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Mortal Arts (Lady Darby, #2) by Anna Lee Huber

Mortal Arts by Anna Lee Huber

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Once again Lady Kiera Darby is thrown into another inquiry this time dealing with her old friend and art teacher William Darby. William was thrown into an insane asylum by his evil father. The situation become even more dire when a local girl is killed and eyes turn to the still healing and troubled William.
With the aid of Sebastian Gage, Kiera set out to fight for the innocence of her beloved friend and find the turn killer.

As sequels go, this just blew the first book away. The story never slowed nor hinder which was my biggest complaint in LD #1. This was also a tad darker as it dealt with mental illnesses in a time where it was never understood as the individual was thrown into an asylum without a backward glance.
I felt poor Kiera was dealt even heavier personal blows this time around. She still has a dark cloud hovering over her from her disaster of a first marriage. With William she feels like he holds a part of he…

The Anatomist's Wife (Lady Darby, #1) by Anna Lee Huber

The Anatomist's Wife by Anna Lee Huber

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I found myself completely immersed within this story- that I was surprised when I reached the end. I was stuck between being at awed and disappointed that it was over! (Lucky for for I still had two books to look forward)

While dealing with subject matters, Anna Lee Huber kept the reader going with a strong mystery that prompt you to continue even when at times the story did tend to slow. You along with Lady Darby and Gage pick up small clues that may lead to one thing or another.

Lady Kiera Darby was a character that I felt deeply for. Stuck in a sort of limbo after the death of her husband who was to put it lightly was a major asshat and put her through hell. Thrown into this case breaks her out of her hiding and self-imposed cage along with her growing relationship with Sebastian Gage an inquiry agent- who confuses and infuriates her.

Gage started off an an enigma and ended as one, with only bits and pieces…

Toast of the Town by Margaret Evans Porter

Toast of the Town by Margaret Evans Porter

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I blame this book for piping my interest in Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and theater laws of the time. Added to that some scary ghosts that haunt the well known theater to this day.

I found myself in thralled by the dramatic of the lead characters -Trevor Cotterell, the Earl of Leafield handsome rich is use to getting what he wants, when he wants. He finds his heir has been up to no good and wants to find out what he's hiding. A plan forms when spots the very beautiful and talented Flora Campion on stage on nigh. He wants her get his heir's secrets and while having her as his new mistress. He's then shocked when Flora tells him no time and again.
Flora wishes to be a true actress, one who doesn't sell herself on stage. So when the earl tries to put her in corners in order to get his way she fights back time with weapons that the earl hasn't comes across before from women of her status- honestly an…