Books by Jeane Westin

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The Spymaster's Daughter

The Spymaster's Daughter is an elegant portrayal of the machinations and dangers of the late Elizabethan Era court. As a depiction of an historical setting and mood, it is masterfully done. The story and characters, however, left me slightly cold, and I found myself reading on mostly to enjoy the sc ...

D+
Lady Merry's Dashing Champion

I love romances set during the Restoration - the bawdy court of Charles II, The Plague, The Great London Fire - there is lots of scope for the imagination in this too-rarely used historical period, and Westin has obviously done her research. However, she also has improbable and annoying leads intera ...

C+
Lady Katherine's Wild Ride

Let’s start off with the good news: Lady Katherine’s Wild Ride does not take place in the Regency, but instead is set in Restoration England. Now for the bad: It is very melodramatic. To be fair, I’m usually not fond of over-the-top antics – well, unless they are told in a ...

B-
Lady Anne's Dangerous Man

I find the 16th and 17th centuries fascinating and it's gotten quite difficult to find a good historical romance set in these times. When I learned that this novel takes place during the Restoration, I was quite excited to try it. Though the story is way over the top and the plot doesn't always flow ...