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This was a fun fast read. It reminded me of a mashup between a Regency “She’s All That” and Cinderella. It was full of drama, miscommunication and bodies of water. 😉 I didn’t know how it was going to end!📝Mr. Malcolm, while not titled, has plenty of wealth and prestige that women throw themselves at …

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Ronald is unlucky in love and orders a mail-order bride. Dorothy is running away and has a secret. Who holds the high card? Love is the ultimate high stakes game that none were expecting to play.♥️This is my first book by Frank but I’ve seen other Western books by her. By the names of some …

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I kept hearing about this book and I’m glad that I was able to read it through Net Galley. It’s always fun revisiting characters you know so well and love like in Sarah M. Eden’s book, Christmas at Falstone Castle. It was a sweet second chance at love story by someone I had never really …

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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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