's gaze dropped to his tight, buff-colored breeches. He must pad those, as well. Her face heated. My. That was a great deal of padding. #Quote by Anna Bradley
Historical Romance quotes by Debra Holland
#78. Ms. Maxwell,", the housekeeper turned her attention to Lily. "I think a hot soak would do you good."
Lily clasped her hands together, a look of entreaty on her face. "Do you have a tub? A soak sounds wonderful."
Tyler winked at her. "Better than a tub. We have mineral hot springs - good for what ails you."
"What in the world?" Her eyes widened and her mouth pinched. "Hot springs? Outdoors?"
He grinned at the proper expression on her face. "Outside under God's blue sky. #Quote by Debra Holland
Historical Romance quotes by Pamela Clare
#79. Making love with you is even more wonderful than making music."
He drew her closer. "Och, Sarah, you _are_ my music. #Quote by Pamela Clare
Historical Romance quotes by Victoria Vane
#80. Marcus stood at the mantel mirror, fussing with his lace cuffs, adjusting his cravat and openly admiring his reflection. "I'll beguile her with the full power of my persuasive charm."
"And should that fail?"
Marcus turned to his secretary with a slow, devious grin. "Why, Nick, I'd have thought it obvious. I'll just have to ruin her."
-A BREACH OF PROMISE #Quote by Victoria Vane
Historical Romance quotes by Tessa Dare
#81. You're my home, Susanna. My home, my heart, my dearest love. Wherever you are, that's where I belong. Always. - Victor Bramwell, Earl of Rycliff #Quote by Tessa Dare
Historical Romance quotes by Kerrigan Byrne
#82. I don't mind battling a few demons when I'm living with their king. #Quote by Kerrigan Byrne
Historical Romance quotes by Pamela Clare
#83. I do not know her as you do, but I have shared each step of this journey with her, watched her fight for her life, and held her each night while she slept. I cannot help but care for her.
And suddenly Connor was glad Joseph had chosen to sleep in the loft. #Quote by Pamela Clare
Historical Romance quotes by Karen Hawkins
#84. It was a chaste kiss, but as her lips brushed his warm cheek, her eyes met his. They were deep and dark, warm with passion and longing. And somehow she knew, without question, what he thought. What he felt.
Time held its breath - and in that moment, looking into Buchan's warm, tormented gaze, Tatiana's heart awoke. #Quote by Karen Hawkins
Historical Romance quotes by Heather Blanton
#85. Naomi knew she should pray... Instead, she put her face in her hands and wept with all the force of a bursting dam. #Quote by Heather Blanton
Historical Romance quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#86. You took Theo's title and his home," West continued in appalled disbelief, "and now you want his wife."
"His widow," Devon muttered.
"Have you seduced her?"
"Not yet."
West clapped his hand to his forehead. "Christ. Don't you think she's suffered enough? #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Historical Romance quotes by Julia Quinn
#87. I keep waiting for the day in which everyone who loves 'Downton Abbey' will realize they were actually watching a historical romance novel. #Quote by Julia Quinn
Historical Romance quotes by Amy Jarecki
#88. I will always find you. You are in my soul. #Quote by Amy Jarecki
Historical Romance quotes by Kerrigan Byrne
#89. The lass was no damsel.
He'd prepared himself for a hard sell, one that might require a few extra knee-weakening smiles, perhaps so much as a seduction, but he'd never in a million years expected the disaster that landed his arms.
The disaster named Alison Ross. #Quote by Kerrigan Byrne
Historical Romance quotes by Tessa Dare
#90. He had years of experience and training. She'd unraveled them in a week, and he was left at loose ends. This distraction, this madness of desire and yearning- it was everything a man in his position needed to avoid.
On second thought, perhaps his senses hadn't been muddled. After all, they had been meticulously attuned to detect the slightest hint of peril.
This woman- this beautiful, unbiddable, all-too-perceptive woman- was his personal embodiment of danger. She could ruin him. Destroy everything he'd worked to become.
And she would do it all with a smile. #Quote by Tessa Dare
Historical Romance quotes by Carolyn Jewel
#91. He fell quiet, but she understood this was his way. He was not a talkative man. Once, she'd imagined him sitting alone in his house, a monster ready to devour anyone who came near. What she imagined now was a man who had both his rank and his natural reticence working against him.
She smiled at him. If he continued in his gruff ways the rest of his life, she would defend him to anyone. Anyone. #Quote by Carolyn Jewel
Historical Romance quotes by Meg Hennessy
#92. It seems you want me at your mercy, Princess. The question is why?
No, the question is, do I? #Quote by Meg Hennessy
Historical Romance quotes by Rachel L. Demeter
#93. You are a soldier. A fighter. And now you must fight. Not for the emperor, not for France ... but for yourself. #Quote by Rachel L. Demeter
Historical Romance quotes by Emmanuelle De Maupassant
#94. Among my greatest loves is the act of being pinned and invaded – not by one, or two or three, but by many, one after the other. What it is to lose yourself among many, so that your identity exists only as 'woman': a goddess of flesh and desire. No names, no promises, no social niceties, no conversational conventions: only lust and fulfillment."

