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Havencross by Juliet Daines Edition: ARC, 2017 Synopsis: When a shocking scandal involving her father spreads through London society, Elaine Cardinham and her parents are forced to retreat to their country home in Cornwall for refuge. But Havencross is no sanctuary for Elaine. She is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of her brother—and the heartbreak she… Continue reading Havencross

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Susanna and the Spy

Susanna and the Spy by Anna Elliott Edition: ebook, 2012 Synopsis: What if the man you loved was a smuggler--or a spy? Jobless and nearly destitute, Susanna Ward intends only to find work as a governess. She certainly has no intention of contacting her family, who cast off her father and scorned her mother years ago.… Continue reading Susanna and the Spy

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Lady Jayne Disappears

Lady Jayne Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano Edition: e-ARC, 2017 Synopsis: When Aurelie Harcourt's father dies in debtor's prison, he leaves her just two things: his wealthy family, whom she has never met, and his famous pen name, Nathaniel Droll. Her new family greets her with apathy and even resentment. Only the quiet houseguest, Silas Rotherham,… Continue reading Lady Jayne Disappears

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A Certain Want of Reason

A Certain Want of Reason by Kate Dolan Edition: paperback, 2007 Synopsis: Lucia Wright needs a holiday. After years of caring for her "eccentric" younger brother and sister in the country, she accepts a friend's invitation to spend a few weeks enjoying the season in London only to find that life among the city's elite may… Continue reading A Certain Want of Reason

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The Witchfinder’s Sister

The Witchfinder's Sister by Beth Underdown Edition: paperback, 2017 Synopsis: The number of women my brother Matthew killed, so far as I can reckon it, is one hundred and six...  1645. When Alice Hopkins' husband dies in a tragic accident, she returns to the small Essex town of Manningtree, where her brother Matthew still lives. But… Continue reading The Witchfinder’s Sister