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*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
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His lordship watched the door close behind the two servants, the nail of his forefinger flicking hard against his thumb. He had clearly not realized the extent of Quinn’s and Darby’s affection for one another, and it troubled him. Well, it troubled her, too. Perhaps here was the opportunity to use Delia’s ill-gotten information.
“I believe Mr. Quinn and Darby are well on their way to a deep attachment,” she said carefully.
I don’t read historical fiction often, but when I do I find myself drawn to novels with fantastical elements. The Lady Helen series takes place during the Regency Era, but imagines a world where demon-like creatures roam about and a secret society of demon-hunters are determined to destroy them. You can read my mini-review of this sequel, The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman, here. Cover is linked to Goodreads.
From the Goodreads Synopsis:
“June 1812. Just weeks after her catastrophic coming-out ball, Lady Helen Wrexhall—now disowned by her uncle—is a full member of the demon-hunting Dark Days Club. Her mentor, Lord Carlston, has arranged for Helen to spend the summer season in Brighton so that he can train her new Reclaimer powers. However, the long-term effects of Carlston’s Reclaimer work have taken hold, and his sanity is beginning to slip. At the same time, Carlston’s Dark Days Club colleague and nemesis will stop at nothing to bring Helen over to his side—and the Duke of Selburn is determined to marry her. The stakes are even higher for Helen as she struggles to become the warrior that everyone expects her to be.“