Reviews - Historical

Emma has been alone for most of her life and she enjoys it, learning how to survive on her own by becoming a mistress to the rich and famous. She is not looking for love, but for someone to take care of her. Abraham Fitzclarence, “Fitz”, is sweet and innocent and believes in love. He has been in love with Emma for as long as he can remember.

Rebuffed by George, her brother’s childhood friend, Samantha Wallace is tired of waiting for him to finally see her for the woman she is. When George announces his engagement to another, heartbroken Samantha vows to find a man who is George’s opposite in every way.

Hortense Marchand worked hard to make a name for herself as an investigator for people of the ton. Growing up an orphan and a skilled pickpocket, Hortense had mastered the art of being invisible. When Nick, an old friend, asks her to examine his brother’s current drinking situation, Hortense quickly agrees to the task, expecting to find a wastrel serving as Marquess of Clare.

Landry Audsley, Earl of Keyworth, has a penchant for human rights. Why hire proper maids or groundskeepers if he can train orphans off the street for the same job and give them a better quality of life? Landry’s peers amongst the “ton” think his behaviors strange, but he is well loved amongst his servants and the youth of the street.

The Hot Summer of 1968
Viliam Klimáček
Peter Petro (Translator)

During the Cold War and behind The Berlin Wall, the Czechoslovakian Communist Party experimented with “Socialism with a human face” known as the “Prague Spring”. For a brief window of time there was freedom of the press, an end to arbitrary wiretaps; and citizens regained the right to travel without prior authorizations and visas.

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