Mademoiselle Noire - in The Gentlemen's Club #Quote by Emmanuelle De Maupassant
Historical Romance quotes by Kimberley Griffiths Little
#95. The throbbing shimmy spread through my hips and thighs. I could have sworn my body started to glow as if light were shooting from my fingertips and each strand of hair. #Quote by Kimberley Griffiths Little
Historical Romance quotes by Deanna Raybourn
#96. If you lift the romantic element out of my plots, you still have fully formed mysteries. In the same fashion, if you pull the mystery out of a historical romance, you are left with a perfectly satisfying story. #Quote by Deanna Raybourn
Historical Romance quotes by Pamela Clare
#97. Though his countenance was solemn, there was a glint of amusement in his eyes. "Major MacKinnon, won't you join us?"
"But, my lord, he is clad in outlawed rebel attire. The Dress Act expressly forbids
"
"I am not blind, Colonel, and I am familiar with our laws."
Sarah fought back a smile.
Colonel Haviland lowered his voice, leaned toward Uncle William. "He was invited to pay respects to your niece, my lord, and he has the gall to
"
"I _am_ payin' my respects to the lass!" Connor's deep voice filled the room, cutting Colonel Haviland off altogether. #Quote by Pamela Clare
Historical Romance quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#98. You thought I was peculiar," she said in a muffled voice.
His mouth brushed the edge of her ear and settled against her neck. She felt that he was smiling. "Darling love ... you are. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Historical Romance quotes by Tessa Dare
#99. What to make of this man? He was proper. He was passionate. He had the public demeanor of an iceberg, but he kissed her as if she were his oasis in a vast, arid desert.
What are you doing to me? he'd whispered.
Charlotte had no idea.
But whatever it was, he was doing it back. #Quote by Tessa Dare
Historical Romance quotes by Jean M. Grant
#100. The scene unfolded before him as though he were a ghost.
His mother stood on the raised stump, her body tied to the tall stake behind her. A pile of wood encircled her feet. Only a small crowd had gathered in the courtyard, despite his father's commands that all should attend. Alasdair sobbed at her feet, calling out to her. The young Alasdair climbed on the pile and clutched her flowing gown. She had been dressed in her finest, not stripped down to her chemise like the handmaid who stood tied to a post beside her. His father had always liked a display. Alasdair's hands reached and passed over his mother's large pregnant belly. With that, she sobbed, too. "Oh, Ali, be good for Momma. I'll see you in the pearly white heaven that God has promised us. Be steadfast, son. Trust your heart."
"Light it," his father ordered. #Quote by Jean M. Grant
Historical Romance quotes by Sylvia Day
#101. I have wanted you for so long now," he said roughly, "I've no memory of how it feels to be devoid of the craving. But you must know what you do. I need you to think of who you are and where you are and who I am. Think of how things will be once we've crossed this threshold. Think of how you will leave this cabin - disheveled and well fucked. #Quote by Sylvia Day
Historical Romance quotes by Sue-Ellen Welfonder
#102. Release Lady Mirabelle and the kitten or I'll run you through, skewering your belly, pinching out your life. #Quote by Sue-Ellen Welfonder
Historical Romance quotes by Osiris Brackhaus
#103. So when I saw you lying in the shed there, I thought that even God couldn't be that cruel. You were everything I ever asked for – so maybe you could also be the love of my life... #Quote by Osiris Brackhaus
Historical Romance quotes by Jenny Holiday
#104. Let me give you one piece of advice. Do not get between a woman and her cause. #Quote by Jenny Holiday
Historical Romance quotes by Elena Greene
#105. Tears blurred her vision as she leaned over him. His mouth was surely made for smiling. For laughing. For kissing. Grief welled up along with the feeling that he might never do any of those things again.
She closed her eyes and pressed her lips to his. They were cool and unresponsive.
Then they parted.
She jerked back, saw his eyes flutter open.
"Don't stop now," he whispered. #Quote by Elena Greene
Historical Romance quotes by Jody Hedlund
#106. But one by one she'd been cutting away the tangle of propriety so that with each thread she cut loose, she was slowly finding the freedom to be herself and not someone else's version of who she ought to be. #Quote by Jody Hedlund
Historical Romance quotes by Karen Witemeyer
#107. Levi's gaze sought out Miss Spencer. Eden. All she had to do was smile to release those little frissons of lightning in him.
As that thought crossed his mind, she glanced up, and Levi realized he was wrong. She didn't have to smile. All she had to do was look at him.
Heaven help him. He was in bad. #Quote by Karen Witemeyer
Historical Romance quotes by Nancy B. Brewer
#108. I can hear my steps echo as I follow him to the end of the hall. The door to the small closet under the steps is standing ajar. He closes the door and latches it. #Quote by Nancy B. Brewer
Historical Romance quotes by Loretta Chase
#109. In my dictionary, romance is not maudlin, treacly sentiment. It is a curry, spiced with excitement, and humour, and a healthy dollop of cynicism. #Quote by Loretta Chase
Historical Romance quotes by Molly O'Keefe
#110. Despite all her efforts to not be one of those historical romance heroines, walking into the marble foyer and seeing the slick hardwood floors beyond, the glittering chandeliers and sconces, she felt like one.
She felt small and alone. And like maybe her dad lost her in a poker game. #Quote by Molly O'Keefe
Historical Romance quotes by Amy Jarecki
#111. Holy fairy feathers, why does he have to be so handsome? Why couldn't a haggard old man have washed ashore? #Quote by Amy Jarecki
Historical Romance quotes by Rachel L. Demeter
#112. Let this moment whisper through eternity. Let it fill my every dream and visit me each night. #Quote by Rachel L. Demeter
Historical Romance quotes by Debra Holland
#113. It's not fair that our dogs don't have longer lives. When I get to heaven, I intend to scold God for that. #Quote by Debra Holland
Historical Romance quotes by Debra Holland
#114. never held a book before and reverently turned the pages, looking at the incomprehensible print and wishing she could understand the meaning of the words.
Henri drifted close to peer over her arm. "What's that?"
"A book. There be stories in here. #Quote by Debra Holland
Historical Romance quotes by Margie Bayer
#115. Who can stop influenza and tuberculosis? The wealth of high society cannot buy off this evil, for their bored children die alongside everyone else. #Quote by Margie Bayer
Historical Romance quotes by Judith McNaught
#116. I'm familiar with the myth, I'm merely surprised that a female
would be familiar with the classics."
"You must have a very limited experience with my sex," Alexandra
said, surprised. "My grandfather said most women are every bit as
intelligent as men."
