Tag: Victorian England

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...

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...

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An Unnatural Heir (Sins of the Cities #3) by K.J. Charles

Purchase Now from Amazon On the trail of an aristocrat’s secret son, enquiry agent Mark Braglewicz finds his quarry in a music hall, performing as a trapeze artist with his twin sister. Graceful, beautiful, elusive, and strong, Pen Starling is like nobody Mark’s ever met—and everything he’s ever wanted. But the long-haired acrobat has an earldom and a fortune to...

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The Lost Letter: A Victorian Romance by Mimi Matthews

Purchase Now from Amazon A PROUD BEAUTY  Society beauty Sylvia Stafford is far too pragmatic to pine. When the tragic death of her gamester father leaves her destitute and alone, she finds work as a governess in a merchant’s household in Cheapside. Isolated from the fashionable acquaintance of her youth, she resigns herself to lonely spinsterhood until a mysterious visitor...

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A Conspiracy in Belgravia (Lady Sherlock #2) by Sherry Thomas

Purchase Now from Amazon Being shunned by Society gives Charlotte Holmes the time and freedom to put her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. As “Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective,” aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, she’s had great success helping with all manner of inquiries, but she’s not prepared for the new client who arrives at her Upper Baker...

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Seducing Mr. Sykes (Cotswold Confidential #2) by Maggie Robinson

Purchase Now from Amazon No one at Puddling-on-the-Wold ever expected to see Sarah Marchmain enter through its doors. But after the legendary Lady’s eleventh-hour rejection of the man she was slated to marry, she was sent here to restore her reputation . . . and change her mind. It amused Sadie that her father, a duke, would use the last...

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SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT: Love and Mayhem by Luanna Stewart

Purchase Now from Amazon Sybil is happily on the shelf, tending to her sheep. But she fears she’ll depart this life without experiencing physical love, which she suspects is rather enjoyable. When her long-lost fiancé returns from sea, she decides he’s the lucky man who’ll receive her virginity. Max is eager to return to his sugar plantation and has no...

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SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT: Mad for the Marquess (Reluctant Hearts, Volume 1) by Jess Russell

Purchase Now from Amazon James Drake, Marquess of Devlin, had everything—until he was found covered in blood, standing over a dead girl. Now locked away in a madhouse, he has one short year to recover his memories and prove his sanity, or be condemned for life. But the demons inside Devlin’s head are far easier to battle than the evil...

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