Due to the peculiarities of Scottish inheritance, the Countess Violet Kerr is an earl in her own right. As such, it is her duty to take care of the estate, arrange good marriages for her sisters, and act as head of the family. Plagued by indecision, however, Violet feels paralyzed and crushed by the weight of responsibility upon her…
What if Jo March really was even more of a biographical study that Louisa May Alcott intended her to be? The authors of Jo & Laurie take the fictional Jo March (or is it Louisa?) and set her story in between the publication of Little Women but before the penning of Good Wives. Jo has taken her family, told some truths, some half-truths, and some untruths about them, and turned them into characters that have taken the reading public by storm….
Evelyn Bray lives in a world between two classes. Fallen into genteel poverty and granddaughter to the steward of the Wyndcliff estate, she is not quite a servant, but not quite a lady. When Liam Twethewey, the young heir who is just come of age, comes out to inspect his estate, he finds himself drawn to his steward’s granddaughter….
An observer of life, Lily takes in the activity and artistry of the world around her, both with her eyes and the aperture of her camera…
The bastard son of scullery maid Jenny Seaton and highwayman Gentleman Jim, Nicholas Seaton’s one joy in life is his friendship and burgeoning romance with the outspoken Squire’s daughter, Maggie Honeywell….
See my review for a new spy thriller by Anne Perry set during the prelude to WWII.
When the new Lord Stildon returns from India, every lady in the surrounding neighborhood is eager to assess his eligibility … More
See my review and book club questions for The Bridled Tongue by Catherine Meyrick, an immersive experience in the world of Tudor everyday folk.
Professor Moriarty has a keen, logical mind for solving mysteries, but does Angelina have the charm and chutzpah to uncover … More
Lucinda Brant’s Roxton Family Saga tells the story of a noble family of the Georgian era. The patriarch of the … More