Gilded Age

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The Lady Tempts an Heir

Harper St. George knows how to write spine-tingling romances that make you feel like you’re soaking in a warm bath while sipping from a glass of delicious red wine. The Lady Tempts an Heir is no exception, and will attract anyone who likes brooding men and smart, uncompromising women. Max Crens ...

C
The Lady Gets Lucky

Joanna Shupe takes us back to the Gilded Age with The Lady Gets Lucky, part of the Fifth Avenue Rebels series. Alice Lusk persuades Kit Ward to teach her to flirt and seduce so that she can land a husband who is interested in her, not just her dowry. In exchange, Kit wants the recipes Alice has lear ...

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The Devil and the Heiress

No one would guess that beneath Violet Crenshaw's ladylike demeanor lies the heart of a rebel. American heiresses looking to secure English lords must be on their best behavior, but Violet has other plans. She intends to flee London and the marriage her parents have arranged to become a published au ...

B+
The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba

In The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba, author Chanel Cleeton shines light on a period in Cuban history many Americans know little to nothing about. Through the eyes of three very different heroines, Cleeton allows us a glimpse into a war-torn Cuba and a New York City poised to take the world by storm. ...

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The Social Graces

The Social Graces is a mischievous and delightful little social comedy that brings its characters to life.  Though I’ve read deeper histories of the Vanderbilt and Astor mini-feud, this one definitely entertained me the most, a true generational saga that’s warm, sweet, funny and tender. Mrs ...

B
The Heiress Hunt

Second chance romances, while one of my favorite tropes, often require a deft hand. The reason the relationship didn’t work out in the first place has to be handled with care so that audiences are still rooting for the couple. I don’t love stories where someone cheated, for instance, but stories ...

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The Gangster

In The Gangster, the second book in C.S. Poe’s entertaining and exciting Magic & Steam series, we join Special Agent Gillian Hamilton for another exhilarating adventure, this time on his home turf of New York City.  As in the first book – The Engineer – the story is fast-paced and clever, ...

C
The Prince of Spies

Prince of Spies is a tale of star-crossed lovers with a charming hero and heroine who are a delight to read about. However, it combines that appealing romance with some troublesome plot points which made grading the tale a conundrum for this reviewer. This is book three of the Hope & Glory tr ...

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The Heiress Gets a Duke

The Heiress Gets a Duke is a wonderful, character-driven novel about the gray area between family responsibility and duty to self. It’s the first book I’ve read by Harper St. George (more known for Viking and Western romance) but it certainly will not be the last. New Yorkers August Crenshaw ...

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Imagine

It’s 1896, and in San Francisco, successful, hard-working attorney Margaret Huntington Smith has been urged by her father, a judge, to take a well-deserved vacation.  Knowing she won’t go unless given a push (in the best way) he’s brought her a first class ticket for a cruise to “French Oce ...