Winner Takes All series

B+
The Dare and the Doctor

This third book in Kate Noble’s Winner Takes All series is another beautifully written romance featuring likeable central characters, a very well-drawn secondary cast and dilemmas that feel realistic while also being problematic enough to provide the necessary degree of conflict.  The Dare and th ...

B
Miss Goodhue Lives for a Night

I love older heroines and second-chance-at-love stories - and I adore Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson, to which this story's title alludes; and so I was delighted to be assigned Kate Noble's novella Miss Goodhue Lives for a Night. Although it did not quite live up to my expectation ...

B+
The Lie and the Lady

I’m going to start this review by saying that while I enjoyed The Lie and the Lady, I can understand that certain aspects of it might not appeal to everybody. The heroine is, at first glance, a coldly calculating fortune hunter out to catch herself a rich husband, and she and the hero don’t inte ...

B
The Game and the Governess

The Game and the Governess is a very strong start to Kate Noble’s new series, wherein she takes a seemingly trite plot and turns it into a compelling story which is by turns funny, charming and poignant. The story opens upon Miss Phoebe Baker on her final day at the exclusive school where she h ...

B+
The Game and the Governess

Certain authors have a confidence of voice that comes out in their writing, and I count Kate Noble among that number. In The Game and the Governess, she takes on what could have been an overly contrived setup, delivering both a comedy of manners and a touching love story. Readers meet Phoebe Bake ...