Reviews - Historical

Sweet Bitter Cane
G.S.
Johnston

Amelia is married by proxy to Italo, a sugar cane farmer in Australia. When Amelia leaves Italy for Australia, she wonders what Italo is going to be like. When she gets to Australia, rather than Italo being there to pick her up, Fergus is there instead. When Amelia meets Italo, he doesn’t exactly meet her expectations, but she marries him.

Duke of Depravity
Scarlett
Scott

Crispin Ashworth, the new Duke of Whitely, may have a grand title before his name but otherwise he’s a traitor. At least that is what Duncan, the Earl of Killross believes. He coerces Miss Jacinda Turnbow, a brilliant decipherer, to pose as governess to the Duke's two younger nieces to gain information on the Duke's traitorous behavior.

Accursed Abbey
Tessa
Candle

GOTHIC/REGENCY:  Miss Elizabeth Whitely has just lost her parents and is now under the guardianship of her Aunt and Uncle in Friuli, known as the wine country. She befriends a young lady also traveling to a new guardianship. They are thrown into a similar situation yet again, when they are left at the coach station waiting to be retrieved.

Elspeth MacDougall is forced to work as a surgeon aboard a ship to work off her father's gambling debt. As she works to pay off the debt, she finds herself becoming close to the crew and even more so to Captain Graeme MacNeil. Captain MacNeil finds himself becoming attracted to the female surgeon he brought aboard his ship. She has a fiery spirit, and he can't help but want more.

Fia Douglas has both English and Scottish blood in her and is being fostered in Northumberland, far away from her family who are still in Scotland. When she finds an injured Scot in the late queen’s secret garden, she finds herself thrust into a situation she never expected. War has broken out between Scotland and England, and Fia is not in a good situation.

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