Reviews - Historical

LGBTQ: While walking in St James Park, Xavier Lawrence, valet to Duke Selby, is dared by his friends to find a willing man for sexual gratification. Xavier is a bit apprehensive, but goes along with it and finds Alexander “Zander” Plushenko agreeable to pleasing him. Just as Xavier and Xander are kissing and touching each other passionately, they are caught by the police.

Emmeline Lockhart is engaged to an old, lecherous duke and despairs for her future. When a childhood friend, Lord Oliver Radcliff, offers her a marriage of convenience, she agrees despite his reputation as a rake. She is certain she can keep her heart safe. While Oliver is prepared to give Emmeline the protection of his name, he knows that he cannot afford to share more than that.

The Price of Glory
Caroline
Garfield

Analiese Cloutier has dedicated herself to her training as one of the few female medical practitioners in Egypt. She is determined to fulfill the promise of her father's health program to eradicate smallpox. Richard Mallet has his own dreams to pursue. He seeks to discover the meaning of an ancient language and take his place among the academic elite.

When she is widowed by her husband’s foolish dueling, Clara, Duchess of Surrey must find a way to avoid marrying the man he promised her to. Her best protection is to marry someone first, so she seeks out Mrs. Dove-Lyon, a well-known matchmaker.

Having put in a fair amount of strenuous effort to gain a place at Miss Clarke’s prestigious Governess Bureau, Meredith Hubert has completed her first assignment with a glowing recommendation. Eager to begin her next assignment, Meredith goes straight to work for Alfred, Duke of Rochdale, who needs his half-brother out of his hair so he can focus on his parliamentary re-election.

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