She saw his eyes take on the sudden gleam of suppressed laughter
and assumed, mistakenly, that he was amused by her assessment of
female intelligence rather than her remark about his inexperience
with women. #Quote by Judith McNaught
Historical Romance quotes by Tamera Alexander
#117. Ridley nodded. 'She told me I couldn't ever tell General Harding or anybody else. Told me I wouldn't be safe.'
'Safe?' Uncle Bob stopped rocking and took the pipe from between his teeth. 'She started in talkin' 'bout you bein' safe, sir?'
Ridley nodded again, and that's when Uncle Bob grinned.
'Well, shoot ... you ain't lost her yet, sir. Not altogether, anyhow. Any female goes to talkin' 'bout you bein' safe ... hmmph. There still be somethin' left in her heart for ya. #Quote by Tamera Alexander
Historical Romance quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#118. I do appreciate, Ernestine, that your first instinct is not to prevent me from doing something scandalous, but to help me get away with it. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Historical Romance quotes by Amy Jarecki
#119. Her breath caught when his erection shot to rigid. "Merciful Father, Ye're like a stallion with a mare in heat. #Quote by Amy Jarecki
Historical Romance quotes by Tessa Dare
#120. I'm offering you a title and fortune. All you have to do is lie back in the dark, then spend nine months swelling up like a tick. What could possibly deter any woman from accepting?"
"What, indeed. Perhaps a disinclination to feeling like a broodmare. #Quote by Tessa Dare
Historical Romance quotes by Tessa Dare
#121. She smiled. "Do you know, I suspected you were a good man, deep down. Even if very, very, very deep down. In a fathomless cavern. Underneath a volcano. #Quote by Tessa Dare
Historical Romance quotes by Marguerite Kaye
#122. I kissed you," Finlay said roughly. "for the very simple reason that you are irresistible."
"I think that is what is known as serendipity," Isabella replied, "for it's the very same reason I kissed you back."
"Serendipity," Finlay said, sliding his arm around her waist. "I've always wondered what it tasted like."
"Strawberries, and lavender, and vintage wine, I believe is how you described it."
"No," he said decidedly. "It tastes of nothing other than essence of you. The most intoxicating and delicious taste imaginable. #Quote by Marguerite Kaye
Historical Romance quotes by Kerrigan Byrne
#123. If you love no one, no one can hurt you," she whispered. #Quote by Kerrigan Byrne
Historical Romance quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#124. I've never heard of a man being so eager to confess to the parent of a girl he's just ruined #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Historical Romance quotes by Eden Butler
#125. A good man would tell you to stop writing. A good man would say to you, "No, love, don't wait for me. Live your life." A good man would be happy that you were off somewhere in the world doing all the things you deserve. But, Miss Ada, I am no good man. I am, in fact, selfish, very bleeding selfish when it comes to you. Good man or no, I will tell you I believe a life lived without love is one not worthy of living a'tall. #Quote by Eden Butler
Historical Romance quotes by Constance O'Banyon
#126. This man was different from all others; he was forbidden fruit, the outsider. Her mother had trained her well, but she had never told her what to do if a man set her heart to throbbing like the hooves of a runaway horse. #Quote by Constance O'Banyon
Historical Romance quotes by Julie Garwood
#127. Someday, my love, you're going to understand just how much I care for you. You're my light, my warmth, my other half. I only feel alive when I'm with you. I love you. Caine #Quote by Julie Garwood
Historical Romance quotes by Colleen Ladd
#128. Whites and pastels - colors suitable for a girl's come-out, though not always suited to the girls coming out - eddied erratically around gowns in every brilliant hue ladies married, widowed or on the shelf could imagine, and a few they ought not have. #Quote by Colleen Ladd
Historical Romance quotes by Chloe Schama
#129. There is always a danger that those who are less obviously and traditionally important, prominent, or powerful will be left out of the history of human experience. #Quote by Chloe Schama
Historical Romance quotes by Nancy B. Brewer
#130. With time, grief has a way of slipping down in the crevices of your heart. It never really leaves; it just makes room for more. #Quote by Nancy B. Brewer
Historical Romance quotes by Sai Marie Johnson
#131. Keep the guests company, and mind your asses! Stay out of the hall before my chamber! #Quote by Sai Marie Johnson
Historical Romance quotes by Dawn Klinge
#132. A sideways rain quickly soaked the pair as
they made their way across the street toward a
small diner. Inside, the smell of coffee permeated
the air and Benny Goodman's band could be
heard from a radio in the corner. #Quote by Dawn Klinge
Historical Romance quotes by Marguerite Kaye
#133. There is nothing more effective in igniting a man's desire than a woman's passion. To see the fire in your eyes, to feel the fire in your blood as you touch me, it sets me on fire too. Do you imagine I would prefer to kiss a woman who responds only with -- with compliance? No, I would not. No red-blooded man would. Never apologize for passion. Restraint, Julia, has no place in lovemaking. #Quote by Marguerite Kaye
Historical Romance quotes by Julie Garwood
#134. The man irritated her just like a rash. #Quote by Julie Garwood
Historical Romance quotes by Amy Jarecki
#135. Though we are not together in body, know that I will always be with you in spirit. I will be in the whistling wind and in your dreams. Think of me in the joy of watching snow fall and know that I am thinking of you always. #Quote by Amy Jarecki
Historical Romance quotes by Marti Ziegler
#136. Sphinx Resurrected by Christine Murphy gives a new romantic twist to the realm of the paranormal. The world building is extraordinary and pulls you in to the powerful domain of the Sphinx Warriors and won't let you go. #Quote by Marti Ziegler
Historical Romance quotes by Carolyn Jewel
#137. Her smile hollowed out his chest. She'd changed since last he saw her. She was brighter. More vibrant. Happiness suited her. #Quote by Carolyn Jewel
Historical Romance quotes by Victoria Vane
#138. Nicholas broke the seal and scanned the contents. He looked up at Marcus with a chuckle. "Why, it appears you may get your wish for perpetual bachelorhood after all. She wants to end your engagement."
Marcus started from his chair. "The hell she does! What's possessed her?"
"Perhaps she realizes your extreme reluctance to tie the knot after waiting ... what is it? Five years since your betrothal announcement?"
"Six," Marcus snapped. "But who's counting."
"Perhaps Miss Trent?" Nick needled with a quirk of his lips.
- A BREACH OF PROMISE #Quote by Victoria Vane
Historical Romance quotes by Kerrigan Byrne
#139. Samantha imagined that in another life, she and Alison could have, indeed, been friends.
