Reviews - Historical

Always on the search for just the right amount of scandal, Lady Isobel Storme despises everything to do with the ton and their suffocating rules. With her mother on death’s doorstep, Isobel knows that change is going to happen soon and she is not looking forward to it.

Eyes firmly set on marrying a Sassenach, Mairi MacAdaidh takes off in the middle of the night, her sights set on London. With the promise of a sponsorship through the London season, Mairi is sure she can find an English husband even if being Scottish may hurt her prospects.

The Moments Between Dreams
Judith F.
Brenner

Carol falls for Joe Wozniak hard, believing in the power of love, blind to the subtle symptoms of his controlling nature. After all, that’s how it was for women in the 1940s. A wife was expected to respect the unwritten societal rules, surrendering her will entirely to her husband. Add to that a world war—but these are not the only worries for Carol.

Clarity Diamond and Alex Hollidge are friends as children famous for the pranks they pull, much to the chagrin of both sets of parents and Alex’s Aunt Elizabeth. After the Hollidge’s last visit, they are killed in a carriage accident, Alex the survivor. His morose aunt becomes his guardian. Now grown and pessimistic, Alex is at his first ball searching for a wife.

Honora Drevenport is not a typical debutante. She is overweight with a bad complexion and corrects people. She corrects Lord Tarrington, and he retaliates by making a wager. Gideon, Earl of Southwell is to dance with the ugliest girl of the ball and Tarrington chooses Honora. Gideon finds her to be interesting and talks to her following the dance. Tarrington reveals it was just a wager.

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