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The Girl in the Gatehouse

The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen Edition: ebook, 2010 Synopsis: Miss Mariah Aubrey, banished after a scandal, hides herself away in a long-abandoned gatehouse on the far edge of a distant relative's estate. There, she supports herself and her loyal servant the only way she knows how--by writing novels in secret. Captain Matthew Bryant,… Continue reading The Girl in the Gatehouse

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A Study in Scarlet Women (Lady Sherlock, Book 1)

A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas Edition: ebook, 2016 Synopsis: With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for herself on the mean streets… Continue reading A Study in Scarlet Women (Lady Sherlock, Book 1)

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A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder

A Lady's Guide to Etiquette and Murder by Dianne Freeman Edition: ARC, 2018 Synopsis: In this exciting historical mystery debut set in Victorian England, a wealthy young widow encounters the pleasures—and scandalous pitfalls—of a London social season . . . Frances Wynn, the American-born Countess of Harleigh, enjoys more freedom as a widow than she did… Continue reading A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder

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A Death of No Importance

A Death of No Importance by Mariah Fredericks Edition: ebook, 2018 ARC Synopsis: Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a ladies’ maid in the upper-most echelons of 1910 New York City society. Invisible until she’s needed, Jane has a deft hand and a sharp, observant mind. Which means she sees a lot more… Continue reading A Death of No Importance

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First Night

First Night by Jane Aiken Hodge Edition: ebook, ARC Synopsis: The year is 1802, and Cristabel and Max are headlining a youth performance of Orpheus and Eurydice in Lissenberg’s new opera house. Christabel convinces Max to switch parts to let her sing the male lead only to reveal herself to thunderous applause, and her father’s burning… Continue reading First Night

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Island of the Mad by Laurie R. King

Island of the Mad by Laurie R. King Edition, ebook, ARC 2018 Synopsis: A June summer's evening, on the Sussex Downs, in 1925. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are strolling across their orchard when the telephone rings: an old friend's beloved aunt has failed to return following a supervised outing from Bedlam. After the previous… Continue reading Island of the Mad by Laurie R. King

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Romance Readers Guide to Historic London

Romance Readers Guide to Historic London by Sonja Rouillard Edition: paperback, 2017 Synopsis: At last! A London guide written just for historical romance fans. Or for travelers that want to experience old London. Have you ever wanted to walk in the footsteps of your favorite romance heroine? See grand historic settings from best-loved novels? Or… Continue reading Romance Readers Guide to Historic London