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Articles / February 9, 2020

The English Wife The English Wife by Lauren Willig is $1.99! This is historical fiction with a mystery element, and I love this cover. Some readers found the plot a bit hard to follow. However, others love the dialogue and layers to story. Have you read this one? From the New York Times bestselling author, Lauren Willig, comes this scandalous Gilded Age novel full of family secrets, affairs, and even murder. Annabelle and Bayard Van Duyvil live a charmed life: he’s the scion of an old Knickerbocker family, she grew up in a Tudor manor in England, they had a whirlwind romance in London, they have three year old twins on whom they dote, and he’s recreated her family home on the banks of the Hudson and renamed it Illyria. Yes, there are rumors that she’s having an affair with the architect, but rumors are rumors and people will gossip. But then Bayard is found dead with a knife in his chest on the night of their Twelfth Night Ball, Annabelle goes missing, presumed drowned, and the papers go mad. Bay’s sister, Janie, forms an unlikely alliance with a reporter to uncover the truth, convinced that Bay would never have killed…

Thief of the Heart by MJ Williamz
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Articles / February 9, 2020

Rant Thief of the Heart by MJ Williamz January 14, 2020 · Bold Strokes Books Contemporary RomanceRomance Warning: While I had several issues with this book throughout the story, the thing that really inspired this rant happened right at the very end. Here be spoilers. Here be massive, massive spoilers. Also, rage. I picked up Thief of the Heart for its set up: female FBI agent on the trail of a female jewel thief, and they fall in love. I mean. Women excelling in traditionally male-dominated professions! Enemies to lovers! Career versus love! A morally ambiguous heroine! So much delicious conflict – what could possibly go wrong? So much could go wrong. So much. This book made me bored, and then it made me sad, and then it made me angry, and I’m still angry two days later despite having ranted about it at some length to my husband and my hairdresser, and then to my husband again, which means, oh my beloved Bitchery, that the time has come for me to rant about it to you. Let me tell you a little about the heroines. First, we have Kit, a professional jewel thief who travels from casino to casino,…