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Unmasking Miss Appleby

Book 1, Baleful Godmother

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Description

"Sexy, unusual, and vastly entertaining. The best historical romance I've read this year."
~ Anna Campbell, author of the Dashing Widows series

"A ridiculously wonderful story!"
~ NetGalley reviewer

On her 25th birthday, Charlotte Appleby receives an unusual gift: the ability to change shape.

Penniless and orphaned, she sets off for London to make her fortune as a man. But a position as secretary to Lord Cosgrove proves unexpectedly challenging. Someone is trying to destroy Cosgrove and his life is increasingly in jeopardy.

As Charlotte plunges into London’s backstreets at Cosgrove’s side, hunting his persecutor, she finds herself fighting for her life—and falling in love…

"The best historical romance I have read all year."
~ Rachel @ Heroes & Heartbreakers

"THIS IS SO FUN. I want to grab people on the street and make them read it!"
~ Goodreads reviewer

Length: Full-length novel of 94,000 words
Sensuality level: A hot Regency romance with steamy love scenes

Q & A with the author

How would you describe this series?

It's Regency England with a dash of magic. I hope to take readers on a journey from the glittering ballrooms of the aristocracy to the dark underbelly of Regency England – with passion, danger, adventure, romance, and a little magic thrown into the mix.

Why did you write this series?

I wanted to get my well-bred heroines out of the drawing rooms and put them in the way of adventure and romance. But I didn’t want to write a series where magic is common; I wanted to write a series where only a few characters have magic, and it’s a deep, dark secret, and no one else knows.

How would you describe your writing?

Several reviewers have likened my writing to Georgette Heyer, which is the hugest compliment ever. I adore Georgette Heyer! She’s why I write historical romance, and I reread her books over and over. (If you’ve not read The Grand Sophy, please do so!) I’ve also had readers compare my writing to Courtney Milan and Mary Balogh, which are also massive compliments.

Who would like this series?

This series will appeal to readers who enjoy the historical backdrop of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen, the emotion of Mary Balogh and Courtney Milan, and the magic of Patricia Rice and Mary Robinette Kowal. Quite a broad range, really!

What order should I read the series in?

Each book, whether a novel or novella, can be read as a standalone, but many readers prefer to read them in order. And although the series is set in Regency England, a quartet of medieval novellas form the prequel.

The ideal reading order would be:

The Fey Quartet (series prequel)
Maythorn’s Wish
Hazel’s Promise
Ivy’s Choice
Larkspur’s Quest

The Baleful Godmother series
Unmasking Miss Appleby
Resisting Miss Merryweather
Trusting Miss Trentham
Claiming Mister Kemp
Ruining Miss Wrotham
Discovering Miss Dalrymple

Plus three more interlinked Baleful Godmother series to come.

Happy reading!

Customer Reviews

Great read.

I was a little hesitant to read it based on the book description, but I’m glad I did! It was a good, easy read. The characters were great and the dialogue was perfect. Will definitely read more by this author.

Great story with a faerie twist!!

First time reader for this author and can’t wait to read another story. Great story telling and was hard to put down. Look forward to reading more in this series.

Unmasking Miss Appleby

Emily Larkin’s writing is a delightful mix of romance, old world charm, and intrigue. Once you start reading a book it’s hard to leave it till you reach the end.

Unmasking Miss Appleby
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Historical
  • Published: Nov 07, 2016
  • Publisher: Emily Larkin
  • Seller: Emily Gee
  • Print Length: 391 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Baleful Godmother
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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