How to Talk to Nice English Girls
In the aftermath of The Great War, everything is changing.
But not for Marian Fielding.
Marian’s life is quiet and predictable in the solitude of the English countryside, where she plans to remain. But Marian’s world is turned upside down when she meets brash, confident Katherine Fuller.
Katherine arrives at the Fieldings’ family estate for the wedding of Marian’s sister and...more
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This was a rec from KJ Charles here on Goodreads (she's a good follow for more eclectic and/or self-pubbed books) and I'm glad I picked it up, but I'm not sure I'll read any more books by this author. It was solidly in 'I liked this but meh' territory. Historical f/f romance is so hard to find, and when I've found it, it hasn't often scratched that itch I like my romance nove ...more
I want to thank Farah for bringing this to my attention. It was an entertaining read. The mousy Marian Fielding and the bold ...more
I was really excited when I found out about this book because, while there is a lot of queer historical romance being published right now, there's A sad lack of lesbian historical romance coming out. So this book gets my thumbs up for that alone. It is a fast, sweet read with a few rough edges. Marian feels a little more one dimensional and feels real list stick, even coming from an old fashioned titled family. I would have liked a few more glimpses into her world, a few views o ...more
It took me months to read but for a debut novel, especially a historical romance, this is a strong one. The clash of values, morals, etiquette and upbringings were well-developed and it was nice to see Marian and Katherine were raised differently but still had things in common. Katherine is American and she has more experience than Marian who is older, and a Lady. I also liked that Katherine was interested in business and trade, and how she tried to go ag ...more
With an American protagonist Katherine 'Kitty' who is unconventional and vivacious, with the demure British Marian who is intrigued yet more stoic.
Sparks fly though and the hot and heavy ensues. Does it ever! 😰
The ending wraps up rather quickly and easily, which was my only disappointment. Currently on Kindle unlimited.
Something I enjoyed so very much about this story is that through all of their challenges ...more
“Because I refuse to stand idly by. Women like you and I must make our own futures, Marian. Our fathers won’t give it to us and we won’t marry into it.”
“You will have to fight for the life you want. Sometimes the fight will be obvious and sometimes more subtle, but you will need to control your own decisions. Don’t ever let someone do that for you.”
This book was a delight to read. I really enjoyed reading about Katherine. Her character was interesting. She was bold and witty and a total flir ...more
Square: Lovers Lane (LGBT)
Challenge Pack: Moon
Challenge: Read a LGBT romanace which isn't a contemporary.
For my other square in this neighborhood on the Romanceopoly board I read a M-M romance and I was really happy I did. For this one, I wanted to read a F-F romance. I knew that I didn't want to jump right into the traditional historical romance, not yet at least, so I looked for one that was still historical, but a more recent time period; th ...more
This review is more about my feelings reading it than plot and development. Honestly, I didn’t feel like there was much of a plot…or else the string kept falling away….and I got bored. So here we go:
Lesbian romances and historical fiction are two of my favorite genres…this should be an awesome book, amirite? Well, I is wrong on this one. This story is set in England in the early 1920s. [A ...more
Very sweet historical f/f romance, set in 1920s England. The kind of low-stakes, character-driven, first-time romance that I'm always inevitably drawn to. I honestly would have liked some more character interaction, and maybe some external conflict? The hurdles that they did have to clear with regards to their relationship seemed to disappear so quickly as to be a little unsatisfying. I definitely don't think there always needs to be huge conflicts in romance no ...more
F/F relationships are rare in histrom, so I dove into it eagerly. I wasn't disappointed! The relationship thar builds between Marian and Katherine is sweet and sexy. They bring out the best in each other. Definitely putting this on the read again list!
Set at the end of the English aristocracy, this fun and entertaining, original story is a great, easy read. It recounts the joy and pain of new love as Miriam discovers a world of independence, freedom and romance she never thought possible.