torstai 9. kesäkuuta 2016

Courtney Milan: The governess affair, The suffragette scandal ja Talk sweetly to me

Courtney Milan hämmästytti näissä viihteellisissä tarinoissa, joiden sankarit ja erityisesti sankarittaret ovat melkolailla epätavallisia historiallisten viihderomaanien lajityypille.

Pienoisromaanit The governess affair ja Talk sweetly to me sekä romaani The suffragette scandal olivat suorastaan yllättäviä, sillä romaaneissa liikutaan muun muassa naisasialiikkeen, tasa-arvon ja matematiikan tematiikassa. Huumoriakin kirjoissa on riittämiin. Milan nousi kerralla ykkössuosikiksi tässä kirjallisuuden lajityypissä.

The governess affair (NLA Digital Liaison Platform LLC, 2012; ISBN 9781620510308)

She will not give up. Three months ago, governess Serena Barton was let go from her position. Unable to find new work, she's demanding compensation from the man who got her sacked: a petty, selfish, swinish duke. But it's not the duke she fears. It's his merciless man of business -- the man known as the Wolf of Clermont.

The suffragette scandal (NLA Digital LLC, 2014; ISBN 978-1-937248-26-0)

Miss Frederica "Free" Marshall has put her heart and soul into her newspaper, known for its outspoken support of women's rights. Naturally, her enemies are intent on destroying her business and silencing her for good. Free refuses to be at the end of her rope...but she needs more rope, and she needs it now.

Edward Clark's aristocratic family abandoned him to die in a war-torn land, so he survived the only way he could: by becoming a rogue and a first-class forger. When the same family that left him for dead vows to ruin Miss Marshall, he offers his help. So what if he has to lie to her? She's only a pawn to use in his revenge.

Talk sweetly to me (NLA Digital LLC, 2014; ISBN 978-1-937248-22-2)

Nobody knows who Miss Rose Sweetly is, and she prefers it that way. She's a shy, mathematically-minded shopkeeper's daughter who dreams of the stars. All of England knows who Stephen Shaughnessy is. He's an infamous advice columnist and a known rake. When he moves into the house next door to Rose, she discovers that he's also wickedly funny, devilishly flirtatious, and heart-stoppingly handsome. But when he takes an interest in her mathematical work, she realizes that Mr. Shaughnessy isn't just a scandal waiting to happen. He's waiting to happen to her.

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