Category: 19th Century

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...

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...

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...

The Lady in Red (Seasons for Scandal #3.5) by Kelly Bowen

Purchase Now from Amazon Lady Charlotte Beaumont has spent her whole life being ignored. By her parents, her brother, even the servants. So she was secretly able to develop her talent for painting well beyond the usual watercolors. Too bad no one will let her actually use it—women are rarely accepted into the Royal Academy. But when a connection at...

The Lady Flees Her Lord by Ann Lethbridge

Purchase Now from Amazon Driven to despair by her husband’s endless abuse and ridicule, Lucinda, Lady Denbigh, can endure no more. With no one to turn to, she flees London to take quiet refuge in the countryside, determined to build a new life of her own. Posing as a widow, she finds a small cottage to lease on the far...

SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT: Sing to Me of Dreams by Kathryn Lynn Davis

Purchase Now from Amazon An historical novel from New York Times bestselling author Kathryn Lynn Davis: One woman’s journey of discovery…through all the mysteries of the human heart. As a child, Saylah held the magic and wisdom of her Salish Indian people. But when tragedy ravages the Salish, she must leave them for the world of the Ivys – an...

VIRTUAL TOUR: It Takes Two to Tumble (Seducing the Sedgwicks #1) by Cat Sebastian

Purchase Links: Amazon * ~ * Avon Romance * ~ * Barnes & Noble * ~ * Google Play * ~ * iBooks* ~ * Walmart Some of Ben Sedgwick’s favorite things: Helping his poor parishioners Baby animals Shamelessly flirting with the handsome Captain Phillip Dacre After an unconventional upbringing, Ben is perfectly content with the quiet, predictable life of...

Discovering Miss Dalrymple (Baleful Godmother #6) by Emily Larkin

Purchase Now from Amazon Who is he? At the age of four Alexander St. Clare was stolen by gypsies and sold to a chimney sweep. At the age of five he was reunited with his father. His history is no secret—everyone in the ton knows of his miraculous rescue. But when Alexander finds his father’s diaries, he discovers that there...

Dashing all the Way by Celeste Bradley, Eva Devon, Elizabeth Essex and Heather Snow

Purchase Now from Amazon A Rake for Christmas by Eva Devon Lady Evangeline Pennyworth is done with being a wallflower and turns to London’s most notorious rake, demanding he teach her how to be desirable. After witnessing the love of his parents devolve into pain and anger, Anthony Basingstoke has vowed never to be swept away by passion, even if...

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