Tag: regency fiction

First Line Friday (week 379): Murder in Westminster

First Line Friday (week 379): Murder in Westminster

Posted February 1, 2024 / 9 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today I’m delighted to feature the first line of Murder in Westminster by Vanessa Riley! I got to meet Vanessa last weekend at […]


Book Review: Jane and the Final Mystery by Stephanie Barron

Book Review: Jane and the Final Mystery by Stephanie Barron

Posted October 28, 2023 / 3 Comments

JANE AND THE FINAL MYSTERY by Stephanie Barron SERIES: Being a Jane Austen Mystery #15 GENRE: Historical Mystery/Austenesque (Clean) PUBLISHER: Soho Books RELEASE DATE: October 24, 2023 PAGES: 312 The final volume of the critically acclaimed mystery series featuring Jane Austen as amateur sleuth March 1817: As winter turns to […]




Top Ten Tuesday: 2023 Debuts I Can’t Wait to Read

Top Ten Tuesday: 2023 Debuts I Can’t Wait to Read

Posted February 6, 2023 / 21 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is the 2023 debuts I can’t wait to read. To be fair, there are more than the 10 i’ve listed here today but some of the ones I’m excited about don’t have covers yet 🙂 I also went strictly with debut novels, […]




Book Review: Jane and the Year Without a Summer by Stephanie Barron

Book Review: Jane and the Year Without a Summer by Stephanie Barron

Posted February 9, 2022 / 4 Comments

JANE AND THE YEAR WITHOUT A SUMMER by Stephanie Barron SERIES: Being a Jane Austen Mystery #14 GENRE: Historical/Austenesque Mystery PUBLISHER: Soho Press RELEASE DATE: February 8, 2022 PAGES: 336 May 1816: Jane Austen is feeling unwell, with an uneasy stomach, constant fatigue, rashes, fevers and aches. She attributes her […]


Book Review: The Barrister and the Letter of Marque by Todd M. Johnson

Book Review: The Barrister and the Letter of Marque by Todd M. Johnson

Posted August 5, 2021 / 35 Comments

THE BARRISTER AND THE LETTER OF MARQUE GENRE: Inspirational Historical Mystery/Suspense PUBLISHER: Bethany House RELEASE DATE: August 3, 2021 PAGES: 416 As a barrister in 1818 London, William Snopes has witnessed firsthand the danger of only the wealthy having their voices heard, and he’s a strong advocate who defends the […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Fall From Trace by Rebecca Connolly

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Fall From Trace by Rebecca Connolly

Posted February 20, 2020 / 9 Comments

FALL FROM TRACE SERIES: London League #5 GENRE: Historical Regency Romance/Intrigue PUBLISHER: Phase Publishing RELEASE DATE: February 1, 2020 PAGES: 281 Gone, but not forgotten… Alex Sommerville should have been dead. To the world, he had been dead for almost five years, and with him, the secrets he had carried […]



First Line Friday (week 137): A Return of Devotion

First Line Friday (week 137): A Return of Devotion

Posted March 8, 2019 / 18 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. I’m continuing my #CFRR2019 FLF series, spotlighting books from the authors who will be joining us for the […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): A Tangled Ruse by Laura Beers

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): A Tangled Ruse by Laura Beers

Posted July 3, 2018 / 25 Comments

SERIES: The Beckett Files #4 GENRE: Clean Historical Intrigue/Romance PUBLISHER: Phase Publishing RELEASE DATE: July 1, 2018 PAGES: 305 After a failed abduction attempt, Lady Rachel is sent into hiding on her uncle’s estate near the sleepy village of Rockcliffe on the shores of Scotland. As she struggles to cope […]


Book Review: Saving Shadow by Laura Beers

Book Review: Saving Shadow by Laura Beers

Posted January 7, 2018 / 3 Comments

Born with a perfect memory, Lady Elizabeth Beckett has become one of the world’s most notorious spies, despite being the daughter of a duke. She is shielded only by her code name: Shadow. When young ladies of High Society begin disappearing from London, Eliza has no doubt who is orchestrating […]



Author Interview (and 5 Book Giveaway!): Laura Beers & Saving Shadow

Author Interview (and 5 Book Giveaway!): Laura Beers & Saving Shadow

Posted October 10, 2017 / 21 Comments

I am delighted to introduce you today to Laura Beers and her book Saving Shadow! Laura Beers spent most of her childhood with a nose stuck in a book, dreaming of becoming an author. She attended Brigham Young University, eventually earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management. Many […]


Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Elusive Miss Ellison by Carolyn Miller

Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Elusive Miss Ellison by Carolyn Miller

Posted March 22, 2017 / 6 Comments

Handsome appearance counts for naught unless matched by good character and actions. That’s the firm opinion of not-so-meek minister’s daughter Lavinia Ellison. So even though all the other villagers of St. Hampton Heath are swooning over the newly returned seventh Earl of Hawkesbury, she is not impressed. If a man […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Carolyn Miller

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Carolyn Miller

Posted March 21, 2017 / 25 Comments

Y’all. I am absolutely delighted to welcome Carolyn Miller to the blog today! Carolyn Miller lives in New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children. A longtime lover of Regency romance, Carolyn’s novels have won a number of RWA and ACFW contests. She is a member of American […]


Book Review: The Reluctant Guardian by Susanne Dietze

Book Review: The Reluctant Guardian by Susanne Dietze

Posted February 12, 2017 / 28 Comments

Under the Spy’s Protection When Gemma Lyfeld inadvertently interrupts a dangerous smuggling operation in her English village, she’s rescued by a mysterious Scottish spy. Now with criminals after her and her hopes for an expected marriage proposal recently dashed, she will make her society debut in London. But not without […]


Book Review: Legacy Redeemed by Aubrey Grayson

Book Review: Legacy Redeemed by Aubrey Grayson

Posted January 23, 2017 / 16 Comments

Susannah Blackmon is desperate when she learns her fiancé jilted her and her dowry is gone. Her guardian devises a nefarious scheme to ensnare Susannah in an unsavory life, and she knows she must flee. But to where? When she meets a mysterious stranger at a masquerade ball, he inadvertently […]