For the Lady of Lowena: A Cornish Romance (Book Two), by Deborah M. Hathaway — A Review

From the desk of Katie Jackson:

Shakespeare once wrote, “O Fortune, Fortune! all men call thee fickle.” And it is the fickleness of friends, fame, and fortune that must be faced when they no longer prove faithful in the second book of the A Cornish Romance series, For the Lady of Lowena, by skilled storyteller Deborah M. Hathaway.

A Genuine Gentleman Continue reading “For the Lady of Lowena: A Cornish Romance (Book Two), by Deborah M. Hathaway — A Review”

The Valet’s Secret: Proper Romance Regency, by Josi S. Kilpack — A Review 

From the desk of Katie Patchell:   

Last year I had the immense good fortune to review Love and Lavender by Josi S. Kilpack. Trusting the logo of Shadow Mountain Publishing–one of my favorite Regency publishers–I cracked open its pages, not knowing what to expect…and then discovered that I was reading a work of art. For months I waited for news about Josi S. Kilpack’s next novel, and it’s finally arrived! Without further ado, let me introduce Continue reading “The Valet’s Secret: Proper Romance Regency, by Josi S. Kilpack — A Review “

Kingscastle: A Classic Regency Romance in the Tradition of Georgette Heyer, by Sophia Holloway — A Review

From the desk of Keira Soleore:

Dear Readers, when I first set sight on the cover of Kingscastle, I knew I had to read it. I was pleased to see that the story lives up to the promise of Lee Avison’s cover design. Much in the same style as the Traditional Regency novels of the 1980s, Kingscastle is a quiet, character-driven story set in the countryside, complete with an imposing castle, a local vicar, a small village, torrents of rain, and a harridan Continue reading “Kingscastle: A Classic Regency Romance in the Tradition of Georgette Heyer, by Sophia Holloway — A Review”

The True Confessions of a London Spy: The Secret Life of Mary Bennet (Book 2), by Katherine Cowley — A Review

From the desk of Laurel Ann Nattress:

Few who have read Pride and Prejudice can forget Mary Bennet. The middle sister among five daughters, she is a minor character in Jane Austen’s classic with only a few scenes, and fewer lines of dialogue. Her unaccomplished pianoforte playing and singing at the Netherfield ball were an unwelcome embarrassment to her older sisters Jane and Elizabeth. She is plain and preachy and pedantic—a comedic Continue reading “The True Confessions of a London Spy: The Secret Life of Mary Bennet (Book 2), by Katherine Cowley — A Review”

A Preview & Cover Reveal of The Sisters of Sea View: On Devonshire Shores (Book 1), by Julie Klassen

From the desk of Laurel Ann Nattress: 

Hello Dear Readers,

I am so pleased to share a first look at a forthcoming historical romance novel from bestselling author Julie Klassen. The Sisters of Sea View is the first book in a new series and releases on December 6, 2022. I am thrilled to reveal the first details of the novel and its beautiful cover with you today.

Set on the Devonshire coast during the Regency-era, the first novel includes the story of three sisters Continue reading “A Preview & Cover Reveal of The Sisters of Sea View: On Devonshire Shores (Book 1), by Julie Klassen”

The Secret Life of Miss Mary Bennet: The Secret Life of Mary Bennet (Book 1), by Katherine Cowley — A Review

From the desk of Sophia Rose:

A journey from unattractive and least wanted sister to unlikely heroine is the basis for many a classic suspenseful adventure. Relatable and easily cheered on, Pride & Prejudice’s Mary Bennet gets her time to shine in Katherine Cowley’s first in a series of historical mysteries launching as a sequel to Jane Austen’s classic.

First Line Continue reading “The Secret Life of Miss Mary Bennet: The Secret Life of Mary Bennet (Book 1), by Katherine Cowley — A Review”

The Letter from Briarton Park: The Houses of Yorkshire (Book 1), by Sarah E. Ladd — A Review  

From the desk of Katie Patchell:   

Hidden letters. Long-lost relatives. Unlooked-for love. The Letter from Briarton Park is Sarah E. Ladd’s eleventh and most recent Regency novel. Set in small villages, lofty halls, and shadowy forests, its pages tell a page-turning tale created of equal parts chilling suspense and swoony romance.

Unknown Beginnings 

Without knowledge of her parentage, Cassandra Hale feels as if her life up until twenty-four has been a Continue reading “The Letter from Briarton Park: The Houses of Yorkshire (Book 1), by Sarah E. Ladd — A Review  “

Behind the Light of Golowduyn: A Cornish Romance (Book 1), by Deborah M. Hathaway — A Review

From the desk of Katie Jackson:

Come with me, dear readers, as we travel to the ruggedly resplendent cliffs of Cornwall to visit a lighthouse there called Golowduyn—pronounced goal-oh-DEW-in—and learn what secrets may be revealed by its shining light. Esteemed historical romance author Deborah M. Hathaway has crafted a lovely tale of hope through loss and loneliness in Behind the Light of Golowduyn, book one of the A Continue reading “Behind the Light of Golowduyn: A Cornish Romance (Book 1), by Deborah M. Hathaway — A Review”

Summerhaven: A Regency Romance, by Tiffany Odekirk — A Review    

From the desk of Katie Patchell: 

Dear readers, what I am about to say will have you thanking your lucky stars: if this was a space for spoiler-filled reviews, I would have written a word count of thousands. Fortunately for us all, this shall be as abridged and spoiler-free as possible; a tricky task, as Tiffany Odekirk’s 2022 debut, Summerhaven, keeps one guessing about the heroine’s journey to a happy ending until the very last pages. Continue reading “Summerhaven: A Regency Romance, by Tiffany Odekirk — A Review    “

Miss Lattimore’s Letter: A Novel, by Suzanne Allain — A Review

From the desk of Sophia Rose: 

It all started when a Wallflower wrote a letter.

After the sparkling and fun hit, Mr. Malcolm’s List, author Suzanne Allain returns with Miss Lattimore’s Letter,  a new, engaging Regency romp featuring an unexpected and reluctant matchmaker and a social season in Bath to determine the outcome of her efforts. A light and quick read for wiling away a few pleasurable reading moments.

A Heroine on the Shelf Continue reading “Miss Lattimore’s Letter: A Novel, by Suzanne Allain — A Review”

Jane and the Year Without a Summer: Being a Jane Austen Mystery (Book 14), by Stephanie Barron — A Review

From the desk of Katie Jackson:

Jane Austen—that lauded, shrewd observer and chronicler of humanity—was also a skillful sleuth. Or so readers are thoroughly convinced in the fourteenth book of acclaimed historical mystery author Stephanie Barron’s Being a Jane Austen Mystery series, Jane and the Year Without a Summer.

Off to the Less-Celebrated Watering Hole

It is 1816, and Jane Austen is facing ill health of unknown cause. In an attempt to treat her ailments, she travels with her sister Cassandra to drink allegedly restorative mineral waters, attracted to the remedy Continue reading “Jane and the Year Without a Summer: Being a Jane Austen Mystery (Book 14), by Stephanie Barron — A Review”

Twilight at Moorington Cross: A Novel, by Abigail Wilson — A Review

From the desk of Sophia Rose:

An atmospheric setting, characters with secrets, a dark shadowy deed at the heart, and a heroine who slowly begins to feel her own acute danger as she seeks to find the truth and her own road to happiness. What an irresistible combo, and just what I was looking for in this second outing with author Abigail Wilson’s Regency-era Gothic-styled romantic suspense that had me shivering with anticipation.

A Heroine with a Troubled Past Continue reading “Twilight at Moorington Cross: A Novel, by Abigail Wilson — A Review”

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