Reviews - Historical

Lady Eleanor of Elton is a lady in waiting to Queen Isabella, wife of Prince John of England. Being a lady in waiting has lifted her from the poverty of her childhood, but she is tired of the life and is anxious to become an independent woman selling her embroidery in an age when women are property of their husbands and it is rare for women to be in business.

Esperanza "Essa" Fernandez has longed to be a captain of her brother's pirate ships. She dresses as a man and stows away on board, but her plans go awry when the ship is defeated by Welsh pirates led by Saban "the Sabre" Rees after a raid. Essa is captured and in that moment, the world as she knows it ends. Saban is surprised to discover that the lad he captured is a female.

At the age of 14, Lady Julia Stone met Eddie Francis when he worked for her father. He taught her to ride astride and he stole her heart. Years later, Julia is a young woman who is excited to manage her first racehorse under her father's name. Eddie has become a notable jockey in the racing world. He never expects to run into Lady Julia and he is very aware of the difference in their stations.

The Maxwell clan is in trouble. Beset by Clan Johnstone, they need an alliance with a powerful neighbor, but their plans to ally with the powerful Gordons falls apart when the Maxwell heir and prospective groom is killed in battle. Now Lady Rebekah Maxwell will have to marry into the powerful De Wolfe family to save her people. Leonides De Wolfe—the viper—isn’t sure he wants to marry.

An Evening at Almack’s (Timeless Regency Collection)
Sally Britton, Elizabeth Johns,
Sarah M. Eden

Three stories inhabit “An Evening at Almack’s,” each revolving around the hub of Regency London’s social season—Almack’s. In “The Heart’s Choice,” Mattie, who considers herself ‘on the shelf’ at age 24, attempts to push her younger sister upon the unsuspecting Mr. Bolton, but he may prefer Mattie instead.

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