Reviews by Evelyn North

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- ...

A
Someone to Honor

My whole review of Someone to Honor can be summarized as follows: if you are a Balogh fan and have enjoyed the Westcott series so far, you will definitely enjoy this latest instalment. I am a devotee of the author’s and have thoroughly relished the drama of the Westcott Family! This is book six in ...

C
Attracted to the Earl

Attracted to the Earl begins with Guy Neville, a second son, finding out his older brother has just died, and he is now the Earl of Argyle. Guy is upset about this for two reasons; firstly, he loved his brother and secondly, Guy can’t read. How is he going to handle being an earl when he can’t r ...

B
The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics

The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics opens with the wedding of Lucy Muchelney’s ex-lover, Priscilla Carmichael. Still struggling to come to terms with the death, six months earlier, of her beloved father - to whom Lucy had been an unacknowledged apprentice - this latest abandonment is too muc ...

B+
One Night of Passion

One Night of Passion by Erica Ridley is a delightful read. Our hero, Thaddeus Middleton is a true romantic, a friend to everyone and an all-around good guy. And he is unapologetically looking for love: Surely he’d recognize love when he saw it. Love was impossible to miss. Love felt like the sing ...

B-
28 Dates

Caitlyn and Jonas have been friends with benefits for a couple of years now, but Jonas has fallen hard for Caitlyn and wants more. Caitlyn, however, is relationship adverse and thinks their arrangement is perfect. She has no intention of ever committing to anyone and wants things to just stay as the ...

D
The Earl Next Door

The Earl Next Door is the first in a new series, First Comes Love, by Amelia Grey. I liked the sound of the story of a widow exercising her new-found freedom after living under the thumb of a jealous, oppressive husband, but sadly, that was just about all I liked.  The romance is of the insta-lust ...

B-
Least Likely to Marry a Duke

Louise Allen’s Least Likely to Marry a Duke features my favorite type of hero - buttoned-up, bound by duty and convention but with a sense of humor and ease just waiting to be unbuttoned by the right woman. Will Calthorpe, the Duke of Aylsham, was raised by his grandfather to be the perfect heir. ...

A
A Wife Worth Investing in

I know when I pick up a book by Marguerite Kaye that it’s going to be something different and A Wife Worth Investing In - the second book in her Penniless Brides of Convenience Series – is no exception.  It can be read as a stand-alone but I know I am definitely going to go back and read book o ...

A
Death and the Harlot

Yay! A new historical mystery author with a great start to a series! Death and the Harlot, by Georgina Clarke, is book one in the new Lizzie Hardwicke series and it’s a riveting beginning. Lizzie Hardwicke is one of the luckier harlots in Georgian London; she has a roof over her head, regular m ...