The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels
Book - 2021 Fiction / Holton, India None on shelf 12 requests on 1 copy
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"A prim and proper lady thief must save her aunt from a crazed pirate and his dangerously charming henchman in this fantastical historical romance. Cecilia Bassingwaite is the ideal Victorian lady. She's also a thief. Like the other members of the Wisteria Society crime sorority, she flies around England drinking tea, blackmailing friends, and acquiring treasure by interesting means. Sure, she has a dark and traumatic past and an overbearing aunt, but all things considered, it's a pleasant existence. Until the men show up. Ned Lightbourne is a sometimes assassin who is smitten with Cecilia from the moment they meet. Unfortunately, that happens to be while he's under direct orders to kill her. His employer, Captain Morvath, who possesses a gothic abbey bristling with cannons and an unbridled hate for the world, intends to rid England of all its presumptuous women, starting with the Wisteria Society. Ned has plans of his own. But both men have made one grave mistake: Never underestimate a woman. When Morvath imperils the Wisteria Society, Cecilia is forced to team up with her handsome would-be assassin to save the women who raised her-hopefully proving, once and for all, that she's as much of a scoundrel as the rest of them"-- Provided by publisher.
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Light-hearted Victorian romance romp submitted by spaceykate on August 27, 2022, 4:56pm As far as historical fiction goes, it wasn't quite my cup of tea, but I enjoyed it enough to read until the end. Swashbuckling, thieving mentions but little in-depth action until the last few chapters - the book focused more on building the motives of the characters than really delving into the interpersonal engagements between them. It was fun but left me wanting more substance. Not a bad read if you're looking for something short & low on the cerebral scale.
New York : Jove, 2021.
Year Published: 2021
Description: viii, 324 pages ; 21 cm
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