I woke up really early yesterday and decided I would read some “light” reading. I finished A Rogue of One’s Own by Evie Dunsmore a few hours later, after getting totally immersed in the story. This book was a treat to read. A true brain bon bon. Romance and a bit of history. It’s the second book in a series called A League of Extraordinary Women.
Here’s the book blurb for those who like to know what they’re getting into:
My review on Goodreads
This was a treat to read. I liked the humor and historical items throughout. It has all the elements of a good romance novel, but adds in some historical bits along the way that give it depth. I also enjoyed the portrayals of certain types of characters with modern openness, but without preaching at the reader (sometimes quite difficult to do). The Married Women’s Property Act is a real thing, and was a huge change in how women could control their own property after marriage. The book touches on it, but again, not preaching.
An enjoyable read. I gave it 5 stars for the genre and extra layers of interest.
The first book of the same series is also quite good. I include the link here if you want to check out the first few pages through Amazon.
Bringing Down the Duke
Here’s the lead in from the Amazon description: “England, 1879. Annabelle Archer, the brilliant but destitute daughter of a country vicar, has earned herself a place among the first cohort of female students at the renowned University of Oxford. In return for her scholarship, she must support the rising women’s suffrage movement. ”
I read this one a few months ago, and enjoyed it. Five star rating.
My Goodreads review of Book 1
A lively, engaging romance with a bit of history tossed in. Surprisingly good for a debut novel. I would have thought the author had written many books already. Strong voice and entertaining scenes.
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