Books by Vanessa Riley

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Island Queen

Island Queen is a very good novel about a very extraordinary woman that feels like a return to epic sagas about strong women persevering against the impossible popular in the 1970s – think A Woman of Independent Means or The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. But Island Queen is based on the real ...

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An Earl, the Girl and a Toddler

Vanessa Riley’s Rogues and Remarkable Women series continues apace with An Earl, a Girl and a Toddler, the heartbreaking but ultimately exhilarating story of lady’s maid Jemima St. Maur. While readers definitely remember Jemina from the first book in the series (A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby), ...

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The Duke, the Lady, and a Baby

So, A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby walk into a bar… (I couldn’t resist opening with a classic bar joke.) A Duke, the Lady, and A Baby, the first novel in Vanessa Riley’s Rogues and Remarkable Women series of Regency romances, is a one-stop reading experience. It delivers extraordinary storyte ...

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The Bewildered Bride

A lot of elements go into a book, and some of the hardest books to review are ones where one element is terrific and the rest are borderline gibberish. That’s The Bewildered Bride, which has an exceptional rendition of a heroine with a sight disability and trauma-induced panic/anxiety, but plot th ...