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Valour and Vanity by Mary Robinette Kowal
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Probably my favourite as far as the interactions and maturity and struggle in Jane and Vincent's relationship. Due to circumstances outside their control, an unjustice is done to Jane and Vincent that leaves them penniless and struggling to find work in a country they do not call home. In the end it is Jane who finds employment with the church and Vincent who is left at a loss to contribute funds. He falls into a depression as he struggles to reconcile his inability to be a protector, and proper husband, to his wife, having to rely on her wages to survive. It was a really interesting and almost modern situation where a woman is a bread winner (literally, in this case!) as opposed to a man and I really liked the dialogue it inspired and the strengthening of their relationship that came as a result.

Also, we have nuns helping to conspire with them to right wrongs done to them in their travels. Nuns.
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Reading Progress

June 15, 2016 – Started Reading
June 15, 2016 – Shelved
June 15, 2016 – Shelved as: 2016-reads
June 15, 2016 – Shelved as: alt-history
June 15, 2016 – Shelved as: fantasy
June 15, 2016 – Shelved as: overdrive
June 15, 2016 – Shelved as: regency-romance
June 15, 2016 – Shelved as: finished-in-june-2016
June 15, 2016 – Finished Reading
July 8, 2016 – Shelved as: hist-romance

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