Books by Julia Justiss

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The Enticing of Miss Standish

Julia Justiss’ Cinderella Spinsters series comes to a close with The Enticing of Miss Standish, which takes place against the backdrop of the cotton mills and the societal changes being wrought by the industrial revolution.  It’s a well-researched story packed with information about the manufac ...

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The Tempting of the Governess

I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for master/governess romances – probably a result of my long-time love for Jane Eyre – so the synopsis of Julia Justiss’ The Temptation of the Governess caught my eye. It proved to be a charming, character-driven romance featuring two likeable characters forced ...

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The Awakening of Miss Henley

Julia Justiss delivers again with The Awakening of Miss Henley, the first book in her Cinderella Spinsters series. While at school, Emma Henley and her two friends make a pact to eschew the marriage mart and establish a home together as single women performing important charitable and political work ...

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The Earl's Inconvenient Wife

Julia Justiss’ series about the Lattimars, who must swim against the social tide to win their happily ever afters, continues with The Earl’s Inconvenient Wife, in which two best friends find themselves married in name only – at least at first… Temperance - Temper - Lattimar has a scandalo ...

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A Most Unsuitable Match

Julia Justiss opens her new Sisters of Scandal series with A Most Unsuitable Match, in which a young lady tainted by a scandal not of her own making strives to obey every strict rule of society and to make herself into a pattern-card of propriety in an attempt to free herself from the unkind gossip ...

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A Texas Christmas Past

I enjoy westerns and I enjoy Julia Justiss' work, so I was eager to pick this up, but sadly, it ended up disappointing me. Whereas her Regency historical voice is assured and nuanced, the writing here felt flat and as though she was trying too hard. I'm not sure if it is the novella-length of the bo ...

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Secret Lessons with the Rake

One of the things I have particularly enjoyed about the books in the Hadley’s Hellions series is the way the author has woven some of the political issues of the day throughout the principal love stories in each of the books.  The four Hellions are gentlemen who met at Oxford and have continued t ...

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Forbidden Nights with the Viscount

Forbidden Nights with the Viscount is the first novel by Julia Justiss I have read, and I simply fell in love with the story from the first few pages. Both the characters have complex lives beyond their romantic entanglement with each other. They are passionate about their involvement in politics wh ...

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Convenient Proposal to the Lady

Convenient Proposal to the Lady is the third book in Julia Justiss’ series featuring Hadley’s Hellions, four young men who forged strong friendships at school and university and who are now united in their dedication to bringing about political reform.  While the romance in each book is most de ...

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Stolen Encounters with the Duchess

This second book in Julia Justiss’ Hadley’s Hellions series is easily read as a standalone, although characters from the previous book – Forbidden Nights with the Viscount – do have parts to play in this one.  Stolen Encounters with the Duchess is a very readable cross-class romance which p ...