A Dangerous Kind of Lady

A Dangerous Kind of Lady
Author: Mia Vincy
Pages: 362
ISBN: 1925882055
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Release: 2020-07-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A desperate situation calls for dangerous deeds... Proud heiress Arabella Larke has little respect for rules and no time for scruples, not when she faces marriage to a man she loathes and fears. Determined to save herself, Arabella comes up with a plan: a fake engagement with her childhood nemesis, Guy Roth, Marquess of Hardbury, recently returned home after years away. To Arabella's surprise, Guy has become strong, honorable, and unexpectedly attractive...but he refuses to even hear her plan. After leaving England to escape his corrupt, controlling father, Guy has vowed never to do anyone's bidding again-certainly not Arabella's. To Guy's surprise, Arabella has become intriguing, quick-witted, and unexpectedly attractive, but he has enough drama trying to gain custody of his younger sisters, and he wants nothing to do with her dubious schemes. Until Arabella shows up at his house one night, and Guy finds himself entangled to a dangerous degree... Warm, witty, and moving, this historical romance tells the story of a proud, flawed lady, and the man brave enough to love her. ​

The Dangerous Kind

The Dangerous Kind
Author: Deborah O'Connor
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781785762086
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Release: 2019-04-11
Editor: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Perfect for fans of Richard and Judy picks The Silent Patient and He Said/She Said. What if the people you trust are the ones you should fear most? We all recognise them: those who send prickles up the back of our necks. The charmers, the liars, the manipulators. Those who have the potential to go that one step too far. And then take another step. Each week Jessamine Gooch broadcasts a radio show about convicted killers. But when she is approached for help in solving a current case, around a troubled missing woman, she faiis to realise there is a dark figure closer to home, one that threatens the safety of her own family . . . Relentlessly gripping, The Dangerous Kind is a thriller that will make you second-guess everyone you meet. What people are saying about THE DANGEROUS KIND 'Brilliantly compelling' T.M. Logan 'Dark and unpredictable' Jenny Quintana 'One of the best page-turners around' Glamour 'Gritty, gripping and timely' Heat 'Searingly relevant' Gillian McAllister 'Dark, uncompromising but full of heart. It gave me goosebumps' Holly Seddon 'Tense right from the first pitch black scene' Amy Lloyd 'Great concept, silky prose & originality oozing off every page' Eva Dolan 'Absolutely brilliant . . . a really sophisticated, smart, engaging thriller' Jo Spain 'Dark, disturbing, devilishly plotted' Chris Whitaker 'Terrifyingly plausible . . . One of the thrillers of the year' Martyn Waites

A Lady s Formula for Love

A Lady s Formula for Love
Author: Elizabeth Everett
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780593200636
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Release: 2021-02-09
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What is a Victorian lady's formula for love? Mix one brilliant noblewoman and her enigmatic protection officer. Add in a measure of danger and attraction. Heat over the warmth of humor and friendship, and the result is more than simple chemistry--it's elemental. Lady Violet is keeping secrets. First, she founded a clandestine sanctuary for England's most brilliant female scientists. Second, she is using her genius on a confidential mission for the Crown. But the biggest secret of all? Her feelings for protection officer Arthur Kneland. Solitary and reserved, Arthur learned the hard way to put duty first. But the more time he spends in the company of Violet and the eccentric club members, the more his best intentions go up in flames. Literally. When a shadowy threat infiltrates Violet's laboratories, endangering her life and her work, scientist and bodyguard will find all their theories put to the test--and learn that the most important discoveries are those of the heart.

Too Dangerous For a Lady

Too Dangerous For a Lady
Author: Jo Beverley
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780698175709
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Release: 2015-04-07
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The new novel in the Rogue Series from the New York Times bestselling author—and five-time RITA Award winner… Lady Hermione Merryhew, daughter of an impoverished marquess, already has her share of problems. The last thing she needs is an intruder in her bedroom, especially not a fugitive thief. She should scream, but the shabby rascal is a man from her past. Six years ago, at her first ball, dashing Lieutenant Mark Thayne failed to steal a kiss, but succeeded in stealing a little of her heart. She's older and wiser now. She can't toss him to the wolves. Besides, she wants that kiss. Now Viscount Faringay, Mark has never forgotten Lady Hermione, but he mustn't involve her in his dangerous life. He's infiltrated the Crimson Band, violent revolutionaries who plan a bloodbath in London, and if he survives the night he will be able to destroy them. Hermione is involved, however, and only he can protect her.

