Books by Lydia Joyce

D+
Wicked Intentions

Imagine a warning bell ringing inside your head, gradually rising in volume as the old-fashioned clang, clang, clang warns you that the trusted book you are reading has just gone wildly out of your comfort zone. I quickly look on the spine of Wicked Intentions to see if I am truly reading mainstream ...

B-
Shadows of the Night

Shadows of the Night starts out as one kind of book and ends as something far different. Unfortunately, the result is an unhappy hybrid. The first third of the book is promising. The author takes a couple we’ve all met before – the perfect aristocrat undertaking a cold-bloode ...

B
Voices of the Night

Lydia Joyce uses intelligent characters and insightful prose to make even a take on the familiar Pygmalion story feel new again. There is nothing charming about the gutter from which the heroine is plucked, but seeing how her depth of character rescues a cynical aristocrat makes for an unexpect ...

B-
Whispers of the Night

Whispers of the Night started out with a bang - great writing with a fabulous setting and complex characters - only to become a bit of a frustrating read when a clichéd plotline was introduced. Alcyone Carter is the stunningly beautiful daughter of a wealthy industrialist who wishes h ...

A-
The Music of the Night

For those of us bemoaning the many juvenile and distressingly formulaic historical romances littering bookstores these days, Lydia Joyce gives us reason to celebrate. The Music of the Night, the author’s second novel, is an intelligent and refreshingly different romance between two intelligent and ...

B
The Veil of Night

You never know what you are going to get when you pick up a new author, especially with a European Historical; at times I have wondered if the entire sub-genre isn’t just a played-out mine. Happily, The Veil of Night, Lydia Joyce's debut, is promising. Thoughtful writing, insightful characters, a ...