Had she not been about to rob the train. #Quote by Kerrigan Byrne
Historical Romance quotes by Vonda Sinclair
#140. A fire burned in her chest. A fire that both terrified her and compelled her to lean into him and take everything he would give her. She trembled with the force of these strange emotions.
"Shona." He lifted his hand to gently tilt her chin up and caress her cheek. His breath teased her lips and his nose touched hers briefly.
"Aye," she responded.
His masculine scent and that of spices from the mulled wine stole her thoughts. When his lips touched hers like a light brush of silk, she was ensnared and her breath remained trapped in her chest. Some instinct within her surged to the surface and she pressed her lips firmly against his. #Quote by Vonda Sinclair
Historical Romance quotes by Victoria Vane
#141. Ned seemed so different from any other man of her acquaintance, and, certainly, the antithesis of the rake she had set her sights on. She had chosen DeVere as her best prospect, yet after only this short time in Ned's company, she couldn't help fervently wishing that he was DeVere. She should feel triumphant that her goal was within easy reach ... In truth, it was as if her appetite had been whetted for beefsteak ... only to be served liver instead.
-A WILD NIGHT'S BRIDE #Quote by Victoria Vane
Historical Romance quotes by Shiree McCarver
#142. IF you wish to be a writer then don't wait until you write the "great American novel" for they aren't written they are created. If you don't write at all you won't know how "great" that simple book can be. #Quote by Shiree McCarver
Historical Romance quotes by Nancy B. Brewer
#143. The heavy smell of incense gave me an uneasy feeling as if I had walked into a tomb #Quote by Nancy B. Brewer
Historical Romance quotes by Tina Gabrielle
#144. I've never kissed an art forger before" Lord Huntington to Eliza Somerton in "An Artful Seduction #Quote by Tina Gabrielle
Historical Romance quotes by V.S. Carnes
#145. He watched her for her reaction, or possibly watched her just to watch, his eyes hooded by his lashes and his mouth impassive. A faceless man - such as the one she had dreamed of since she was a child - his identity not obscured by mist or flying sand or swirling dust, but by a mask he readily employed whenever he wished. As a shutter closed against a gale. Closed against her, no matter the impact of his words. He seemed to speak them against his will, just as he seemed to care for her against his will. #Quote by V.S. Carnes
Historical Romance quotes by Amy Jarecki
#146. Geordie stepped forward and took her hand. "I hope you're not tired, because I intend to keep you on my arm until the music stops. #Quote by Amy Jarecki
Historical Romance quotes by Margaret Mallory
#147. I was a possession he had a right to use, a woman with no feelings that mattered." Wedderburn still did not speak. "I don't want to feel like that again," she said in a whisper. Wedderburn's eyes were dark with a violent emotion, but his hands were gentle as he held her face. "You'll never be just any woman to me," he said. "I want to know you, Alison Douglas. #Quote by Margaret Mallory
Historical Romance quotes by Bailey Bristol
#148. Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.-Leonard Cohen #Quote by Bailey Bristol
Historical Romance quotes by Tessa Dare
#149. Maddie squirmed out from under him. "I'm sorry. So sorry. I know this is supposed to be physical. Impersonal. It's only that I keep thinking of lobsters."
He flipped onto his back and lay there, blinking up at the ceiling. "Until just now, I would have said there was nothing remaining that could surprise me in bed. I was wrong."
She sat up, drawing her knees to her chest. "I am the girl who made up a Scottish lover, wrote him scores of letters, and kept up an elaborate ruse for years. Does it really surprise you that I'm odd?"
"Maybe not."
"Lobsters court for months before mating. Before the male can mate with her, the female has to feel secure enough to molt out of her shell. If a spiny sea creature is worth months of effort, can't I have just a bit more time? I don't understand the urgency. #Quote by Tessa Dare
Historical Romance quotes by Erica Ridley
#150. He tasted like Edmund, smelled like Edmund, felt like second chances. He kissed her as if she were as indispensable as air. As though his every heartbeat belonged as much to her as it did to him. #Quote by Erica Ridley
Historical Romance quotes by Kerrigan Byrne
#151. So does it still count if he doesna kiss the bride? #Quote by Kerrigan Byrne
Historical Romance quotes by Shelly Thacker
#152. I must remember to be troublesome now and again, else you are going to be impossible to live with. And by what magic did you find the gown and the horse?"
"Scottish fairy magic." His grin widened.
"Do you mean that fairies are real in Scotland? #Quote by Shelly Thacker
Historical Romance quotes by Sonya Heaney
#153. Cats do whatever they wish, whenever they wish it. #Quote by Sonya Heaney
Historical Romance quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#154. The first time you went out, you became mixed up with a group of radical political terrorists."
"That could have happened to anyone! #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Historical Romance quotes by Marguerite Kaye
#155. The soldier in the portrait had been a respected and admired officer...
The man he had become was fighting a different battle now. He had his demons, just as she had her ghosts. #Quote by Marguerite Kaye
Historical Romance quotes by Christine Fonseca
#156. She opens her eyes as the fury continues, pinning me with her glare. Her gaze reached into my soul as I spin the music back to the simple melody at its core - our melody. A moment of recognition washes over her, followed by regret, fear, terror. An entire kaleidoscope of emotions exists within a single heartbeat. #Quote by Christine Fonseca
Historical Romance quotes by Kerrigan Byrne
#157. You deflowered a Baron's daughter, no, a Commissioner's daughter - your boss's daughter - before her wedding and got her to pay you for it? Christ, Morley, I've misjudged you all this time. Color me bloody impressed. #Quote by Kerrigan Byrne
Historical Romance quotes by Tessa Dare
#158. This wasn't her first kiss. He could tell that much, though he doubted any of the young men who'd kissed her had known what the hell they were doing. He felt a vague, stupid sort of rage toward them. It made him all the more resolved to make this kiss sublime. Sufficiently long and slow and sweet and deep to obliterate those embraces from her memory.
From this day forward-when she thought of kisses, she would think only of him. #Quote by Tessa Dare
Historical Romance quotes by Sabrina Jeffries
#159. She thinks I'm too ... impulsive."
"Can't imagine why," Tristan muttered, "when you do things like ride off into the woods after gentlemen in pursuit of a thief
#Quote by Sabrina Jeffries
Historical Romance quotes by Cari Silverwood
#160. She squeezed her eyes shut. "No."
"Excuse me?"
She sniffed, opened her eyes then looked up. "No. I don't wish you to leave."
