Reviews - Historical

Evelina Aston is unwittingly involved in a juicy scandal during the summer of 1819--a hilarious situation that forces her to marry Charles Bowling, the Earl of Ethersham. Evelina is spunky and spirited, but those qualities have been hidden for so long, that most people aren’t aware of her true personality.

Intrigue and murder draw Gabriel Courtenay’s life forward, working as a spy for an elite group of spies for the British crown. A series of deaths by poison is taking down England’s important political figures, and Gabe is tasked with stalking the killer.

When Lord Easton arrives home to tell his wife that she’ll be sponsoring Miss Caroline Upton into society, she assumes he’s completely lost his mind. Her husband doesn’t have any salacious thoughts or ideas, but when Miss Upton arrives, Lady Easton is sure she’ll have her hands full. She enlists the assistance of her nephew, Lord Bertridge, who is as rigid with his life as Lady Easton is.

Jasper De Petras, patriarch of the family, has just received news his entire shipping fleet and crews have been lost in a storm. He has four children who all need dowries but the money is no longer there. Coral, as heir of the family, volunteers to forfeit her dowry.

Azalais de Keldy wants to rescue her father who has been imprisoned in France for two years. Her older brother Robert refuses to pay the ransom and expects Azalais to marry a wicked lout of his choosing. Younger brother Benedict is but a poor monk. Azalais’ plan is to work her way over to France disguised as a male minstrel, then rescue her father and pay the ransom with her dowry.

Pages