This has been a year of much reading and little reviewing. In the past, I’ve been able to write a review of almost every title I’ve read and enjoyed, but this year, I’ve mostly only been able to keep up with my blog tour commitments.
That said, there are still several authors that I would like to recommend to you, particularly ones that have caused me to read a whole series one volume after the other.
1. Regency Goddess Series, by DG Rampton
The three titles in the Regency Goddess Series are all stand alone novels. They showcase delightful banter, enterprising heroines, and dashing suitors and follow soundly in the tradition of Georgette Heyer. The hijinks are hilarious and the romance is satisfying as dukes and damsels run amok in the merry chase of matrimony.
2. Sons of the Marquess, by Mary Kingswood
The Sons of the Marquess series tells the story of five unmarried brothers of the Marquess of Carrbridge. As the family enters pecuniary difficulties, each brother must discover how best to support himself and whether an heiress is the answer to the problem at hand. Each brother is very different in personality, and the author does not shy away from creating unusual heroes. My favorite book featured Lord Humphrey, a shrewd card-counter who wants an heiress to finance his gaming house. The overarching story connecting the books in the series concerns their father’s old steward who has embezzled funds from the estate under many false identities–can the brothers find him and bring him to justice?
3. The Hapgoods of Bramleigh, by Christina Dudley
The Hapgoods of Bramleigh is a series I reviewed at length earlier this year. I can see myself coming back to this one and re-reading it, especially Matchless Margaret. The author, Christina Dudley, has recently begun a new series, The Ellsworth Assortment, and I’m happy to report that the first book of it is just as charming as her previous endeavors.
There is something so satisfying about finishing a great book and knowing that you have another one, the next in series, waiting for you.
Have you read any good series this year? Leave a note in the comments.