SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT: The Nobleman’s Governess Bride (The Glass Slipper Chronicles Book 1) by Deborah Hale

Purchase Now from Amazon Jane Eyre meets Prince Charming in two enchanting Regency love stories! Loyal Rebecca Beaton and gentle Grace Ellerby became lifelong friends while enduring the hardships of childhood at a harsh charity school. Now employed as governesses, they care for other people’s children, never expecting to know the blessings of loving marriages and families of their own....

A Treacherous Curse (Veronica Speedwell #3) by Deanna Raybourn

Review by Em Note:  This review contains spoilers for earlier books in the series. In A Treacherous Curse, Deanna Raybourn continues to detail the adventurous lives of heroine Veronica Speedwell, a professional lepidopterist, and her associate the Honorable Revelstoke (“Stoker”) Templeton-Vane, a scientist and natural historian.  If you are new to the series, you will be lost starting with this...

Death Below Stairs (Kat Holloway #1) by Jennifer Ashley

Review by Jenny Q Given the popularity of contemporary food-themed mystery series, it’s about time someone brought that trend to historical fiction. As a big fan of Jennifer Ashley’s MacKenzie & McBrides historical romance series, I had high hopes for Death Below Stairs, and I was not disappointed! I do recommend you begin with the novella that kicks this series...

SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT: Proof of Virtue by Leila Snow

Purchase Now from Amazon “In struggling with misfortune, Lies the true proof of virtue.” – Shakespeare It is the year 1833, and a cholera outbreak has just ravaged Manchester, leaving Emma Belden an orphan, with two young siblings to care for. Left with few options, she is forced to enter the workhouse and suffer the habitual injustices commonplace to that...

AUDIO REVIEW: Slightly Dangerous by Mary Balogh – Narrated by Rosalyn Landor

Review by Lady Wesley Slightly Dangerous was released in 2004, as the culmination of Mary Balogh’s Bedwyn Saga, which follows the lives of Wulfric Bedwyn, Duke of Bewcastle, and his five siblings. It has gone on to become her most popular book, with a 4.6/5 rating on Amazon and 4.2/5 on Goodreads, and is firmly placed among the top ten...

The English Wife by Lauren Willig

Review by Em The English Wife presents a unique reviewing challenge.  A brilliant murder mystery, it’s difficult to review without spoiling its many secrets.  And because much of the terrible pleasure of this novel lies in the painstakingly slow revelation of these secrets, I can only very generally touch on the events at its heart.  But The English Wife is...

SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT: A Marchioness Below Stairs by Alissa Baxter

Escaping from Bath and the news that her former love is about to marry another, Isabel, the young widowed Marchioness of Axbridge, accepts an invitation to her cousin’s house party. Yet, instead of finding respite, she stumbles into a domestic crisis of majestic proportions: The kitchen staff has succumbed to the influenza. If that weren’t bad enough, her former sweetheart...

Retro Review: The Suffragette Scandal (Brothers Sinister #4) by Courtney Milan

Review by Lady Wesley My thoughts upon finishing this book: Wow! How can I write a review that does justice to this magnificent novel? Well, I can’t, but for what it’s worth, here goes. Huzzah! Courtney Milan! This heart-tugging story of two people living in a world into which they do not fit is an appropriate ending to Milan’s brilliant...

The Captain’s Disgraced Lady (The Chadcombe Marriages #2) by Catherine Tinley

Review by Caz The Captain’s Disgraced Lady is Catherine Tinley’s second novel, and tells the story of a young woman whose family history has always been shrouded in mystery and an army officer who is so haunted by the things he has seen and done that he believes himself defiled.  It’s not an especially original plotline, but it’s generally handled...

SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT: Lady of Steel by Mary Gillgannon

Purchase Now from Amazon One rapturous hour sparks unforgettable passion between Lady Nicola and Fawkes de Cressy. The memory of their time together enables Fawkes to survive the horrors and perils of the Crusades and gives Nicola the hope and strength to endure a brutal marriage. Fawkes returns to rescue the woman of his dreams and finds Nicola enmeshed in...

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