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The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes

Cat Sebastian continues her romp through Georgian England with the second half of her Kit Webb duology, The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes. Spirited, spunky, and though perhaps a little too swiftly paced, but is still worth a look. Marian Hayes, Duchess of Claire, has shot her two-timing husband ...

B+
The Hellion's Waltz

The Hellion’s Waltz is a lot of fun, but has a few flaws that knock it out of the DIK bracket and make it the weakest of Olivia’s Waite’s Feminine Pursuits series.  It’s still well worth the read though, though. Sophie Roseingrave is a piano teacher, tuner and composer with a problem.  ...

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Night of the Scoundrel

Happy sigh - that’s how I finished Night of the Scoundrel.  Ms. Bowen’s readers have been calling for a story about the intriguing King ever since he was first introduced in her Season for Scandal series. King showed up again in Bowen’s last Devils of Dover book, A Rogue in the Night, leaving ...

B
A Little Light Mischief

Cat Sebastian’s A Little Light Mischief is well-characterized, romantic and fun, but has a few bumps and flaws along the way. Banished from her family, estranged from her abusive vicar father, genteel but down-at-heel Alice Stapleton has her eye on Molly Wilkins, the maid of the woman to whom s ...

B
The Rogue of Fifth Avenue

I was really pleased when I learned that Frank Tripp, high-flying lawyer to the rich and famous of Gilded Age New York, would be getting his own story in The Rogue of Fifth Avenue the first book in Joanna Shupe’s new Uptown Girls series. Handsome, charming and urbane, Frank made for an attractive, ...

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My Lady Thief

The Historicals prompt in the TBR Challenge is my Busman’s Holiday, but it can nonetheless be quite difficult to choose a book from the many still sitting unread on my Kindle.  In the end, I decided to go for something I was pretty certain would be a winner and picked up Emily Larkin’s My Lady ...

B+
A Gift for Guile

A Gift for Guile is the second book in Alissa Johnson’s Thief Takers series set in Victorian England. It isn’t absolutely necessary to have read book one (A Talent for Trickery), as there is plenty here to flesh out the backstories of the central characters, but I think it offers some useful ins ...

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The Bourbon Thief

I cried when I finished Tiffany Reisz's Original Sinners series. I loved the plot, felt like the characters were my very close friends and that like I was saying goodbye to the people and places I loved. Sure, Ms. Reisz would write other things, but would they be as captivating? After reading The Bo ...

C
All Through the Night

Narrated by Alison Larkin Originally published in 1997, All Through the Night is often described as being quite dark in tone for a historical romance and it’s easy to understand why. The hero and heroine are both emotionally damaged and their relationship – at the outset - is based on lust an ...

B+
Fool Me Twice

Fool Me Twice is easily my favorite Duran book of the last few years. After having loved a few of hers in the past, I struggled with the last three as they had themes that didn’t really resonate with me. Happily, her newest effort really worked, and I finished the book a happy reader. The book ...