Monica Spence

Dangerous Alliance: An Austentacious Romance

By Jennieke Cohen - Published 2019

Genres:

Children/Young AdultRomance

1817. Bookish Lady Victoria Aston’s perfect life comes to an end when her parents announce she must save her family from certain ruin ...Read Review

Death Takes a Holiday at Pemberley: A Pride & Prejudice Romantic Fantasy

By Kelly Miller - Published 2019

Genres:

Romance

1815: In this spin-off of Pride and Prejudice, Fitzwilliam Darcy is coaxing his horse up a narrow track, thinking lovingly of his wife Elizabeth ...Read Review

The King and the Catholics: England, Ireland, and the Fight for Religious Freedom, 1780-1829

By Antonia Fraser - Published 2018

Genres:

Nonfiction

In her latest historical non-fiction work, Antonia Fraser brilliantly brings attention to the struggles for emancipation and full citizenship by English and Irish ...Read Review

Merely a Marriage

By Jo Beverley - Published 2017

Genres:

Romance

1817: Lady Ariana Boxstall fears for her brother Norris’s legacy and her own future. If he dies unmarried and without heirs, she will ...Read Review

The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels and Other Gentlemen

By Victoria Alexander - Published 2017

Genres:

Romance

1889. Frantic about the disappearance of her elderly cousin in Paris, bluestocking and committed non-traveler India Prendergast attends a lecture of the Lady Travelers ...Read Review

What Happens Under the Mistletoe

By Candace Camp - By Karen Hawkins - By Meredith Duran - By Sabrina Jeffries - Published 2015

Genres:

Romance

Each year I look forward to reading some of the many holiday-set romance books put out by publishers. An offer to review What ...Read Review

Destiny’s Captive

By Beverly Jenkins - Published 2014

Genres:

Romance

As a young man Noah Yates, the handsome son of a privileged family, endured capture, slavery, and forced piracy. He loves the sea; ...Read Review

A Matter of Grave Concern

By Brenda Novak - Published 2014

Genres:

Romance

In 1830, Abigail Hale efficiently oversees her father’s medical school by day; by night she efficiently procures cadavers for the school. Abigail’s ...Read Review

Forbidden Fashions: Invisible Luxuries in Early Venetian Convents

By Isabella Campagnol - Published 2014

Genres:

Nonfiction

As a costume historian, I jumped at the chance to review this book, especially since the nuns I knew while attending Catholic school ...Read Review

Moonlight on My Mind (Second Sons)

By Jennifer McQuiston - Published 2014Published 2014-03-27

Genres:

Romance

1841. Last year, impetuous red-haired London beauty, Julianne Baxter, had accused Patrick Channing of murdering his older brother, the next Earl of Haversham. However, ...Read Review