Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Lord – Celeste Connally

Apologies, readers, as I read this book a while ago, forgot to write a review, thought I wrote the review, and am now having to refresh my memory on the whole novel. With that opening sentence, you wouldn’t think I’d be recommending the book to you but, we have to chalk that up to theContinueContinue reading “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Lord – Celeste Connally”

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 timeContinueContinue reading “Playing It Safe – Ashley Weaver”

A Certain Darkness – Anna Lee Huber

Thanks, NetGalley and Kensington Books for the advanced copy of A Certain Darkness by Anna Lee Huber! As the newest book in the Verity Kent series, I was ready to get my hands on it. I’ve been more or less on the fence about Verity but, after this book, have decided that I want toContinueContinue reading “A Certain Darkness – Anna Lee Huber”

Death and the Conjuror – Tom Mead

In the first of a full-length series of Joseph Spector novels, Tom Mead brings a classic locked-room mystery with Death and the Conjuror. As someone who recently watched all of Jonathan Creek, I was drawn to this novel about a trick designer who is recruited to solve crime. I thought this was a well-written, locked-roomContinueContinue reading “Death and the Conjuror – Tom Mead”

The Proposition – Madeleine Roux

Thanks, NetGalley, for the ARC of The Proposition by Madeleine Roux in exchange for an honest review. While not the most sensible of books, it was entertaining and had a decent romantic plot. I give this novel three out of five stars.  Clemency Fry has always forsworn marriage, following the advice of a feminist authorContinueContinue reading “The Proposition – Madeleine Roux”

The Letter from Briarton Park – Sarah E Ladd

Sarah E Ladd is not an inexperienced author; she’s got three trilogies under her belt so it’s not surprising that I enjoyed reading The Letter from Briarton Park. It was romantic, suspenseful, and ended happily, which I always appreciate. I give it four out of five stars.  Cassandra Hale has just discovered a mysterious letterContinueContinue reading “The Letter from Briarton Park – Sarah E Ladd”

Twilight at Morrington Cross – Abigail Wilson

Twilight at Morrington Cross was a pleasant surprise from NetGalley – I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and all opinions expressed within it are my own. I really enjoyed reading this book and would comfortably give it four out of five stars.  Amelia Pembroke, a two-year residentContinueContinue reading “Twilight at Morrington Cross – Abigail Wilson”

An Unlikely Spy – Rebecca Starford

An Unlikely Spy by Rebecca Starford follows the life of Evelyn Varley, an Oxford graduate risen far beyond her station in life to the ranks of undercover MI5 agent during WWII. Evelyn is bright, resourceful, and has always striven to reinvent herself to blend in, which makes her a good undercover agent. When tasked withContinueContinue reading “An Unlikely Spy – Rebecca Starford”

A Pretty Deceit – Anna Lee Huber

You should be familiar with Anna Lee Huber’s name if you’ve read some of my earliest reviews (Lady Darby), and I reviewed the first book in her Verity Kent series (This Side of Murder). I have never (a strong word, but true!) been disappointed by a Huber novel, and the fourth installment in the VerityContinueContinue reading “A Pretty Deceit – Anna Lee Huber”