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Lady of Bolton Hill, The  by Elizabeth CamdenThe Lady of Bolton Hill by Elizabeth Camden. $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:

Female journalists are rare in 1879, but American-born Clara Endicott has finally made a name for herself with her provocative articles championing London’s poor. When the backlash from her work forces a return home to Baltimore, Clara finds herself face-to-face with a childhood sweetheart who is no longer the impoverished factory worker she once knew. In her absence, Daniel Tremain has become a powerful industry giant and Clara finds him as enigmatic as ever. However, Daniel’s success is fueled by resentment from past wounds and Clara’s deeply-held beliefs about God’s grace force Daniel to confront his own motives. When Clara’s very life is endangered by one of Daniel’s adversaries, they must face a reckoning neither of them ever could have foreseen.

Camden is an inspirational writer but from what I’ve read in the reviews and from Kelly here at Dear Author, religion is not an overwhelming part of the story. Camden does seem to write unique historical periods.

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Death in Venice Thomas MannDeath in Venice by Thomas Mann. $ 2.99

From the Jacket Copy:

The world-famous masterpiece by Nobel laureate Thomas Mann — here in a new translation by Michael Henry Heim

Published on the eve of World War I, a decade after Buddenbrooks had established Thomas Mann as a literary celebrity, Death in Venice tells the story of Gustav von Aschenbach, a successful but aging writer who follows his wanderlust to Venice in search of spiritual fulfillment that instead leads to his erotic doom.In the decaying city, besieged by an unnamed epidemic, he becomes obsessed with an exquisite Polish boy, Tadzio. “It is a story of the voluptuousness of doom,” Mann wrote. “But the problem I had especially in mind was that of the artist’s dignity.”

From the reviews, this appears to be a collection of short stories. The reviews are strong calling the writing pure poetry.

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To Protect an Heiress by Andrea BassoTo Protect an Heiress by Andrea Basso. $ 1.99

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Adrienne Basso crafts a spellbinding tale of suspense, mystery, and unexpected passion among the elegant salons and ballrooms of Regency England…
Blessed with beauty, fortune, and noble birth, Lady Meredith Barrington puzzles the ton by choosing to remain single. Then a roguish bet placed by her younger brothers leads Meredith to impulsively flirt with—and boldly kiss—the handsome, brooding Marquess of Dardington. A threatened scandal results in a hasty wedding. Theirs is a marriage of convenience, and Meredith is determined to maintain her usual independent ways. Then an apparent accident nearly takes her life, and Meredith, shaken, finds herself turning again and again to her husband, for comfort, for reassurance…and more.

Trevor Morley, Marquess of Dardington, is less than pleased when he’s forced to wed, and vows to avoid his lovely wife—no matter how tempting that soul-stirring kiss in the garden. But when the ton is rocked by a string of savage murders, Trevor comes to realize that the killer has targeted Meredith. He ensures that he’s always at her side…day and night. Their intimacy ignites a fiery passion between them, and both are stunned to discover that what began in rueful obedience to Society’s dictates has become a love match. But can Trevor protect the woman he cherishes from deadly harm?

To Protect an Heiress, you need a lot of flowers. And a red velvet curtain.

Reviews for the book are mixed. One reviewer was turned off by the heroine getting her best friend’s husband 8 years after said BFF died. Another reviewer said that the author should have used more than just the word penis and that a woman on top wasn’t really a naughty position.

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The Taming of Lady Kate G.G. VandagriffThe Taming of Lady Kate by G.G. Vandagriff. $ 1.99.

From the Jacket Copy:

Lady Kate Derramore and the Marquis of Northbrooke have one thing in common: In order to receive their inheritances, they must marry. Lady Kate, prevented from marrying the man she loves by her father’s will, determines to marry for convenience. With the forthrightness for which she is noted, she sets her sights on Jack—aforesaid Marquis. Jack, meanwhile, has tumbled into love with Kate at their first meeting. All might have gone swimmingly, were it not for his “other life,” the mysterious job that calls him out of town at the most inopportune moments. Unwittingly, he puts Lady Kate’s life in danger, and while attempting to rescue her comes up against her “reins-grabbing” nature. Will he ever be able to master Lady Kate? Will he ever be able to oust another man from her heart? And, despite Kate’s penchant for disaster, will he be able to save her life and his own?

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Nancy B
    Aug 18, 2013 @ 12:11:39

    It was one of Camden’s most recent books that Kelly said did not have religion as an overpowering influence on the story. However, I read Lady of Bolton Hill and religion was a big part of the story – the heroine converts the hero of her story and the hero of the sequel. The first part of Lady of Bolton Hill is sweet and well-done but the second half is silly and overdramatic. The characters start saying ridiculous things and the story turns sappy.

  2. Donna Thorland
    Aug 18, 2013 @ 12:27:40

    “To Protect an Heiress, you need a lot of flowers. And a red velvet curtain.”

    I could not stop laughing at this.

  3. Lynn S.
    Aug 18, 2013 @ 16:55:37

    But the flowers, they are so pretty.

    Apparently to tame Lady Kate all you need to do is give her the Emma Hamilton Glamour Shots makeover.

  4. Rebeca (Another one)
    Aug 19, 2013 @ 10:50:46

    The Taming Kate picture was on the front of my copy of Wuthering Heights.

    I did a google images search and found it.

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