A Wicked Kind of Husband

A Wicked Kind of Husband
Author: Mia Vincy
Pages: 386
ISBN: 1925882012
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Release: 2018-10-05
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A marriage of convenience romance set in Regency London, featuring a rude, badly behaved industrialist and a polite, family-oriented lady. Hilarious, heartrending and hot! 2019 RITA Finalist for Best Historical Romance: Long and Best First Book.

Dangerous Alliance An Austentacious Romance

Dangerous Alliance  An Austentacious Romance
Author: Jennieke Cohen
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780062857323
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Release: 2019-12-03
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue meets Jane Austen in this witty, winking historical romance with a dash of mystery! Lady Victoria Aston has everything she could want: an older sister happily wed, the future of her family estate secure, and ample opportunity to while her time away in the fields around her home. But now Vicky must marry—or find herself and her family destitute. Armed only with the wisdom she has gained from her beloved novels by Jane Austen, she enters society’s treacherous season. Sadly, Miss Austen has little to say about Vicky’s exact circumstances: whether the roguish Mr. Carmichael is indeed a scoundrel, if her former best friend, Tom Sherborne, is out for her dowry or for her heart, or even how to fend off the attentions of the foppish Mr. Silby, he of the unfortunate fashion sensibility. Most unfortunately of all, Vicky’s books are silent on the topic of the mysterious accidents cropping up around her…ones that could prevent her from surviving until her wedding day.

The Ruthless Lady s Guide to Wizardry

The Ruthless Lady s Guide to Wizardry
Author: C. M. Waggoner
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781984805874
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Release: 2021-01-12
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sparks fly in this enchanting fantasy novel from the author of Unnatural Magic when a down-and-out fire witch and a young gentlewoman join forces against a deadly conspiracy. Dellaria Wells, petty con artist, occasional thief, and partly educated fire witch, is behind on her rent in the city of Leiscourt—again. Then she sees the “wanted” sign, seeking Female Persons, of Martial or Magical ability, to guard a Lady of some Importance, prior to the celebration of her Marriage. Delly fast-talks her way into the job and joins a team of highly peculiar women tasked with protecting their wealthy charge from unknown assassins. Delly quickly sets her sights on one of her companions, the confident and well-bred Winn Cynallum. The job looks like nothing but romance and easy money until things take a deadly (and undead) turn. With the help of a bird-loving necromancer, a shapeshifting schoolgirl, and an ill-tempered reanimated mouse named Buttons, Delly and Winn are determined to get the best of an adversary who wields a twisted magic and has friends in the highest of places.

One Dangerous Lady

One Dangerous Lady
Author: Jane Stanton Hitchcock
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780062206572
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Release: 2012-06-26
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Jane Stanton Hitchcock, New York Times bestselling author of sophisticated thrillers Trick of the Eye and Social Crimes, comes One Dangerous Lady, a gripping mystery about a socialite’s daring investigation into the disappearance of a wealthy art collector. While in Barbados for a lavish high-society wedding, Jo Slater—once on the brink of social obscurity—is back on top of her game. But when her old friend, Russell Cole, disappears, Jo is convinced he’s the victim of foul play—and that the perfectly manicured fingers of his latest wife, Carla, are all over the so-called accident. Back in Manhattan, Carla’s stunningly fast rise up the social ladder adds fuel to Jo’s suspicions. And when a mysterious figure from Jo’s past returns and tries to bring her down, the Park Avenue set learns that, when crossed, she is one dangerous lady.

