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The Sapphire Widow

The Sapphire Widow by Dinah Jeffries

THE SAPPHIRE WIDOW is a historical fiction novel set in the 1930’s in Ceylon. There are vivid descriptions of the town, the sea, the cinnamon plantation, and the Print House, which made me feel like I was there. The characters were well developed and had a depth to them, but I didn’t find myself emotionally...

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A Gentleman Never Keeps Score

A Gentleman Never Keeps Score by Cat Sebastian

A GENTLEMAN NEVER KEEPS SCORE by Cat Sebastian is the second in her Seducing the Sedgwicks series of gay romance set in the Regency era and a completely stand-alone novel. Hartley Sedgwick used to be a prominent member of London society, until scandal forced him into seclusion. Gossip exposed his attraction for men. Now an...

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A Scandalous Deal

A Scandalous Deal by Joanna Shupe

A book that starts with a quote from a famous California architect and fellow U.C. Berkeley alumna, Ms. Julia Morgan, who also happened to design the amazing Hearst’s Castle along California’s Central Coast, had me from the very beginning in Joanna Shupe’s A SCANDALOUS DEAL. Celebrated architect E.M. Hyde, Lord Cassel, is in failing health...

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The Prince

The Prince by Katharine Ashe

THE PRINCE by Katharine Ashe, is a very different historical story. It deals with the prejudice of society and the scientists not allowing women to become physicians. I enjoyed parts of this book, but not all of it. Elizabeth (Libby) Shaw wants to follow in the footsteps of her father, and be a surgeon. When...

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