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Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore, published 2019

                 This was a great book; I thoroughly enjoyed every part of it. I would reread it in a heartbeat and the next books in the series are on my to-do list. I’ve always had a soft spot for historical-fiction romances, especially ones set in old England, and this one topped all. The attention to detail was amazing, and while I’m not sure how historically accurate it is, it certainly seemed like it was written straight from the 1880’s.  I loved how we got to dig further into the characters’ personalities as the book progressed. The characters were so deep and I loved how everything played out. Certain twists and turns in the plot were unexpected and it was fun to be surprised. I admit, I wish that the main character was a bit more vengeful and had gone back to wrong those who’d wronged her because that would’ve been satisfying, but alas, a life well lived will always be the best kind of revenge I suppose.  I also loved the cover, which is the perfect balance between old Engla

The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton, published 2020

     This book gets 4.75 stars and it was all around a great book. The characters were relevant and reflective of modern lifestyles, which was refreshing. The determined mindset of the main character is a wonderful model for the kind of confidence everyone hopes to achieve.      Be warned, this book has some incredibly cheesy moments; I physically cringed at some parts. But this was done in such a funny manner that I still enjoyed those moments.       That being said, I still took off the .25 star because some of the scenes were unnecessary and  described in annoyingly vivid detail.  I kept thinking that these scenes would have symbolism of some sort, but I really couldn't find any. (But I've always done poorly during the symbolism unit in literacy, so maybe I'm not the right person to refer to on that front.)     That's really my only problem with the book. I would say this book is a reread, but knowing what happens might take away some of the magic. Nevertheless, this