His eyes changed from lukewarm to hot.
The iron of the seat met her back. Oh yes, definitely she was the keeper at the zoo and she'd just offered her own leg, medium-rare, to the lion. #Quote by Cari Silverwood
Historical Romance quotes by Pamela Clare
#161. You think to judge me, MacKinnon? I've littered the ground wi' the corpses of men like you."
Iain raised his blade and smiled. "You've never met a man like me. #Quote by Pamela Clare
Historical Romance quotes by Nicole Castro
#162. Alyssa tried to lift her chin. She was going to do the one thing she loved again- something that reminded her of her mother; something dear to her. So what if she felt this undeniable attraction toward the dark-haired man.
Correction.
Earl.
So what, indeed. #Quote by Nicole Castro
Historical Romance quotes by Madeline Martin
#163. He hated having to look for a new girl, a new spy to add to his band of fallen women. Yes, it was an opportunity to spare her before her ruin could be known, but a deep part of him hurt for the women in his employ and what they'd all endured. #Quote by Madeline Martin
Historical Romance quotes by Carolyn Jewel
#164. He remounted. "I will ride with you." With some effort, he gentled his voice. "If that would be agreeable to you."
"How kind of you. Thank you. #Quote by Carolyn Jewel
Historical Romance quotes by V.S. Carnes
#165. His head snapped sharply aside to collide with his own aching shoulder. The hulking brute he had heard referred to as Abdullah leaned into Caine's face while his brain was yet reeling, flexing his fingers from the punch just dealt to his jaw, and said in Arabic, I did not know English women were so strong. #Quote by V.S. Carnes
Historical Romance quotes by Kerrigan Byrne
#166. Ye might not know this about me…"
"But I prefer my women… a wee bit dirty. #Quote by Kerrigan Byrne
Historical Romance quotes by Susan Wiggs
#167. Even the most egregious captive state, bound and gagged on her damp bunk, felt eerily familiar to her. With nothing to do but lie there and think of things, she reflected that captivity took many different forms. A woman under the domination of her father or husband was as much a prisoner as a hostage on a boat. She had merely traded one form of servitude for another. #Quote by Susan Wiggs
Historical Romance quotes by Angela Quarles
#168. She straightened and crossed her arms. "I can't sleep with you," she blurted.
… "As you please."
"As you please?" She stepped back, the rough wood of the bench bumping her upper calf. She'd braced herself for a battle and now felt oddly deflated. "You aren't going to try to talk me into it?"
"I need not talk women into lying with me. #Quote by Angela Quarles
Historical Romance quotes by Rachel Pierson
#169. There is no need to overreact. I'm certain there are worse things that could happen to a young lady than to be denied a voucher to Almack's." With a small smile, Amelia Bouchard folded up the letter that had delivered the bad news and tossed it into the fireplace. #Quote by Rachel Pierson
Historical Romance quotes by Amy Jarecki
#170. ---
He knit his brows as she stared at him. "Do I have a pustule on my face?"
"No." She continued to stare. He may be a bit more time-weathered, but that only served to increase his allure. And his eyes. Lord, his eyes were the same crystal blues that could pierce through her soul.
Tilting his chin up, he folded his arms. "Then why are ye looking at me like that?"
"I want to remember."
His gaze softened. "I've never forgotten."
"Nor have I. #Quote by Amy Jarecki
Historical Romance quotes by Isolde Martyn
#171. And there are no words left, try as men may, to describe that little death, that incandescent instant when, transacted with mutual love, there is no difference between sweet submission and exquisite conquest. #Quote by Isolde Martyn
Historical Romance quotes by Kerrigan Byrne
#172. Experience should have taught ye by now that denying me what I want only makes me more relentless. #Quote by Kerrigan Byrne
Historical Romance quotes by Nancy B. Brewer
#173. I brought you something. It's my sister's coat. It
gets cold in Nashville in the wintertime. #Quote by Nancy B. Brewer
Historical Romance quotes by Sydney Jane Baily
#174. But I am a writer, and I deal in words, and I need to have them spelled out for me
precisely. #Quote by Sydney Jane Baily
Historical Romance quotes by Marguerite Kaye
#175. Where is your Revolutionary spirit?"
"Beheaded," Celeste said. #Quote by Marguerite Kaye
Historical Romance quotes by Pamela Clare
#176. I've bled for you. I've killed for you. I've held you in my arms and done my best to make love to you. I'd give my life to protect you. Now I sit beside you, askin' you to trust me. #Quote by Pamela Clare
Historical Romance quotes by Moriah Densley
#177. I would feel much better about this whole affair if you would slap me and get it over with. I know you want to. #Quote by Moriah Densley
Historical Romance quotes by Jody Hedlund
#178. If only I'd realized earlier that it never pays to fight evil with evil. But after watching my father die, I'd been consumed with bitterness and had allowed it to lead me astray from what was righteous and pleasing to God. #Quote by Jody Hedlund
Historical Romance quotes by Melissa De La Cruz
#179. Yes, she had seen Alex's temper flare over his disappointment with a lack of his own regiment to command, but she saw that as merely the fighting spirit of an ambitious and confident leader. Yet, wasn't that what appealed most to her about him? A spirit and impetuousness that could match her own and challenge her to be better herself in this new democracy? A man who could honor her own values? #Quote by Melissa De La Cruz
Historical Romance quotes by Tessa Dare
#180. Don't. Don't play that game." His brow pressed to hers. "When I heard you cry out . . . it was like a saber to the gut. I wanted to die. #Quote by Tessa Dare
Historical Romance quotes by Shelly Thacker
#181. Lauren closed her eyes, remembering how desperate she had been this morn in Chartres, how she had prayed for divine intervention to stop her wedding.
She had never expected that intervention to be riding a black horse and wielding a sword. #Quote by Shelly Thacker
Historical Romance quotes by Vonda Sinclair
#182. You tempt me beyond reason." Her heart sped up. Indeed he tempted her beyond reason too. #Quote by Vonda Sinclair
Historical Romance quotes by Paul Reid
#183. People, her people at least, were always chasing shattered hopes. A father gazing down on dead soil, with a brood of hollow-cheeked children sitting around a barren table. A lonely maid cleaning grates and waiting for a lover who by now wouldn't even recall her name. A weary labourer trudging miles between the hiring fairs, carrying his spade, clothes soiled from sleeping in damp fields. They held candles to storms, her people. They saw their lights extinguished as cruel winds of fate blew. #Quote by Paul Reid
Historical Romance quotes by Tessa Dare
#184. If it's a wife you want," she said, "surely you could find many women - many well-bred ladies - who would be willing to marry you."

