Reviews - Historical

An old affair flaring to life is a surprise no one wants for Christmas, yet that’s what both Lady Amelia and the Marquess of Winchester find coming their way. After an affair with an abrupt ending, they haven’t seen each other in thirteen years. But the heart never forgets, and the minute the two are flung together once more, they may as well be under hanging mistletoe.

Delphi Dersingham’s obsession is with history—so much so that she’s tittered away the last several seasons without even attempting to find a husband. The only man who seems to understand her passion toyed with her, then disappeared without a word.

Always the Bluestocking
Emily EK

Mariah Wynn and Patrick O’Leary, Viscount Donal, encounter each other at the wedding of her brother. Mariah is a strong and intelligent female who wants more out of life than sewing and shopping for dresses and ribbons. She has a hunger for an education and a mind that can handle the rigor, but Oxford is only available to wealthy men.

During 1490, Seonag Ruane discovers that her father is dead, supposedly due to a French attack. This story doesn’t ring true, as none of the other crew members are injured, so Seonag spends her time planning her revenge on the man she believes is responsible. She dresses like a boy to join a crew of pirates who also want revenge on the traitors.

Fraser MacGregor has just become the thirteenth Duke Molineux as the story opens in 1819. Delilah (Lilah) Hart is raising awareness about the challenges faced by people living at the whim of the aristocracy through writing a series of articles titled “Essays on Patriarchy”. She has also been caring for the birds in the aviary of the abandoned home of the Duke for the past four years.