What are the best romance of November 2016?
Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural, if our bloggers declare a tie ’cause they just can’t choose). It doesn’t have to be a new book, as evidenced below; just something that made the month sparkle a bit more.
My best of November is A Study in Scarlet Women (Lady Sherlock, #1) by Sherry Thomas, an entertaining twist on the Sherlock Holmes legend. What if Holmes wasn't who we thought he is, but instead was a woman, constrained by Victorian society and mores, but possessing the same keen mind and abilities?
Thomas presents us with a tantalizing new series, where Holmes is teamed with Mrs. John Watson and together they work to unravel a series of mysterious deaths.
We're introduced to a number of characters in this first novel, some familiar, some new, and I found the entire experience quite satisfying. There's a hint of a romance, and I wondered if there would be a Mr. Adler in Miss Holmes' future adventures to keep things interesting.
The Virgin and the Viscount by Charis Michaels is the first book I've read by this fairly new author and make no mistake, it won't be the last. It's heavy material, touching on themes of the sex trade a la 1800s England. But this story is also about redemption and second chances. With scenes that had me squeeing and crying, I vacillated between reading slow in order to savor the moments and plowing through to find out what happens next. Historical romance fans, rejoice! This one's a winner winner chicken dinner...or perhaps more fitting, turkey dinner?
[We have a winner!]