"Yes, but I'd have to find them. This saves me so much effort."

She threw him a sidelong glance. "Can you not hear yourself? Do you truly not know how insulting that sounds?"

"I should think it sounds beneficent. I'm offering you a title and fortune. All you have to do is lie back in the dark, then spend nine months swelling up like a tick. What could possibly deter any woman from accepting? #Quote by Tessa Dare
Historical Romance quotes by Deanna Raybourn
#185. The addition of romance in my books or mystery to a historical romance is the sauce, not the goose. #Quote by Deanna Raybourn
Historical Romance quotes by Jody Hedlund
#186. It was as if she'd been stuck her entire life in a tiny overcrowded corner that had defined her existence, ignorant of the spacious world that existed beyond her. #Quote by Jody Hedlund
Historical Romance quotes by Tessa Dare
#187. He lay on the bed, freshly shaven and washed, legs crossed at the ankles and arms propped behind his head. His posture said, Yes, ladies. I truly am this handsome. And I don't even have to try. #Quote by Tessa Dare
Historical Romance quotes by Amy Jarecki
#188. Enya assessed him like a woman would a piece of fine cloth. "Rugged land for a rugged man. #Quote by Amy Jarecki
Historical Romance quotes by Giselle Beaumont
#189. She was an ocean, and he was just a sinking man lost in her waves. #Quote by Giselle Beaumont
Historical Romance quotes by Karen A. Wyle
#190. He took her hand in both of his, feeling the warmth of it and the strength of her fine, long fingers. He was rather loath to let go and be escorted out. #Quote by Karen A. Wyle
Historical Romance quotes by Erica Ridley
#191. She turned to him with wide, shocked eyes. "Why did he..."
His lips twitched. No coarse language in front of the infants limited the ability to discuss the fountain of baby piss that had just arced halfway across the room.
"Twasn't you, darling. It's one of their favorite bath-time games.
"Something about the cool air on their naked...berries," he substituted at the last second....
"Do I have piddle in my hair?" she whispered, her eyes sparkling with laughter above her flushed cheeks.
"Not much," he assured her with a straight face. "You look almost becoming."...
"Decades from now, when our children ask how I fell in love with their mother, I'll say 'twas her sweet, gentle compliments during bath-time, and her fleetness of foot whilst dodging a flow of --- #Quote by Erica Ridley
Historical Romance quotes by Angela Quarles
#192. She flapped her hands, anxious energy coursing through her. "How can you be so calm?"
He got to his feet, unfolding with an easy grace. He held out a hand, his dark eyes focused solemnly on hers. "Come with me."
"For what?"
"That's part of the lesson." Was it her imagination, or did a twinkle of humor stir in those eyes? "Center yourself, and grab onto the here and now."
That made no sense - what was he now, Sir Medieval Zen Master? But she slipped her hand into his strong, calloused one. He hauled her up until she bumped into his chest. With a finger under her chin, he tilted her face until she looked in his eyes.
"Listen to the world around you. Hear the birds? Hear the small animals scurrying? You are in this moment, this moment only, and sometimes that's all you can do, all you can be." His finger pulled away, brushing against her skin, and he tapped her nose, stepping away. #Quote by Angela Quarles
Historical Romance quotes by Elizabeth Hoyt
#193. Temperance Dews stood with quiet confidence, a respectable women who lived in the sewer that was St. Giles. Her eyes had widened at the sight of Lazarus, but she made no move to flee. Indeed, finding a strange man in her pathetic sitting room seemed not to frighten her at all.

