The Paris Mystery – Kirsty Manning

Seeking a fresh start, reporter Charlie James alights in Paris to start her new job as a reporter for The Times. Although her boss is surprised (and a little miffed) that she’s not the man he thought she’d be, he gives her a chance to prove herself. Her first task is to write an articleContinue reading "The Paris Mystery – Kirsty Manning"

A Newlywed’s Guide to Fortune and Murder – Dianne Freeman

Finally Mrs. Hazelton instead of the Countess of Harleigh, Frances is looking for a way to fill her time while her new husband, George, is on a mission from the British Museum. She finds one in the dowager Viscountess Winstead, who wants Frances to sponsor her niece, Kate, for presentation to the Queen. When FrancesContinue reading "A Newlywed’s Guide to Fortune and Murder – Dianne Freeman"

Unladylike Lessons in Love – Amita Murray

I was approved pretty late to get the ARC of Unladylike Lessons in Love by Amita Murray, so I apologize for getting this out past the publication date. However, this review includes good news on all fronts so I hope she and the publishers will forgive me! I was gifted a copy of this bookContinue reading "Unladylike Lessons in Love – Amita Murray"

Pernicious Proclivities – W. Michael Hewitt

Thank you, Mr. Hewitt, for reaching out to me with a copy of Pernicious Proclivities. I am giving this review voluntarily. Pernicious Proclivities takes place a bit more recently than my other recent historical reads, but it didn’t stop me from enjoying the novel. It took me a little bit to adjust to the voiceContinue reading "Pernicious Proclivities – W. Michael Hewitt"

Playing It Safe – Ashley Weaver

Thank you, Ashley Weaver, St. Martin’s Press, and NetGalley for the gifted copy of Playing It Safe, the third novel in Weaver’s Electra McDonnell series. I am leaving this review voluntarily and enthusiastically, as I really liked this novel. I give it 4.5/5 stars.  Ellie McDonnell is once again summoned by Major Ramsey, this timeContinue reading "Playing It Safe – Ashley Weaver"

The Countess – Sophie Jordan

If the first two of my most recent NetGalley romances (A Gentleman Ought to Know and How to Court a Covert Lady) made me want to try writing my own to do better, this one makes me happy to sit back and be a reader. The synopsis immediately grabbed my attention, and I know SophieContinue reading "The Countess – Sophie Jordan"

A Gentleman Ought to Know – Jane Ashford

Ironically, I have the first book in this series on my TBR list! It felt like I was missing a little bit of history while reading A Gentleman Ought to Know, so that explains it. I hadn’t known it was part of a series when I requested it from NetGalley. I am leaving this reviewContinue reading "A Gentleman Ought to Know – Jane Ashford"

How to Court a Covert Lady – Jenny Hartwell

Thanks, NetGalley and Dragonblade Publishing for the gifted copy of How to Court a Covert Lady. I am leaving this review voluntarily. Unfortunately, I’m giving this novel two out of five stars.  Miss Pippa Chester has dreams beyond knitting and sewing like the typical society miss. She reads, writes, and fences at the Ladies CovertContinue reading "How to Court a Covert Lady – Jenny Hartwell"

Snow White Red Handed – Maia Chance

Interestingly enough, while looking up historical mysteries to read, the Fairy Tale Fatal Mystery series by Maia Chance came up. I don’t normally go for giant twists on legendary events (i.e. murder on the Titanic, etc.) because I can’t reconcile the reality with the story. I don’t mind stories that take place and even participateContinue reading "Snow White Red Handed – Maia Chance"