Tag: Victorian England

SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT: The Pursuit of Mrs. Pennyworth by Callie Hutton

From USA Today Bestselling Author Callie Hutton is a new captivating and suspenseful historical romance… Recently widowed, Charlotte Pennyworth is relishing her independence and it rankles to have to rely on a man to help her with an increasingly sinister stalker. Former Yardman, Elliot Baker, is reluctant to take on Charlotte’s case but despite himself and his history with woman,...

The Sins of Lord Lockwood (Rules for the Reckless #6) by Meredith Duran

Review by Lady Wesley I freely admit that not every Meredith Duran book has been my cup of tea, but in the Rules for the Reckless series she has impressed me beyond words. Literally. I find it difficult to write a proper review, when all I want to say is, “This book is great. Read it!” Our esteemed editor here...

SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT: The Devilish Duke by Maddison Michaels

Devlin Markham, the notorious “Devil Duke” of Huntington, needs a woman. And not just any woman. If he can’t woo one of the most eccentric bluestockings of the Ton within the month, he can kiss his hard-earned fortune goodbye. But he’s always thought love a wasted emotion and marriage an inconvenience at best. And oddly enough, Lady Sophie Wolcott seems...

VIRTUAL TOUR: The Trouble with True Love (Dear Lady Truelove #2) by Laura Lee Guhrke

Review by Lady Wesley This second installment in Laura Lee Guhrke’s Dear Lady Truelove series features the younger sister of Irene Deverill, the heroine of book one, The Truth About Love and Dukes. Clara Deverill is shy and retiring, the polar opposite of her sister who is off on her wedding trip with the Duke of Torquil. Irene – a...

Beyond Scandal and Desire (Sins for All Seasons #1) by Lorraine Heath

Review by Lady Wesley Deliver me from revenge plots! I usually find them unpleasant and unbelievable. In the capable hands of Lorraine Heath, however, Mick Trewlove’s desire for revenge against his noble father becomes a moving story of love and courage, leading not only to his redemption but also the deliverance of those who have wronged him. Mick is the...

SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT: Black Lace and Betrayal by Jocelyn Kirk

Hannah Winstead’s life is rudely interrupted at age seventeen when her guardians attempt to force her to marry their friend Lord Earling. Unsure of her right to refuse, she runs away. A handsome, intriguing young sea captain, Aaron Clarke, is shocked to find Hannah nearly frozen in a barn. He abets her escape by taking her on board his ship...

VIRTUAL TOUR: The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter by Mimi Matthews

Review by Em This is the second novel by Ms. Matthew’s that I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing for RHR, and I enjoyed this one every bit as much as her first (The Lost Letter).  Unfortunately, despite my enjoyment, The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter suffers from much the same problem that plagued the earlier novel.  After the author introduces...

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...

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