Books by Jennifer McQuiston

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The Perks of Loving a Scoundrel

The Perks of Loving a Scoundrel is your basic rake-meets-wallflower story, and while that’s a very oft-used trope, Jennifer McQuiston has done an excellent job of creating a readable, light-hearted romp that has just enough depth to keep it from feeling insubstantial.  There’s an element of mys ...

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The Spinster's Guide to Scandalous Behavior

This second book in Jennifer McQuiston’s Seduction Diaries series re-acquaints readers with Lucy Westmore, the free-spirited, rather hoydenish younger sister of the heroine of the previous book. The Spinster’s Guide to Scandalous Behavior is a deftly written story that packs quite the emotional ...

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Diary of an Accidental Wallflower

Beautiful coronet-digger Claire Westmore, one of the Mean Girls of the 1848 season, seems to have caught the eye of the future Duke of Harrington - but a sprained ankle derails her social plans. Now, Claire finds her own eye wandering to Daniel Merial - not a duke, but a doctor, and an impoverished ...

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Moonlight on My Mind

This is Ms McQuiston’s third book in the series that began with What Happened in Scotland and continued with Summer is for Lovers, and it presents a decided change of tone to that of the previous books. Moonlight on my Mind is more of a romantic mystery than a straightforward romance, and while ...

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Summer is for Lovers

If there’s such a thing as the perfect beach read, it’s Summer is for Lovers. Not too serious, but engaging, fun, and sexy, it’s a lighthearted (if slightly imperfect) way to spend a few hours. Caroline Tolbertson is a very good swimmer, which in the 1840s is not at all the thing. As a youn ...

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What Happens in Scotland

What Happens in Scotland is - undeniably - The Hangover in 19th C. Scotland. And much like its inspiration, this book requires some serious suspension of disbelief. If you can get past that, you might just find it innovative and entertaining. What do I mean by “like The Hangover"? ...