Victorian

C
An Indiscreet Princess

Being a child of Queen Victoria was not easy, especially after the passing of her beloved Prince Albert, whose memory obsessed the monarch’s waking hours until her own death. Nine of the queen’s ten children were unmarried at the time of Albert’s death, and Arthur, Leopold and Beatrice were ...

B+
Heartbreaker

Heartbreaker is the second book in the Hell’s Belles series. It's a jam packed book - there's a road trip with racing carriages, highwaymen, kissing, stabbings, witty banter, a duke, a thief, and the last room at the Inn, with only one bed, of course. It all adds up to a very good time. The boo ...

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The Fossil Hunter

The Fossil Hunter splits its point of view between two different timelines and characters connected by a fossil. Cooper manages to keep this deft balancing act going, creating three very interesting and worthwhile heroines.  Dark and engrossing and with dual timelines that are expertly captured in ...

A
The Daughter of Doctor Moreau

Romance, mystery, and monsters combine to give us a compelling look at the human heart in The Daughter of Doctor Moreau. Those familiar with the classic H.G. Wells novel, The Island of Dr. Moreau, will find many of these characters familiar, although hearing the tale from Carlota’s viewpoint - alo ...

A
A Caribbean Heiress in Paris

Well-known contemporary romance writer Adriana Herrera pens her first historical romance with A Caribbean Heiress in Paris, the story of an marriage of convenience between two ambitious, strong-willed people seeking to gain control of their lives. Caribbean-based Dominican/Scottish heiress Luz Al ...

B+
Mr. Warren's Profession

Mr. Warren’s Profession is set at the end of the nineteenth century and is as much about the difficulties of two people from very different ends of the social spectrum being together as it is about the problems inherent in a relationship between two men at that time.  It’s well written – des ...

B
Lady Armstrong's Scandalous Awakening

For this second book in her Victorian Era Revelations of the Carstairs Sisters series, Marguerite Kaye returns briefly to her Armstrong family, albeit a generation on, and shows the apple didn’t fall far from the tree in the person of the deceased but obnoxious-from-beyond-the-grave Lord Harry Arm ...

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A Perfect Equation

This is the second volume in Elizabeth Everett’s The Secret Scientists of London series, about a group of ladies who form a scientific club, and manage to find true love during their adventures.  This one is a bit weaker than what came before it (A Lady's Formula for Love), but is still a welcome ...

A
The Siren of Sussex

Mimi Matthews tops herself with the first novel in what appears to be a fresh and brilliant new series with The Siren of Sussex, the tale of an independent horsewoman and the tailor who vows to make her the most talked about equestrienne in all of England – both of whom suddenly discover love in t ...

B+
Improper Series Bundle

Juliana Ross’s set of interconnected Victorian erotic stories starts out a bit shaky but gets better with each tale. Improper Relations Grade: B- Hannah witnesses her late husband’s cousin Leo in an encounter with a maid and falls into sexual education with him. There are a lot of tropes ...