Reviews by Evelyn North

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Beard with Me

Like all fans of the Winston Brothers series by Penny Reid, I’ve been awaiting the release of Beard With Me (the origin story of the series) with equal parts excitement and trepidation. I knew this would be a sad story, and part of me really did not want to read it - a big part of me. But I needed ...

D+
The Marquis She's Been Waiting For

In The Marquis She’s Been Waiting For, Alexander, the new Marquis of Exeter, returns home from his Grand Tour to find his recently widowed mother has just run off with their land steward, leaving his younger sisters in London with their governess. Not only does Alex need to learn his new role, he ...

B-
To Wed a Wild Scot

Lately, if the word “Scot” appears in the title of a romance novel, I run the other way. It usually means loads of stereotypes, brawniness, and not much else. Luckily, To Wed a Wild Scot is an exception. Anna Bradley’s second book in the Besotted Scots series features an English lady in desper ...

B+
Love and the Laws of Motion

Love and the Laws of Motion is an enjoyable tale of unexpected love between a reclusive astrophysicist and a brilliant, but slightly misguided computer hacker. It’s the second book in Amanda Weaver’s The Romano Sisters trilogy and, like the first book, it’s a delightful read full of lovable ch ...

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The Corpse Played Dead

I’ve been anxiously awaiting the next installment in the Lizzie Hardwicke series and it does not disappoint! Ms. Clarke has another winner on her hands. The Corpse Played Dead is just as intriguing and brilliantly written as the first book in the series, Death and the Harlot. The Corpse Played ...

B
The Duchess in His Bed

A Duchess in His Bed, the fourth installment in Lorraine Heath’s Sins for all Seasons series, features a recently widowed Duchess planning a great deception to save her family’s status within the ton. Selena Sheffield, the Duchess of Lushing, has to make a quick decision - can she get herself wi ...

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The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill is a gem of a book! Abbi Waxman has brought us a delightful heroine in Nina Hill – she’s smart, sassy, quirky, and charming. I fell in love at first read with Nina and her bookish ways and swoonworthy book shelves. Nina Hill is the only child of a globetrotting p ...

C-
How to Best a Marquess

How to Best a Marquess possesses an interesting storyline and the writing is good, but sadly, the main characters never grabbed my interest and the central conflict could have been resolved with one good conversation. Instead of falling in love along with the hero and heroine, I fell in frustration. ...

B+
Emma

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this fourth book in the Outback Brides of Wirralong series -  a series written by a group of Australian authors.  Emma, written by Kelly Hunter, features an opposites attract story as a daughter of the English aristocracy meets a cattle rancher from ...

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- ...