Reviews - Historical

As a favor to Rafe Quinton’s cousins, Lady Augusta Nesbit is to bring the Book of Love to him. Lady Augusta is visiting her father’s aging aunt and discovers her house has been burned down. Rafe Quinton is a widower with a young son and is magistrate of Exeter, who is investigating the fire at Lady Augusta’s aunt’s house.

Every good queen needs a sacrificial lamb, someone who will place their life secondary to hers. For Queen Elizabeth, this person is Margaret Darby.

Major Owen Hasbury, the second son of the Earl of Danbury, is serving in the military, fighting the war against Bonaparte. Owen receives a letter from the family solicitor begging him to come home to settle affairs. When Owen arrives at Danbury, his brother has died, making Owen the new Earl. Owen’s friend, Everett, invites Owen to his house party, to hopefully meet a bride.

Leo Stanton, Earl of Marbury, listened to the Duke of Rothwood, who wished things would have turned out differently. Leo and the duke are bound by the past, because Leo’s father was the duke’s daughter’s jilted betrothed. Miss Ella Wright and her two sisters are on a transatlantic voyage leaving Nova Scotia, for London, England. When the ship docks in London, Ella meets Leo.

Set in New York City during the Revolutionary War, “Notorious” is the story of Delia Wolcott, her family, and the death of her brother, supposedly at the hands of British soldiers. Delia vows to avenge her brother’s demise, so she takes on the mysterious persona of Foxglove, a shadowy figure working on behalf of the colony rebels who dispatches a number of British soldiers using poison.

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