Reviews - Historical

Clarity Diamond and Alex Hollidge are friends as children famous for the pranks they pull, much to the chagrin of both sets of parents and Alex’s Aunt Elizabeth. After the Hollidge’s last visit, they are killed in a carriage accident, Alex the survivor. His morose aunt becomes his guardian. Now grown and pessimistic, Alex is at his first ball searching for a wife.

Honora Drevenport is not a typical debutante. She is overweight with a bad complexion and corrects people. She corrects Lord Tarrington, and he retaliates by making a wager. Gideon, Earl of Southwell is to dance with the ugliest girl of the ball and Tarrington chooses Honora. Gideon finds her to be interesting and talks to her following the dance. Tarrington reveals it was just a wager.

When the town learns Peter Winslow is a liar, cheat, and murderer, they won’t leave his widow, Ella and her children alone. They look at her with pity, but they share nasty gossip behind her back. Things in the schoolyard are horrible for her children. Her brother, Conner, assures her it will blow over, but she doubts him.

Lucas Pemberton is the Duke of Dorman. He and his friends made a promise to never marry and live their lives as notorious rakes. Well, as time has passed Lucas is the only one not married and now his friends believe he should just take the plunge. There is no one in his life until he stops a runaway horse and saves the woman who is riding.

TIME TRAVEL: Queen Guinevere, also known as ordinary librarian Gwen Fry from the twenty-first century, stands amidst the circle of magical stones on Glastonbury Tor and makes the fateful decision to remain in fifth century Britain with her new husband, King Arthur Pendragon. At his side, Gwen hopes to fulfill the destiny for which Merlin kidnapped her from her own time into this one.

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