Reviews - Historical

Purity Diamond is the second eldest daughter of Lord and Lady Diamond. Purity is known for her excellent manners and adherence to societies rules and customs. But when she breaks a small rule to look in on a painting unsupervised, she meets the infamous Lord Matthew Foxford. Lord Foxford is known for his many indiscretions and he’s exactly the sort of gentleman Purity would never choose.

Caroline Storme has long been misunderstood. When she was 12, she was abandoned to an asylum. She has returned to London but is misunderstood by everyone she meets. John Butler has come home in a last attempt to connect with his father. When John and Caroline have a chance meeting, there is an instant spark that cannot be denied.

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.

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