A Dangerous Act of Kindness

A Dangerous Act of Kindness
Author: LP Fergusson
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9781788633673
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Release: 2019-03-28
Editor: Canelo
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What would you risk for a complete stranger? When widow Millie Sanger finds injured enemy pilot Lukas Schiller on her farm, the distant war is suddenly at her doorstep. Compassionate Millie knows he’ll be killed if discovered, and makes the dangerous decision to offer him shelter from the storm. On opposite sides of the inescapable conflict, the two strangers forge an unexpected and passionate bond. But as the snow thaws, the relentless fury of World War Two forces them apart, leaving only the haunting memories of what they shared, and an understanding that their secret must never see light. As Millie’s dangerous act of kindness sets them on paths they never could have expected, those closest to them become their greatest threats, and the consequences of compassion prove deadly... A Dangerous Act of Kindness is a beautiful, harrowing love story, perfect for fans of Rachel Hore and Santa MontefiorePraise for A Dangerous Act of Kindness 'A story of love, kindness and hope against the backdrop of World War Two weaving in themes of tragedy, guilt and treason. Beautifully written, with believable, well-rounded characters. Thoroughly enjoyed reading this, and will be re-reading again before long!' Reader review 'This book appealed to me when I first heard about it. What I did not expect was to be completely and utterly blown away by it. It is such an exquisitely written and well-researched, thought-provoking novel... this one is going to stay with me for a very long time' Reader review ‘A completely absorbing read, I loved every page of it, it is so well-written, plotted, paced – it had me holding my breath as the tension built and built... an exceptional book’ Reader review ‘I absolutely love historical fiction, especially from the Second World War period. A Dangerous Act of Kindness did not disappoint. It was well written and a brilliant storyline. I could not put it down it was truly captivating’ Reader review ‘Definitely a must read if you enjoy reading historical fiction based around World War Two’ Reader review ‘Historical fiction at its best’ Reader review ‘Set during the Second World War and beautifully written... a story of love and kindness and hope’ Reader review ‘I was gripped by this wartime romance with a difference’ Reader review

Tall Duke and Dangerous

Tall  Duke  and Dangerous
Author: Megan Frampton
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780062867452
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Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Megan Frampton returns with the second book in the Hazards of Dukes series, a series that made Sarah MacLean say "Make Megan Frampton your next read!" He needs a bride… Nash, the “dangerous” Duke of Malvern, has always bristled against the rules of English society. Hot tempered and fearful of becoming like his brutish late father, he lives a life of too much responsibility and too little joy. And although he’s vowed to never marry, a duke has a duty—and there’s only one way to get himself an heir and a spare. So Nash reluctantly takes a look around at society’s available young ladies to see who might be willing to put up with his one-word answers and frequent glowers. She longs for love… After the death of her father and wicked stepmother, Ana Maria goes from virtual servant to lady-in-training, and while society life has its benefits—gorgeous gowns!—its restrictive rules stifle her sprit. And when her independent actions put her in danger, her half-brother insists Nash teach her some self-defense. While most of London’s ladies find Nash intimidating, she only sees a man who needs introducing to all the joys life has to offer. So although officially they are coming together for fighting lessons, unofficially their physical contact begins to blur the line between friendship and begins to grown into something more…

Mad Bad Dangerous to Know

Mad  Bad   Dangerous to Know
Author: Samira Ahmed
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781616959906
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Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Soho Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discover New York Times bestseller Samira Ahmed’s romantic, sweeping adventure through the streets of Paris told in alternating narratives that bridge centuries, continents, and the lives of two young Muslim women fighting to write their own stories. Smash the patriarchy. Eat all the pastries. It’s August in Paris and 17-year-old Khayyam Maquet—American, French, Indian, Muslim—is at a crossroads. This holiday with her parents should be a dream trip for the budding art historian. But her maybe-ex-boyfriend is ghosting her, she might have just blown her chance at getting into her dream college, and now all she really wants is to be back home in Chicago figuring out her messy life instead of brooding in the City of Light. Two hundred years before Khayyam’s summer of discontent, Leila is struggling to survive and keep her true love hidden from the Pasha who has “gifted” her with favored status in his harem. In the present day—and with the company of Alex, a très charmant teen descendant of Alexandre Dumas—Khayyam searches for a rumored lost painting, uncovering a connection between Leila and Alexandre Dumas, Eugène Delacroix, and Lord Byron that may have been erased from history. Echoing across centuries, Leila and Khayyam’s lives intertwine, and as one woman’s long-forgotten life is uncovered, another’s is transformed.

