Jo Noelle writes such lovely stuff.
This Victorian romance is a wonderful counterpart to the rest in the series. I'm loving them all.
Beautiful to watch how Cora and Simon discover they are a perfect pair, though there are secrets to reveal and compassion to be shown. I like their flaws, their strengths, and the way they interact with the characters around them. Scandals, abductions, lots of music (one of my favorite elements in a novel), and magic are used to tell this charming tale.
A wonderful world to escape into. May we all be as lucky as Cora and her friends.
Cora Rey wanted a fresh start in life, but being thrown back in time to 1850 isn’t how she expected to do that. She discovers that Victorian England isn't the pleasant social whirl Jane Austen led her to believe, but when in Rome—or in this case Twickenham . . . She’s determined to have the vacation of a lifetime, especially in the company of a certain duke.
Simon Tuttle never expected to become the duke of Hertfordshire, never wanted it, but now he is, and eligible women seeking a title consider him the next trophy to be taken in the marriage mart. A union of convenience is the most he hopes for due to the shame-filled secret he bears—until he meets Cora. Now, he imagines that a love match could be possible after all. Hiding his secret from society has been easy—hiding it from Cora proves impossible. Can Cora love a man like him despite learning the truth?