Reviews - Historical

A Bright Particular Star
Elizabeth
Hanbury

The young and capricious Sophie Devereux must escape from Ludstone Hall and the impending nuptials planned for her by Aunt Eudora Sloane. Sophie cannot resign herself to the arranged marriage with her cousin, Peregrine (Perry). In her effort to flee to London, she lands in the unsuspecting Theo Cavanaugh's lap.

The Devil You Know
Victoria
Vane

Baroness Diana Pamerston-Wriothesley and her husband, Lord Reginald, have accepted an invitation to Lord DeVere's estate, along with her cousin Annalee and her husband Ned. Diana, married to the much older Reggie for ten years, is a faithful yet unhappy wife. Reggie's drinking, gambling, and disdain have seen to that.

After the Fog
Kathleen
Shoop

In October 1948, the mill town of Donora, Pennsylvania was covered in smog due to a combination of the mill emissions and the weather. This actual historical event led to a movement for clean air in the United States culminating in the Clean Air Act.

Wildflowers
Catherine
Greenfeder

Johanna Wade came to Missouri to help her father lead a missionary wagon party looking for  a place to settle. The trip is her chance to become closer to her long absent father. After all, there’s nothing holding her to her former life.  Heartbroken (her fiancée died), she has no interest in men, however she seems to have attracted the attention of two.

Lady Arbella de Mowbray isn’t a happy woman. By orders of the king, she’s to be married to an English nobleman living in Scotland, which to her is, “The land of heathens, barbarians… Oh, the horrors she’d heard went on there! The men ate their young. The warriors kept the bones of their victims tied to their beards.

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