The Academy of Love series

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The Figure of Love

Minerva Spencer’s A Figure of Love is described as an historical romance where a widowed sculptor falls in love with the man who’s employed her to design his garden, which sounded interesting. I like the setup where two people who are strangers to each other have to work on some sort of major pr ...

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The Music of Love

Be careful what you wish for, readers. I wanted a historical romance with a flawed heroine, and The Music of Love delivered that in spades. I read it with some interest, but it didn’t quite live up to the potential of its premise. Portia Stefani, the widow of an Italian pianist lost in a shipwr ...

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The Music of Love

I have to confess that The Music of Love is one of those little catnippy books that grabbed me by the collar and made me laugh, even though it’s got enough problems to keep it far from a recommended grade. You will  roll your eyes at the character names or be annoyed by the haughty push and pull ...