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Picking up from where we left off on Friday Reads, with the St. Cyrs and the Bastion Club series, Regency Romance fans might also find Jo Beverley’s Company of Rogue novels their cup of tea. The friendship and loyalty among Beverley’s returnees of the Napoleonic War are the hallmarks of the Bastion Club.

Similarity of setting, characters, and attention to plot, the Rogues’ adventures are natural readalikes. My advice is to read them in order, the first being An Arranged Marriage, where the group is first formed. Historical Romance readers should check out Georgette Heyer for, among other things, the heroes are just as absorbing; and some of her books are also linked by common characters.

Strength of character and intelligence of the heroine are shared among the St. Cyr/Bastion Club, Company of Rogue, and Amanda Quick (alias’ Jayne Anne Krentz and Jayne Castle) novels. If this is why you would choose one book over another, Otherwise Engaged, one of Quick’s standalone novels, is a good choice.

Although the hero is not aristocratic, Lisa Kleypas’ story-driven historical romance,

Dreaming of You

, is a personal favorite of mine and I can highly recommend it. All books mentioned are historical romances. Happy reading!