Recommended Christmas Read: A Holiday by Gaslight by Mimi Matthews

I reviewed Mimi Matthews’ A Holiday by Gaslight last month. Set in the Victorian era, it is a great little read for the Christmas season. A Holiday by Gaslight: A Victorian Christmas Novella by Mimi Matthews A Courtship of Convenience Sophie Appersett is quite willing to marry outside of her class to ensure the survival …

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A Holiday by Gaslight: A Victorian Christmas Novella by Mimi Matthews

A Courtship of Convenience Sophie Appersett is quite willing to marry outside of her class to ensure the survival of her family. But the darkly handsome Mr Edward Sharpe is no run-of-the-mill London merchant. He’s grim and silent. A man of little emotion—or perhaps no emotion at all. After two months of courtship, she’s ready …

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The Viscount and the Vicar’s Daughter: A Victorian Romance by Mimi Matthews

England, 1861. A world-weary rake and a prim vicar’s daughter are thrown together during a holiday house party. Will they discover there’s more to each other than meets the eye? Or will revelations from the past end their fragile romance before it begins? A WORLD-WEARY RAKE After years of unbridled debauchery, Tristan Sinclair, Viscount St. …

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The Lost Letter: A Victorian Romance by Mimi Matthews

England, 1860. An impoverished Victorian beauty is unexpectedly reunited with the now beastly earl who once broke her heart. Will they finally find their happily-ever-after? Or are some fairy-tale endings simply not meant to be? A PROUD BEAUTY Society beauty Sylvia Stafford is far too pragmatic to pine. When the tragic death of her gamester …

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Remember “Romantica”?

Around a decade ago, everyone in the romance community was talking about a new subgenre: “Romantica”. It was when romances started getting super-steamy, but they also had the classic romance-genre Happy Ever After. They weren’t erotica, but nobody had a better term for them. Remember that? Because it was a term I used to use fairly often, …

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The Week: 12th – 18th November

X Some pictures from the Great Wall near Beijing, Jinan, and the Zibo district in China last week. These past few months have been crazy. From winter to like-winter weather in Europe, to warm weather, to a heatwave in Canberra, to freezing China, to another heatwave in Canberra. I’m so confused where I am and what season it …

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The Week: 22nd – 28th January

Canberra Summer Sunset This heatwave just keeps going. Canberra was the hottest capital city in the country for more than a week. So, US Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has been jailed for 175 years. I stayed up into the early hours of Thursday morning (Wednesday US time) to watch him being sentenced. He will be …

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A Marchioness Below Stairs by Alissa Baxter

Escaping from Bath and the news that her former love is about to marry another, Isabel, the young widowed Marchioness of Axbridge, accepts an invitation to her cousin’s house party. Yet, instead of finding respite, she stumbles into a domestic crisis of majestic proportions: The kitchen servants have succumbed to the influenza. If that weren’t …

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