A writer for her aunt’s Marriage Gazette, Miss Amelie Hampton is a hopeless romantic who has fallen for one of the newspaper’s clients, Mr. Harold Radcliffe (or should I say, Mr. Dashing?). When police detective Michael Baker approaches Amelie about an investigation on Mr. Radcliffe, Amelie agrees to go undercover to help him in order to clear Mr. Radcliffe’s name. But the closer she gets to her dashing suitor, the more questions are unearthed…
Lord Farnsworth is sentimental about one thing–the house that belonged to his mother. But when bankruptcy threatens, he comes up with a plan of assured brilliance: he will sell the estate to the charming young lady who wants it, and then charm her into marrying him so he can have it back. What follows is a wooing of horrific lengths and hilarious proportions….
See my review and book club questions for Fair as a Star by Mimi Matthews, a “short but perfect novella” set in the Victorian Era.
A lady’s companion ought to blend in with her surroundings, but it’s impossible for Clara Hartwright to remain invisible. Forced … More
Have any of you started your Christmas reading yet?
Here are three novellas centered around a Victorian Christmastide…
Ever since her father’s death, Laura Hayes has been forced to shoulder the burden of her invalid brother and the … More
Miss Elizabeth Black runs a proper school for middle class Victorian girls and writes proper novels approved by the proper … More
When Florence’s best friend Liz is attacked in her carriage while traveling through the dilapidated neighborhood of Soho, her coachman … More
Following the marriage of Lady Helena, Jenny Holloway is no longer needed as a lady’s companion. Jenny receives a “modest … More
For Helena Reynolds, a matrimonial advertisement in the newspaper may be her salvation. Constantly looking over her shoulder to make … More