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Lamplighter's Special (The Crown Phoenix #3)

4.27 of 5 stars 4.27  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Lizzie and her sister are forced to work in a huge manor and on a steamship to support their family.

They are caught up in several mysteries:

The squire’s oldest son cannot leave the attic
An old typewriter seems to move time and space
A passenger hides in a secret room
A beautiful visitor is plotting against them

And Lizzie discovers that she has a strange, new ability.

She and
Kindle Edition, 2nd edition, 212 pages
Published October 4th 2012 by Myrddin Publishing (first published May 10th 2012)
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Ross Kitson
This third book in the Crown Phoenix series focuses on Neil's sisters--Lizzie, Ninna and Matilda, and their introduction to the ongoing schemes of the delectably devious Barbara and Valiant Cantwell.
The book follows mainly Lizzie, who is an enjoyable and realistic heroine, and her attempts to deal with her parental drug addiction, life in Edwardian service, and unravel a string of mysteries, including a strange lad in the attic, a macabre typewriter with incredible properties, and a hidden passe
Satisfying conclusion alert! The main storyline concludes but you know there is still work to do.

This book we get to follow Neil's family, mostly his sisters. Somehow his parents have been taking the drug that nasty Barbara and her brother Valiant Cantwell were making with the Marchpanes and they do nothing more than sit around. So Neil's sisters have been working their booties off trying to farm some land owned by a nobleman and his two sons. Then they get called up to the Manor to work as cham
Erin Latimer
Another one I devoured in a day. This is a bit different than the others. It's from the point of view of a new character, which surprised me at first. However, I found I slid into the easy, natural rhythm of the narrative without any trouble.

I couldn't put this down, because I really wanted to see what would happen between Lizzie (our MC) who is a housemaid, and Toby the squire's son. I found myself a touch frustrated with Toby, because he sort of KNOWS that if she gets caught with him, she cou
Daniel Cann
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for review from First Rule Publicity from the author as part of a virtual book tour. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

The third book in the Crown Phoenix series focuses on the siblings of Neil and cle
Donna (BLHmistress)
Book 3 in this series, dealt with Lizzie , Ninna and Matlida, Neil's sisters. I really enjoyed getting to know these characters as well. Though this book is surrounded around mainly Lizzie and Ninna , we follow them through their struggles to keep their family together and survive. We also see some nasty characters reappear.

This book was filled with all the drama , humor as the other book with a bit more romance, which I must say I love the blossoming romance of young love. One moment broke my h
Toni L.
Started the fourth book and what a good series.
Really like it.
First, I would like to thank the author Alison DeLuca for giving me this book for an honest review. The world building is nicely done. The story-line is very good. The characters are well developed and written. I really enjoyed reading this book and am looking forward to reading more of this series and more from this author.
Ebraheem Jawamees
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Alison DeLuca is the author of several steampunk and urban fantasy books. She was born in Arizona and has also lived in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Mexico, Ireland, and Spain.

Currently she wrestles words and laundry in New Jersey.
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