Review: Flight of Magpies (A Charm of Magpies #3) by K.J. Charles

I found this series right before the previous publishing company it was being published with folded. I was devastated, because it meant waiting months until I could finish the trilogy. Luckily, it was absolutely worth the wait. The conclusion to this trilogy brought together much of the story and plot elements from the previous books,Continue reading “Review: Flight of Magpies (A Charm of Magpies #3) by K.J. Charles”

Reviews: “Song for a Viking” and “Wanted, an Author” by K.J. Charles

The following stories are available for free on the author’s website and cannot be read as stand-alones. They are lovely follow-ups to the novels referenced in the reviews.

Review: Wanted, a Gentleman by K.J. Charles

Happy 500th blog post to me! Thanks for hanging out with me. I was initially unsure whether I wanted to read this book, despite my previous enjoyment of all of the author’s works. However, a quiet evening at home when I knew I was falling ill demanded comfort reading, and this book was the perfectContinue reading “Review: Wanted, a Gentleman by K.J. Charles”

Reviews: “A Confidential Problem” and “A Private Miscellany” (Society of Gentlemen short stories) by K.J. Charles

The two following reviews are of content freely available on the author’s website as supplemental material to the Society of Gentlemen series. Neither can be read as stand-alone, but are best enjoyed following a read of the full series.

Review: Think of England by K.J. Charles

If you’ve ever watched Downton Abbey and thought, “This show could use more espionage, blackmail, and murder,” this is the book for you! What I especially enjoyed about this book is that it is primarily a mystery/thriller with an excellent romance subplot. But more importantly, the romance subplot informs and adds to the tension of theContinue reading “Review: Think of England by K.J. Charles”

Review: “The Ruin of Gabriel Ashleigh” (Society of Gentlemen short story) by K.J. Charles

This short story acts as a sort of prequel to the Society of Gentlemen series, filling in the background for one of the established parings in the full trilogy. It can be read as a stand-alone. My favorite part of this story is card game of “strip poker,” though Ash and Francis are playing aContinue reading “Review: “The Ruin of Gabriel Ashleigh” (Society of Gentlemen short story) by K.J. Charles”

Review: A Gentleman’s Position (Society of Gentlemen #3) by K.J. Charles

Though I was correct in my guess that the final book in this trilogy would involve the relationship between Lord Richard Vane and his valet/spymaster David Cyprian, I wish this series had ended with more of a bang. 

Review: A Seditious Affair (Society of Gentlemen #2) by K.J. Charles

First of all, this can’t be read as a stand-alone. You absolutely have to have read the first book in this series, A Fashionable Indulgence, to understand a significant portion of the larger plot. That being said, this is not a detraction to the book. In fact, I spent a lot of time admiring the plotContinue reading “Review: A Seditious Affair (Society of Gentlemen #2) by K.J. Charles”

Review: A Fashionable Indulgence (Society of Gentlemen #1) by K.J. Charles

Kind words must be said about any book that teaches me about both early nineteenth century men’s fashion AND political history. Obviously, the two are not mutually exclusive. 

Review: Band Sinister by K.J. Charles

I have become very spoiled by how so many of Charles’ books are series that revolve around a group of people, because I desperately want more books featuring these characters. It was a bit overwhelming, being dropped in the midst of so many names and personalities, but it quickly became what made this book soContinue reading “Review: Band Sinister by K.J. Charles”