Victorian period

D+
The Viscount and the Vicar's Daughter

Mimi Matthews’ The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter begins with Tristan Sinclair, Viscount St. Ashton, hoping to blot out the bleakness of his life at a house party. Then he hears a woman crying in the garden, and he finds Miss Valentine March, a downtrodden companion. She’s in tears because ...

B
Why Do Dukes Fall in Love?

Why Do Dukes Fall in Love? asks the overly cutsey title of this, the fourth book in Megan Frampton’s Dukes Behaving Badly series.  Before I answer that, I’m going to ask a question of my own.  Is there anyone out there who isn’t fed up with the current vogue for horribly contrived romance no ...

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Belgravia

What a delightful, gossipy book this is. Unlike the excesses of Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes’ Belgravia has all the tightness and subtlety of Gosford Park. It is written with the soaring arc of a saga and the delicacy of shifting emotions. At its core are two intense love stories spanning two ge ...

B+
The MacGregor's Lady

This latest offering from the very prolific Grace Burrowes (book three of her MacGregor series) is another well written story that fans will love. It has a few problems that kept it from being another DIK from this author, but a less than perfect effort by Burrowes is still better than most. The boo ...