Books by Sarah Mallory

B+
The Mysterious Miss Fairchild

Sometimes as a reader, I’m in the mood for a quiet, well-told story, and Sarah Mallory's The Mysterious Miss Fairchild hit that spot beautifully. Yes, there are mysteries to be found here, but they are more of the slow reveal variety and less of the high action, thrill-a-minute sort. The book take ...

C+
His Countess for a Week

Sarah Mallory’s His Countess for a Week is a mix of mystery and romance featuring an appealing hero who, when the book opens, has just returned to England after having been pardoned of the crime for which he was transported to Australia six years earlier. Randolph Kirkster, the new Earl of Westray ...

B-
The Highborn Housekeeper

In The Highborn Housekeeper, playing Good Samaritan leads to a woman returning to the home she fled twelve years before, to play detective and discover whether or not her father is a traitor. This is the third book in Sarah Mallory’s Saved From Disgrace series, and while it can be read as a stand- ...

B-
Beauty and the Brooding Lord

I enjoyed Sarah Mallory’s last book, The Ton’s Most Notorious Rake, and looked forward to reading its loosely linked follow-up.  Beauty and the Brooding Lord is similarly charming and romantic, featuring an appealing pair of principal characters - opposites who bring out the best in each other ...

B
The Ton's Most Notorious Rake

Sarah Mallory is someone whose work I enjoy, so I was pleased to pick up The Ton’s Most Notorious Rake, a charming, standalone historical romance that warns about the unfairness of judging people based on their reputations rather than by their actions. Our hero may be the most notorious rake, but ...

A-
Pursued for the Viscount's Vengeance

I’m going to start this review by saying the first thing that came into my head when I sat down to write it, which is this: don’t let the somewhat hackneyed title put you off reading this book.  Pursued for the Viscount’s Vengeance is a much better story than the title might indicate, and aut ...

B
The Duke's Secret Heir

The Duke’s Secret Heir is a second-chance romance that is loosely related to Sarah Mallory’s previous series, The Infamous Arrandales by virtue of the fact that its heroine appeared as a secondary character in The Chaperone’s Seduction. Miss Ellen Tatham as she then was, was a wealthy heiress ...

B
The Outcast's Redemption

This final book in Sarah Mallory’s series about the Infamous Arrandales focuses on the eldest of the siblings, Wolfgang, who, we learned back in The Chaperone’s Seduction, had been accused of murdering his wife and stealing a fortune in jewels some ten years previously, and is living in exile on ...

C+
Return of the Runaway

Return of the Runaway is a book which I wanted to enjoy far more than I effectively did. For one thing, last year's A Lady for Lord Randall by the same author was both unusual and utterly gripping, and I couldn't wait to read more by her. For another thing, Sarah Mallory has the courage to leave the ...

B+
The Chaperon's Seduction

This is the first book in a quartet of books about The Scandalous Arrandales, a family whose name has become a byword for dissipation, profligacy and excess throughout society. It’s basically a rake-meets-prim-guardian story, but it’s a very good one – well-written and strongly characterised w ...