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This was a fun idea for a book- like a Regency Bachelor show plus secret identity/goose girl and forbidden love. Great romance and characters. Tillie was once a lady but with her father in prison, she goes down the society ladder and is a lady’s maid. This drop of station could be worse. She gets …

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I have loved all the books in the Seasons of Change series by different authors. This is Jess’s second novel and I had read the first one but I can’t remember it enough to know if this is Jess’s writing style.👩‍🏫It’s a well rounded story and characters but long winded too. I’m a little confused …

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I really enjoyed this debut Victorian historical from Hastings. Lucinda finished attending finishing school and is ready to go back to real life – help her father with the ledgers from his countinghouse, read her favorite serial book (it comes chapter by chapter in a magazine) but she is denied both.📜 Lucinda is a stubborn …

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Loved the book “The Invention of Sophie Carter”. It was described as a Victorian “Parent Trap” with identical twins switching places. 😁⏱ Sophie and Mariah Carter are orphaned twins living off the kindness -scratch that- ness of others. They were put to work at a young age and never had much affection except for each …

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This book was really slow to get into, the two main characters, Fletcher and Elizabeth, are both dread penny authors which are serial novels, coming out one chapter at a time in a magazine or newspaper or sold for a penny. And it switches between their POV as well as reading their dreadfuls. It was …

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Sally has done it again! I was seriously in a reading funk and not much could keep my interest (world ending pandemic stress just keeping my spirits down) but this book rescued me from the depths of despair 😩 😅💌 Phoebe and her friends from finishing school have vowed to marry for love. They have …

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I loved this book! And knowing the author, Rachel, as a person and that she’s so kind and encouraging doesn’t sway my opinion at all. She’s a talented author that beautifully blends in real characters, wisdom and a sweet romance.👩‍🏫At the beginning of the book, Agnes has grown up in Buffalo and loves her best …

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1. Where does Penny work? A. Doctor office B. Post office C. Dead Letter Office D. Maid 2. What kind of animal is Honey? A. Bunny B. Dog C. Cat D. Bird 3. What does Thomas say has never happened to him? A. Falling in love B. Riding a train C. Tried pie D. Someone …

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So this book is what kickstarted my bookstagram account last year. She got her publisher, Revell, to send me a book for review as an influencer. And I know it’s super corny and lame but that made me feel so cool! At this point I was using Net Galley and starting to review a lot …

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