Outlawed

Outlawed
Author: Anna North
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781635575439
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Release: 2021-01-05
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK A BELLETRIST BOOK CLUB PICK "A masterpiece." - R.O. Kwon The Crucible meets True Grit in this riveting adventure story of a fugitive girl, a mysterious gang of robbers, and their dangerous mission to transform the Wild West. In the year of our Lord 1894, I became an outlaw. The day of her wedding, 17 year old Ada's life looks good; she loves her husband, and she loves working as an apprentice to her mother, a respected midwife. But after a year of marriage and no pregnancy, in a town where barren women are routinely hanged as witches, her survival depends on leaving behind everything she knows. She joins up with the notorious Hole in the Wall Gang, a band of outlaws led by a preacher-turned-robber known to all as the Kid. Charismatic, grandiose, and mercurial, the Kid is determined to create a safe haven for outcast women. But to make this dream a reality, the Gang hatches a treacherous plan that may get them all killed. And Ada must decide whether she's willing to risk her life for the possibility of a new kind of future for them all. Featuring an irresistibly no-nonsense, courageous, and determined heroine, Outlawed dusts off the myth of the old West and reignites the glimmering promise of the frontier with an entirely new set of feminist stakes. Anna North has crafted a pulse-racing, page-turning saga about the search for hope in the wake of death, and for truth in a climate of small-mindedness and fear.

How to Spot a Dangerous Man Before You Get Involved

How to Spot a Dangerous Man Before You Get Involved
Author: Sandra L. Brown
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9780897934473
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Release: 2005
Editor: Hunter House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author of Counseling Victims of Violence identifies the types of men women should avoid, including physical abusers, men who want mothers, men who prey on lonely women, men to are emotional unavailable, and dangerously clingy men. Original.

The Lady Rogue

The Lady Rogue
Author: Jenn Bennett
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781534431997
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Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: Simon Pulse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A swashbuckling adventure.” —Booklist “A rollicking Indiana Jones flick with a female lead.” —BCCB The Last Magician meets A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue in this thrilling, “breathless” (Kirkus Reviews) tale filled with magic and set in the mysterious Carpathian Mountains where a girl must hunt down Vlad the Impaler’s cursed ring in order to save her father. Some legends never die… Traveling with her treasure-hunting father has always been a dream for Theodora. She’s read every book in his library, has an impressive knowledge of the world’s most sought-after relics, and has all the ambition in the world. What she doesn’t have is her father’s permission. That honor goes to her father’s nineteen-year-old protégé—and once-upon-a-time love of Theodora’s life—Huck Gallagher, while Theodora is left to sit alone in her hotel in Istanbul. Until Huck returns from an expedition without her father and enlists Theodora’s help in rescuing him. Armed with her father’s travel journal, the reluctant duo learns that her father had been digging up information on a legendary and magical ring that once belonged to Vlad the Impaler—more widely known as Dracula—and that it just might be the key to finding him. Journeying into Romania, Theodora and Huck embark on a captivating adventure through Gothic villages and dark castles in the misty Carpathian Mountains to recover the notorious ring. But they aren’t the only ones who are searching for it. A secretive and dangerous occult society with a powerful link to Vlad the Impaler himself is hunting for it, too. And they will go to any lengths—including murder—to possess it.

A Beastly Kind of Earl

A Beastly Kind of Earl
Author: Mia Vincy
Pages: 382
ISBN: 1925882039
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Release: 2020-01-26
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An outcast fighting for her future... Thea Knight loves a spot of mischief. She especially loves her current mischief: masquerading as her sister, while finalizing her scheme to expose the dastardly knaves whose lies ruined her life. Then big, bad-tempered Lord Luxborough upends her game by maneuvering her into marriage. But it's her sister's name on the license, so the marriage won't be valid. Thea's idea? Keep pretending to be her sister until she can run away. A recluse haunted by his past... Rafe Landcross, Earl of Luxborough, has no love for mischief. Or marriage. Or people, for that matter. The last thing he wants is a wife--but if he marries, he'll receive a large sum of much-needed money. Then he learns that Thea Knight is using a false name. Rafe's idea? Pretend he doesn't know her true identity, marry her, and send her packing once the money is his. A compelling attraction that changes their lives But as passion ignites and secrets emerge, the mutual deception turns tricky fast. Rafe and Thea face irresistible temptations, unsettling revelations, and a countdown to the day when Thea must leave... Fun, tender, and steamy, this Gothic-flavored historical romance tells of a fake marriage between a grumpy, scarred hero and a trickster heroine who reminds him how to play.

