The Penguin Book of Infidelities

Having just read a couple of novels where the plot involved adultery, I found myself keen to re-read this collection. The Penguin Book of Infidelities, edited by Stephen Brook, is a rich collection of literature on the subject of marital and/or sexual infidelity. The selections include poetry, fictional accounts, letters, and historical records. Brook's stated …

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A Most Unconventional Match

I started A Most Unconventional Match (Julia Justiss, 2008) with low expectations. Maybe I'm getting fussy in my old age, or maybe I just have a better idea of what I want. I've found historicals can be hit and miss, and Regency novels tend to focus on what the kids call "first world problems," which …

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A Scandalous Marriage

A Scandalous Marriage, by Mary Brendan, is the third of four regency era novels involving the sisters of the Meredith family. That may explain the rapid introduction of several characters in the first chapter. Readers who have been following the series and not simply grabbing selections out of the 3 for $1 bin at the …

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