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The Accidental Empress (Sisi #1)

The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki Edition: paperback, 2015 Synopsis: The year is 1853, and the Habsburgs are Europe’s most powerful ruling family. With his empire stretching from Austria to Russia, from Germany to Italy, Emperor Franz Joseph is young, rich, and ready to marry. Fifteen-year-old Elisabeth, “Sisi,” Duchess of Bavaria, travels to the Habsburg Court… Continue reading The Accidental Empress (Sisi #1)

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I, Eliza Hamilton

I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Holloway Scott Edition: ARC, ebook 2017 Synopsis: In this beautifully written novel of historical fiction, bestselling author Susan Holloway Scott tells the story of Alexander Hamilton’s wife, Eliza—a fascinating, strong-willed heroine in her own right and a key figure in one of the most gripping periods in American history. “Love is… Continue reading I, Eliza Hamilton

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The Last Moriarty ( Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery #1)

The Last Moriarty by Charles Veley Edition: ebook, 2015 Synopsis: A lovely young American actress from the D'Oyly Carte Opera Troupe comes to 221B Baker Street on a cold November morning, desperately seeking assistance from Sherlock Holmes. Inexplicably, Holmes agrees to help, even though the Prime Minister of England and his cabinet need Holmes to… Continue reading The Last Moriarty ( Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery #1)

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Victoria

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin Edition: hardcover, 2016 Synopsis: In 1837, less than a month after her eighteenth birthday, Alexandrina Victoria – sheltered, small in stature, and female – became Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. Many thought it was preposterous: Alexandrina — Drina to her family — had always been tightly controlled by her mother and her household,… Continue reading Victoria

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Courting the Countess AND Courting the Country Miss by Donna Hatch

Today, we're doing things a little differently. Instead of one review, I am giving you two, and the opportunity to join a giveaway! Courting the Countess by Donna Hatch Edition: PDF, 2016 Synopsis: When charming rake Tristan Barrett sweeps Lady Elizabeth off her feet, stealing both her heart and a kiss in a secluded garden, her… Continue reading Courting the Countess AND Courting the Country Miss by Donna Hatch

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Eleventh Hour (Kit Marlowe #8)

Eleventh Hour (Kit Marlowe #8) By M.J. Trow Edition: ebook, 2017 ARC Synopsis: Christopher Marlowe must discover who murdered the queen’s spymaster in this absorbing historical mystery. April, 1590. The queen’s spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham, is dead, leaving a dangerous power vacuum. His former right hand man, Nicholas Faunt, believes he was poisoned and has ordered Kit… Continue reading Eleventh Hour (Kit Marlowe #8)

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The Underground River

The Underground River by Martha Conway Edition: ebook, 2017 ARC Synopsis: Set aboard a nineteenth century riverboat theater, this is the moving, page-turning story of a charmingly frank and naive seamstress who is blackmailed into saving Ranaways on the Underground Railroad, jeopardizing her freedom, her livelihood, and a new love. It's 1838, and May Bedloe works… Continue reading The Underground River