The Last Book in the Universe

The Last Book in the Universe
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780545303873
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Release: 2013-03-01
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This fast-paced action novel is set in a future where the world has been almost destroyed. Like the award-winning novel Freak the Mighty, this is Philbrick at his very best. It's the story of an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz, who begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the planet. In a world where most people are plugged into brain-drain entertainment systems, Spaz is the rare human being who can see life as it really is. When he meets an old man called Ryter, he begins to learn about Earth and its past. With Ryter as his companion, Spaz sets off an unlikely quest to save his dying sister -- and in the process, perhaps the world.

The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window
Author: A. J. Finn
Pages: 447
ISBN: 0008234183
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Release: 2018-11-29
Editor: HarperCollins publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER OVER 2 MILLION COPIES SOLD!'Astounding. Thrilling. Amazing' Gillian Flynn'One of those rare books that really is unputdownable' Stephen King'Twisted to the power of max' Val McDermid'A dark, twisty confection' Ruth Ware What did she see? It's been ten months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside. Anna's lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. A picture-perfect family, they are an echo of the life that was once hers. But one evening, a scream rips across the silence, and Anna witnesses something horrifying. Now she must uncover the truth about what really happened. But if she does, will anyone believe her? And can she even trust herself?

A Vow So Bold and Deadly

A Vow So Bold and Deadly
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781547602599
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Release: 2021-01-26
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Kingdoms will clash. Choose your side. The incredible conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer's Cursebreaker series. Face your fears, fight the battle. Emberfall is crumbling fast, torn between those who believe Rhen is the rightful prince and those who are eager to begin a new era under Grey, the true heir. Grey has agreed to wait two months before attacking Emberfall, and in that time, Rhen has turned away from everyone--even Harper, as she desperately tries to help him find a path to peace. Fight the battle, save the kingdom. Meanwhile, Lia Mara struggles to rule Syhl Shallow with a gentler hand than her mother. But after enjoying decades of peace once magic was driven out of their lands, some of her subjects are angry Lia Mara has an enchanted prince and a magical scraver by her side. As Grey's deadline draws nearer, Lia Mara questions if she can be the queen her country needs. As the two kingdoms come closer to conflict, loyalties are tested, love is threatened, and an old enemy resurfaces who could destroy them all, in this stunning conclusion to bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer's Cursebreaker series.

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
Author: Kim Michele Richardson
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781443458665
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Release: 2019-05-07
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1936, Bluet is the last of the Kentucky Blues. In the dusty Appalachian hills of Troublesome Creek, nineteen and blue-skinned, Bluet has used up her last chance for “respectability” and a marriage bed. Instead, she joins the historical Pack Horse Library Project of Kentucky and becomes a librarian, riding up treacherous mountains on a mule to deliver books and other reading material to the poor hill communities of Eastern Kentucky. Along her dangerous route, Bluet confronts many who are distrustful of her blue skin. Not everyone is so keen on Bluet’s family or the Library Project, and the impoverished Kentuckians are quick to blame a Blue for any trouble in their small town. Inspired by the true and historical blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek provides an authentic Appalachian voice to a story of hope, heartbreak and raw courage and shows one woman’s strength, despite it all, to push beyond the dark woods of Troublesome Creek.

My Lady Jane

My Lady Jane
Author: Cynthia Hand,Brodi Ashton,Jodi Meadows
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780062391797
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Release: 2016-06-07
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This comical, fantastical, romantical, New York Times bestselling, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey is “an uproarious historical fantasy that’s not to be missed” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind YA fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help. At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane gets to be Queen of England. Like that could go wrong. New York Times Bestseller * Publishers Weekly Best Young Adult Book of the Year * Bustle Best Young Adult Book of the Year * YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults And don't miss the authors' next fun read, My Plain Jane!