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1. The Way of Kings I’ve read the Mistborn series and Elantris and Warbreaker from Sanderson and my husband devours every book of his. So when my husband, very much a non reader tells me to read a book – I take it seriously and so far his recs haven’t disappointed. And neither has this …

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This was a great story. I loved learning about the different Victorian parlor games they played and the history with the royal family. Hastings did a great job making it seem real and authentic. The characters were fantastic and I kinda want my husband to call me “liebling” which means darling or sweetheart.🎄George and Drina …

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A standalone novel in The Dread Penny Society set in 1865 London brimming with secrets, scandal, suspense, and romance.From the moment Hollis Darby meets Ana Newport, he’s smitten. Even though he’s from a wealthy, established family and she isn’t, he wishes he could have a life with her by his side. But Hollis has a …

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I wrote about the first book in the series, A Proper Scandal, and the second book in the series, A Proper Charade, came out this last May. I was part of the launch team for this book and received arc in April which feels like lightyears ago in the beginning of the pandemic and lockdown. …

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I read this book last year in May, when it released, but am doing a blog post about it! 1) Because I love this book so much and 2) Going back and looking at my review just doesn’t do it justice! Here is my review from May 2019 “I LOVED this book! It was so …

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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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