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Praise for “Otherwise Engaged” About the Author Joanna Barker was born and raised in northern California. She discovered her love for historical fiction after visiting England as an eleven-year-old, and subsequently read every Jane Austen book she could get her hands on. After graduating with a degree in English, she worked as an acquisitions editor …

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This is a sweet novella. I love books by Laura Beers and this is a perfect Christmas read.☃️Jane, the widow, is tired of being alone and miserable. She decides to throw a house party at Christmas time and plays a little matchmaker but finds her heart is beating faster around a certain gentleman. She swore …

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I loved this book! Perfect read for fall!! Enemies to lovers + flying chickens + great clean romance! Amy has a problem – she’s too forward that she’s run off two gentlemen and each time her embarrassment is ten fold. This time causing her to want to flee Bath and the rumors that follow her. …

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This was an interesting take on P&P. It was fun to see beloved characters again and to really get to know Mary Bennet who is mostly invisible to her family. She visits her sisters and Kitty is also single but has her sight sent on a gentleman. (I was surprised it wasn’t Denny).👶🏼The book starts …

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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 is a sweet novella in the Forever After series. Each book is written by a different author which is great as the voice of each women is unique. They can be read as stand-alones. Both books have had a prologue which explains the friendship and red bracelet so I can only assume the other …

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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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