My reading list for the month.
- Improper by Darcy Burke.
I got this book from NetGalley for review. Improper by Darcy Burke is a historical fiction novel. A roguish Tobias Powell, Earl of Overton, needs to find a wife quickly after his father’s death because of his father’s will or, he will lose his mother’s house. Fiona Wingate is from Shropshire who has never experienced freedom. She is Tobias’s father’s ward, and now after his death, she is Tobias’s responsibility. Tobias brings her over to London for the social season. A scandal throws both their plans into disarray. I have started reading this, and I am almost eight chapters in. The way the story is moving ahead, it is keeping me hooked.
2. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving is a gothic horror short story, almost a novella. The story is set in 1795 in Sleepy Hollow in a Dutch Settlement in New York. The main character of the story is Ichabod Crane, who is a schoolteacher. Since I saw a few episodes of the TV series Sleepy Hollow, I wanted to read this story. This short story is like a gothic folktale. I did a little research about this story. The story is supposedly inspired by a German folktale. I am very intrigued by its premise.
3. Beauty and the Billionaire by Jessica Clare.
I have read many books by Jessica Clare. I enjoyed the stories that I have read and wanted to read her other works. I read the first book of this Billionaire Boys Club series last year. Beauty and the Billionaire is the second installment. The story follows Hunter Buchanan, who has a dark and tragic past, lives as a recluse at his family estate, and Gretchen Petty, a ghostwriter. A work opportunity brings Gretchen to Hunter’s estate. The story seems promising right now. It is well-paced, and the characters are likable. So far, so good.
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