Reviews - Historical

Olivia Beaumont has lost everything. Her Father gambled their money in a game of faro, and they lost everything to a Duke. Olivia can only think of one thing, revenge. The one downside is that she has to ask the Duke of Skeffington for help, and he does not have the best reputation. Lewis Sexton became embroiled in a scandal, and now all he wants to do is find solace in the bottom of a bottle.

Lady Phillipa Worthington fully earns her nickname of “Pip.” Refusing to be married off to a wealthy old man, Pip takes a drastic route of escape—as stowaway on a merchant ship bound for America. With her hair chopped short and disguised as a boy, Pip is lucky the captain, Daniel Simmons, is not only handsome but forgiving to a fault.

Always The Courtesan
Emily E.K.
Murdoch

Lady Horona Lennox has not gone by her real name since she was abducted and sold into a brothel.  Since that time, she has known nothing but unhappiness.  That is, until Josiah Stanhope, Earl of Chester walks through the door. Now, however she is faced with a terrible decision. If Madam has anything to say about it, she will be married off.

Bethann
Sandra Z.
Bruney

Devastated at the turn her life has taken from an expected engagement to a humiliating rejection, Bethann (Elizabeth Ann) Iver faces a life of living with her sister and her sister’s husband with little to recommend herself. Determined to forge her own path, however, Bethann begins a journey of self-discovery that begins with searching for her birth parents and ends with accepting true love.

In the 1700s women were seen as curses on ships, and a lady would never be caught mingling with pirates.  Anne Cormac, known as Anne Bonny, was a rare exception. In a series of talks with her granddaughter she slowly reveals the course of her life — one that took her from plantation to pirate ships, to prison and back.

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