Reviews - Historical

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.

WESTERN:  Grace Webster is haunted by visions of death. On the trail to California in search of her father and older sister Violet, Grace and her other sister Prudence have disguised themselves as a married couple in hopes of outwitting their uncle and his plans to marry them off, long enough to make it west.

The fathers of both Lady Emma Spencer and Earl Marcus of Rutherford made poor decisions that impacted their children’s lives. In the late Regency period of England, Emma is left unable to wed in a traditional marriage and Marcus is left desperately searching for a way to save his home. Each of them turns to the Black Widow of Whitehall for help. Can Emma and Marcus find happiness?

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