Interesting.

"I am Lazarus Huntington, Lord Caire," he said.

"I know. What are you doing here?"

He tilted his head, studying her. She knew him, yet did not recoil in horror? Yes, she'd do quite well. "I've come to make a proposition to you, Mrs. Dews."

Still no sign of fear, though she eyed the doorway. "You've chosen the wrong woman, my lord. The night is late. Please leave my house."

No fear and no deference to his rank. An interesting woman indeed.

"My proposition is not, er, illicit in nature," he drawled. "In fact, it's quite respectable. Or nearly so."

She sighed, looked down at her tray, and then back up at him. "Would you like a cup of tea?"

He almost smiled. Tea? When had he last been offered something so very prosaic by a woman? He couldn't remember.

But he replied gravely enough. "Thank you, no."

She nodded. "Then if you don't mind?"

He waved a hand to indicate permission.

She set the tea tray on the wretched little table and sat on the padded footstool to pour herself a cup. He watched her. She was a monochromatic study. Her dress, bodice, hose, and s #Quote by Elizabeth Hoyt
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#194. You think Diana would come to your bed?" Ned threw his head back and laughed. "You're mad! First of all, she would never break her marriage vows. Secondly, she's certainly deduced by now what a whoremonger you are. She wouldn't touch you with gloves, my friend." from THE DEVIL YOU KNOW (DEVIL DEVERE book #3) #Quote by Victoria Vane
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#195. He leaned back. "What, may I ask, is the nature of our business?" She inclined her head. "Just so. It came to my attention earlier today that you had canceled the seventy-fifth annual Christmas Eve ball. I would have called upon you immediately, but I'm afraid a prior engagement tied my hands until this very moment." He tried to make sense of her words. She was apologizing for not descending upon him more promptly for a meeting he'd never in his wildest dreams anticipated? #Quote by Erica Ridley
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#196. When he [Colin] reached the center of the field, he paused to catch his breath and scan the area for telltale tufts of wool. When the lamb failed to appear, he cupped his hands around his mouth and tried again. "Dinner!"
This time, his call earned an answer. Several answers. In fact, the ground shook with the collective bestial response. He spied several large, dark forms lumbering toward him through the twilight dusk. He blinked, trying to make them out. These weren't sheep. No, they were ...
Cows. Large cows. Remarkably fast and menacing cows. A small herd of them, all thundering straight for him where he stood in the center of the field.
Colin took a few steps backward. "Wait," he said, holding up his hands. "I didn't mean you. #Quote by Tessa Dare
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#197. There's much more to black history than pain and hard times, and romance authors, more than anyone else, know it. A writer friend told me that's what he thinks some people outside of the culture don't get about blackness: the sheer joy of it, especially given so many are only fixated on the struggle. Black romance thrives on complexity and nuance, on black solidarity and achievement, on the triumph of everyday life lived well, in spite of the odds.
-Black Romance Novels Matter Too. Shondaland 2/22/20 #Quote by Carole V. Bell
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#198. I'm going to take Charity to France. I can look after her there. You can go on with your life here, and I won't be here to ... to bother anyone."
He muttered two quiet words.
"What?" she asked in bewilderment, inching forward to hear him.
"I said, try it. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
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#199. Good night, my lord. The words were pronounced in her most withering tone.
By contrast, he remained quite alarmingly unwithered long after she left. #Quote by Christina Brooke
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#200. That would be awkwarder--for her, at least--than expiring in his bedroom. And yes, she knew that wasn't a word.
She reached his door without either fainting or falling, and counted it as a victory already. And then she raised her hand to knock, but the door whooshed open, and she was pulled inside.
"I was hoping," he began, before lowering his mouth onto hers. #Quote by Megan Frampton
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#201. It was the middle of the night when they came for me. Even now I can't be sure of the time, whether they waited for me to have been asleep long enough to ensure that I would be super confused if accidentally awakened, or if they had waited until after midnight when my roommate usually headed out for her graveyard shift at the hospital. #Quote by Cristina Rayne
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#202. I fell in love with you like the stars fell in love with the sky, without you I am empty and bare. #Quote by Seja Majeed
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#203. Historical amnesia is a dangerous phenomenon not only because it undermines moral and intellectual integrity but also because it lays the groundwork for crimes that still lie ahead. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
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#204. solder. this is me
and you together #Quote by Lori Jenessa Nelson
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#205. The wolf had begun hunting human prey. They were plentiful in the dark city streets and provided enough good meat to satiate his gnawing hunger. He was still very careful not to let any who saw him live. To do otherwise would displease the Master. He would only stalk those people that were foolish enough to walk alone in the night #Quote by Brian S. Ference
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#206. Leader of a backward and ignorant mass, he was yet in the forefront of the great historical movement of his time. The blacks were taking their part in the destruction of European feudalism begun by the French Revolution, and liberty and equality, the slogans of the revolution, meant far more to them than to any Frenchman. That was why in the hour of danger Toussaint, uninstructed as he was, could find the language and accent of Diderot, Rousseau, and Raynal, of Mirabeau, Robespierre and Danton. And in one respect he excelled them all. For even these masters of the spoken and written word, owing to the class complications of their society, too often had to pause, to hesitate, to qualify. Toussaint could defend the freedom of the blacks without reservation, and this gave to his declaration a strength and a single-mindedness rare in the great documents of the time. The French bourgeoisie could not understand it. Rivers of blood were to flow before they understood that elevated as was his tone Toussaint had written neither bombast nor rhetoric but the simple and sober truth. #Quote by C.L.R. James
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#207. We are sitting on top of a vast cultural and historical pyramid of accumulated misconceptions, lies and myths, built one on top of the other. #Quote by Bryant McGill
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#208. I'm sorry, my lady," said Geric, rubbing his arm. "But I failed to force an apology out of the offending goose. #Quote by Shannon Hale
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#209. Once he has recognized his invisible guide, a mystic sometimes decides to trace his own isnlld, to reveal his spiritual genealogy, that is, to disclose the "chain of transmission" culminating in his person and bear witness to the spiritual ascendancy which he invokes across the generations of mankind. He does neither more nor less than to designate by name the minds to whose family he is conscious of belonging. Read in the opposite order from their phenomenological emergence, these genealogies take on the appearance of true genealogies. Judged by the rules of _our historical criticism, the claim of these genealogies to truth seems highly precarious. Their relevance is to another "transhistoric truth," which cannot be regarded as inferior (because it is of a different order) to the material historic truth whose claim to truth, with the documentation at our disposal, is no less precarious. Suhrawardi traces the family tree of the IshrlqiyOn back to Hermes, ancestor of the Sages, (that Idris-Enoch of Islamic prophetology, whom Ibn rArabi calls the prophet of the Philosophers) ; from him are descended the Sages of Greece and Persia, who are followed by certain �ofis (Abo Yazid Bastlmi, Kharraqlni, I;Ialllj, and the choice seems particularly significant in view of what has been said above about the Uwaysis}, and all these branches converge in his own doctrine and school. This is not a history of philosophy in our sense of the term; but still less is it a mere fantasy. #Quote by Henry Corbin
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#210. She knew it wasn't right, but this was the second time in her life when hurting a man's feelings trumped assuaging her own. #Quote by Riley Murphy
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#211. Many of America's historical cornbreads were staple breads for people who didn't have many other options. #Quote by Jeremy Jackson
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#212. Life is a paranormal romance with ones own inner daemon. To not know this is to be doomed to kicking cans for a lifetime. #Quote by Sun Moon
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#213. Seeing him again had been a gut punch. #Quote by Tan Redding
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#214. Avery slides on his glasses and opens his eyes again. "Dammit!" he says again with more feeling. "Why does stuff like this keep happening?"
"You say that as if it's a bad thing," Rob says, smirking. #Quote by Laura Kreitzer
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#215. And so ... we prayed. And I added a silent prayer of my own, giving God thanks for the blessing of my father. #Quote by Nancy Moser
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#216. Sometimes the tender breeze can help us in feeling the presence of someone by bringing us their fragrance. #Quote by Avijeet Das
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#217. It's probably the meaning of the Resurrection: love dies to be reborn. When we let die our attachments to remembrances, expectations, moral imperatives, evaluations, comparisons, self-images, beliefs about how others should behave, ideals, and even romance, we make ourselves clearings for love's rebirth. #Quote by Brad Blanton
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#218. As far as we can look back into history, the downfall of any nation can be traced from the moment that nation became timid about spending its best blood. #Quote by Frederick Russell Burnham
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#219. Life was beautiful, but it was also painful. People fail, a few get up, but there's never a guarantee that their second attempt will work out. #Quote by J.C. Reed
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#220. However, I have to warn you, I kind of like that you find me irresistible."
"Did I say that?" he asked, a slight tint creeping up his stubbled cheeks. "I didn't say that! I find you completely resistible. #Quote by Robyn Carr
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#221. Draw a circle, not a heart, around the one you love because a heart can break but a circle goes on forever. #Quote by Danny Kaye
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#222. Let's not get started on their uniforms. Superman's stretchy spandex has nothing on Batman's sculpted pecs."
He glared at her. "You cannot bring fashion sense into a superhero discussion!"
"If they wear it, it's fair game." She folded her arms on the table. #Quote by Alisha Rai
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#223. Theirs was that substantial affection which arises (if any arises at all) when the two who are thrown together begin first by knowing the rougher sides of each other's character, and not the best till further on, the romance growing up in the interstices of a mass of hard prosaic reality. This good-fellowship - camaraderie - usually occurring through similarity of pursuits, is unfortunately seldom superadded to love between the sexes, because men and women associate, not in their labours, but in their pleasures merely. Where, however, happy circumstance permits its development, the compounded feeling proves itself to be the only love which is strong as death - that love which many waters cannot quench, nor the floods drown, beside which the passion usually called by the name is evanescent as steam. #Quote by Thomas Hardy
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#224. Yeah. I went out while you were getting your beauty sleep."
"Which I needed," she said with a chuckle.
"Well it worked. #Quote by Nicki Edwards
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#225. There's a danger and a beauty to the moment which seems out of time. It pierces something deep inside of him, bypassing his rationale, and it touches his very core. In a sudden shock of illumination, and of knowing, he recognizes this woman is his destiny, and their fates are intertwined. #Quote by Scarlett Amaris
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#226. Your quick 'no' is because I refused to say 'yes' to sex. They say men think with their dicks. I hope you do not run Easton with your - #Quote by Avery Aster
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#227. After breakfast, Callie found herself in the living room alone, warming her hands by the fire, when Finn came out of his bedroom. He crossed the room, pulled Callie close to his chest, and said, I wanted to hold you all morning and tell you that I slept better in that recliner last night than I do in my big king-sized bed. I believe it's because you were right there and you kept the nightmares at bay. #Quote by Carolyn Brown
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#228. I have found that there is romance in housework: and charm in it; and whimsy and humor without end. I have found that the housewife works hard, of course–but likes it. Most people who amount to anything do work hard, at whatever their job happens to be. The housewife's job is home-making, and she is, in fact, 'making the best of it'; making the best of it by bringing patience and loving care to her work; sympathy and understanding to her family; making the best of it by seeing all the fun in the day's incidents and human relationships.

