The Valet’s Secret by Josi S. Kilpack

"Historical Fiction" genre card with glasses and book photo
Book Genre Tag "Romance": A couple kissing

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I really enjoy secret identity stories, and this was a great one! When Kenneth and Rebecca meet, Kenneth tells her he is a valet, rather than the heir to an estate and Countship.

The two characters in this story are more mature than many historical romances I have recently read, and I liked it! They have both loved and lost, making them a bit hesitant. When Rebecca discovers that Kenneth is not who he said he was, she struggles with the idea of the two of them being together. The society rules of the time would look down on a match such as theirs. I liked that the entire story wasn’t about the secret, but that it followed the indecision after finding out as well.

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A Perfect Equation by Elizabeth Everett

"Historical Fiction" genre card with glasses and book photo
Book Genre Tag "Romance": A couple kissing

Rating: 3 out of 5.

A Perfect Equation is a great blend of romance, smart, strong women, and problems to solve!

Letty is our female love interest, and she’s such an interesting character. She’s so closed off from others, and she doesn’t “NEED” help from anyone. I enjoyed watching her evolve and grow. As she finds herself in charge of the Athena’s Retreat, a place for women scientists (and a secret), we get to see her grow and change.

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The Brass Queen by Elizabeth Chatsworth

"Historical Fiction" genre card with glasses and book photo
Book Genre Tag "Romance": A couple kissing

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This story is full of regency romance, mystery, and situations that will make you laugh!

Constance Haltwhistle is the heroine of this story, and she’s a delightful breath of fresh air. She is full of spunk and energy that just makes you want to know more about her! Constance is supporting her family estate by selling weapons through her “Brass Queen” moniker. When she meets Trusdale, a spy, she finds herself in a hunt for a dangerous scientist trying to create an invisible army.

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The Light at Wyndcliff by Sarah E. Ladd

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This book was absolutely lovely! With beautiful descriptions that whisked me away to 1820’s Cornwall, The Light at Wyndcliff created an amazing world for this story to be set in!

Liam Twethewey has just inherited Wyndcliff Hall. He has plans to complete his uncle’s plans of opening a china clay pit on the property. Soon after he arrives a shipwreck happens on the property, and his focus has to shift to understanding what happened, and the mysteries surrounding the wreck’s survivors. He teams up with Evelyn Bray, a native of the town, to figure out the secrets surrounding this event, and finds those wonderful sparks of romance while doing it!

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