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    A Deadly Fortune by Stacie Murphy

    Welcome back, bookish friends. Today, I’m excited to be sharing an excerpt from Stacie Murphy’s newest book, A Deadly Fortune. Just the excerpt of this is giving me the chills! I can’t wait to read it. A historical mystery in the vein of The Alienist, in which a young woman in Gilded Age New York must use a special talent to unravel a deadly conspiracy. Amelia Matthew has done the all-but-impossible, especially for an orphan in Gilded Age New York City. Along with her foster brother Jonas, she has parleyed her modest psychic talent into a safe and comfortable life. But safety and comfort vanish when a head injury leaves…

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    Flirtation and Folly

    A timeless story of self-realization while learning to navigate the shrewd world of polite society. Flirtation and Folly is a story that we can all identify with at some point in our life. Having dreams that you are made for more. Wanting to fit in with the “cool” kids. Wishing you were something other than what you are. No matter your history, we can all identify with Marianne. If you read this for a romance, it might leave you wanting a bit more. There is a touch of romance but it was much less than I was expecting. However, as a story of self awaking it uniquely shows Marinanne’s transformation…

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    The Tobacconist’s Wife

    A truly emotional read, The Tobacconist’s Wife is an epic story of second chances and holding fast to the belief that love conquers all. For any one that enjoys a romance that gives you hope that soul mates will find each other, this is your book! There is a trigger warning needed for abuse -so be warned before you read if that is an issue for you. However, this does play a crucial part in the story. Once again, we realize how little choice Victorian women had in choosing their own path. Marriage did not always bring love and happiness but it could provide security -sometimes a very high cost.…

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    A Trace of Deceit

    Smoke swirling around the darkened doorstep creating mysterious shadows. A carriage racing down the uneven cobblestone street creating a sense of urgency. The distant echoing of the lamplighter’s steps fading into eerie silence. A sudden and unexplained murder. Yes, please! After reading Diane Freeman’s newest novel (and thoroughly enjoying it), I thought maybe I needed to start exploring the world of Victorian mystery. I opened up my email and saw a message asking if I would like to review A Trace of Deceit by Karen Odden. It was an offer too tempting to resist. I am now officially a Victorian mystery lover! A Trace of Deceit is itself a painting…