The housewife realizes that home-making is an investment in happiness. It pays everyone enormous dividends. There are huge compensations for the actual labor involved…

There are unhappy housewives, of course. But there are unhappy stenographers and editresses and concert singers. The housewife whose songs I sing as I go about my work, is the one who likes her job (pp. 6-7).

From Songs of a Housewife: Poems by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings #Quote by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
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#229. Tess, there isn't a drunken, screaming netballer in the world that would have made me not want to ... continue. #Quote by C.J. Duggan
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#230. I've never known anyone like you. #Quote by Amanda Laneley
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#231. Two Strapping Alpha Billionaires. One Girl Looking For A Fresh Start. A Heck of A Wild Ride! #Quote by Scarlett Avery
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#232. An artistic image is one that ensures its own development, its historical viability. An image is a grain, a self-evolving retroactive organism. It is a symbol of actual life, as opposed to life itself. Life contains death. An image of life, by contrast, excludes it, or else sees in it a unique potential for the affirmation of life.
Whatever it expresses - even destruction and ruin - the artistic image is by definition an embodiment of hope, it is inspired by faith.
Artistic creation is by definition a denial of death. Therefore it is
optimistic, even if in an ultimate sense the artist is tragic.
And so there can never be optimistic artists and pessimistic artists. There can only be talent and mediocrity. #Quote by Andrei Tarkovsky
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#233. I know girls aren't supposed to tell, but I've got to tell - just in case you should fail to love me because you never knew how much I loved you. I want not to have to say later - I wish I'd told him. #Quote by Iris Murdoch
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#234. Burn wounds always elicited pain more terrible than anything else he had ever endured. He didn't relish the idea of forcing himself to suffer through such agony. But it was necessary. Earth depended on them taking possession of the key. "It's the only way out," Andrew reminded him.
"I understand that, but - "
"The trials we have faced thus far have been minimal," Andrew said, cutting off Sebastian's retort. "What we seek is the key to the universe. You didn't expect it to be easy, did you? #Quote by Laura Kreitzer
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#235. But I've learned that sometimes, somehow, no matter how much time we spend apart from the ones we care most about, our love for them never fades, for time apart only makes our love grow stronger. #Quote by Rebecah McManus
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#236. My life might fall to shambles because of you." "Well, I'll be there to help you pick up the pieces. #Quote by Katie Kaleski
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#237. I feel a strong hand caress my inner elbow and his lips at my ear. "You look good dancing."
I turn and Alex and I share the same breathing space. It's hard to keep my eyes away from his mouth. "Really? I didn't realize you saw me."
He narrows his eyes briefly. "I see you. #Quote by Isabelle Joshua
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#238. on it, lose all practical value and all theoretical justification. Therefore, although the originators of these systems were, in many respects, revolutionary, their disciples have, in every case, formed mere reactionary sects. They hold fast by the original views of their masters, in opposition to the progressive historical development of the proletariat. They, #Quote by Friedrich Engels
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#239. The apocalypse was supposed to be cliché drama, Godzilla roaming the streets and zombies crawling from graves to devour the living. I guess all of humankind wanted to believe they'd end with a bang instead of unnoticed silence. We all, deep down, want to believe in a future where our historical monuments and literature hold significance. We want our deaths to be important. We want to matter. #Quote by Caroline George
Historical Romance quotes by Richard Curtis
#240. I gave you three proofs of witchcraft. A cat that drinks blood! A horse that talks! And a man who propagates POODLES! #Quote by Richard Curtis

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