Enlightenment series

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Enlightened

Note:  The books in the Enlightenment trilogy build on each other.  To understand the relationship between the principals and to avoid spoilers in this review, you should read Provoked and Beguiled first. Enlightened is the last book in the Enlightenment trilogy and the strongest. Unlike the pr ...

B+
Beguiled

Beguiled is the middle book in Joanna Chambers’ Enlightenment trilogy of novels set in early nineteenth century Edinburgh, and I’ll say right off the bat that this is a series in which the books really do need to be read in order.  The romance between the studious advocate, David Lauriston, and ...

B-
Unnatural

Unnatural spans a period of about fifteen years, and charts the development of the relationship between Captain Iain Sinclair and James Hart. The cover announces it as “An Enlightenment Story”, meaning that it takes place within the same fictional universe as Ms Chambers’ excellent Enlightenme ...

B+
Provoked

The first book in Joanna Chambers' Enlightenment series, Provoked is set in Regency Scotland, at a time of much political and social unrest.  The author immediately evokes a strong sense of time and place with the opening of the story in which two young men – weavers wrongly convicted of treason ...