Author: Jennieke Cohen
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Historical Mystery/Romance
Published By: HarperTeen (December 3, 2019)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 4 Stars!
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue meets Jane Austen in this witty, winking historical romance with a dash of mystery!
Lady Victoria Aston has everything she could want: an older sister happily wed, the future of her family estate secure, and ample opportunity to while her time away in the fields around her home.
But now Vicky must marry—or find herself and her family destitute. Armed only with the wisdom she has gained from her beloved novels by Jane Austen, she enters society’s treacherous season.
Sadly, Miss Austen has little to say about Vicky’s exact circumstances: whether the roguish Mr. Carmichael is indeed a scoundrel, if her former best friend, Tom Sherborne, is out for her dowry or for her heart, or even how to fend off the attentions of the foppish Mr. Silby, he of the unfortunate fashion sensibility.
Most unfortunately of all, Vicky’s books are silent on the topic of the mysterious accidents cropping up around her…ones that could prevent her from surviving until her wedding day.
A Dangerous Alliance was an enchanting, heart warming and enthralling mix of history, romance, and mystery. With charming comparisons to some of Jane Austen's most famous novels and characters, it truly was a delight to read.
With engaging characters, a wonderful old world English setting, and a mystery that will keep you on your toes, I couldn't read this one fast enough. I devoured every single page and was sad when it was over because I wasn't ready to say goodbye.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*
This one caught my attention because I love a good historical mystery. I'm so glad to hear it was fun!ReplyDelete
That is what caught mine as well and it really was a lot of fun and different.Delete
oh it looksnice thereReplyDelete
It really was!Delete
I like the sounds of this one!!!ReplyDelete
It was fun!Delete
You know a book is greatgreat when you find it hard to say goodbye. Glad you enjoyed it.ReplyDelete
I'm kind of hoping there will be more. ;)Delete
This sounds like it was such a delightful read! I love when I'm sad at the end of a book, because I know it means I read such a good book.ReplyDelete
Lindy@ A Bookish Escape
It's one of the best feelings for sure!Delete
Oh this definitely looks fun! Love that cover too! :)ReplyDelete
I do like the old timey feel to the cover as well!Delete
I can see why you liked it Kindlemom. Interesting cover, very vintage looking. Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
I thin it looks that way as well!Delete
comparing to jane austen...must be good then. :-)ReplyDelete
sherry @ fundinmental
This sounds good and yes to Austen retellings! I still want to read The Gentleman’s Guide. Great review!!ReplyDelete
I need to read that one as well!Delete
I love the cover, and definitely interested to know how the author managed to give it a Jane Austen spin.ReplyDelete
It was a fun spin. ;)Delete
Sounds like you had a good time with this one.ReplyDelete
I really did. :DDelete
I was offered this one for review and it sounded just what I'd like, but I couldn't possibly fit it in. It sounds great the way you describe it.ReplyDelete
Maybe you can pick it up another time. ;) If you do, I hope you like it!!Delete
I need to dive into this one. :-)ReplyDelete
Anna from elements of emaginette
I'm glad you enjoyed this one. I love the cover!! So simple, but pretty.ReplyDelete
I agree, it really is.Delete
I am on a mystery kick so I am definitely going to check this one out. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.ReplyDelete
Thanks for checking it out and I hope you like it!Delete
love a good historical mystery, this one does sound so good!ReplyDelete
I really do as well. :DDelete
Love Jane Austen's romances so this with the addition of a bit of mystery sounds exactly like a story I'd enjoy. I'll check it out. :)ReplyDelete
I hope you like it as well!Delete