There was no possibility of walking to the library that day. [opening of The Wisteria Lady of Lady Scoundrels]
"Arithmetic," the captain had scoffed. "What nonsense! I won't allow it. You need to live your life like wild poetry!"He'd snatched the book, tossed it on the hearth fire, and given her a toy gun instead.The memory tugged on her as she tried to haul herself out of drugged unconsciousness toward a familiar smell of old dusty wood. [excerpt from 56% of The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels]
A prim and proper lady thief must save her aunt from a crazed pirate and his dangerously charming henchman in this fantastical historical romance.
Cecilia Bassingwaite is the ideal Victorian lady. She's also a thief. Like the other members of the Wisteria Society crime sorority, she flies around England drinking tea, blackmailing friends, and acquiring treasure by interesting means. Sure, she has a dark and traumatic past and an overbearing aunt, but all things considered, it's a pleasant existence. Until the men show up.
Ned Lightbourne is a sometimes assassin who is smitten with Cecilia from the moment they meet. Unfortunately, that happens to be while he's under direct orders to kill her. His employer, Captain Morvath, who possesses a gothic abbey bristling with cannons and an unbridled hate for the world, intends to rid England of all its presumptuous women, starting with the Wisteria Society. Ned has plans of his own. But both men have made one grave mistake. Never underestimate a woman.
When Morvath imperils the Wisteria Society, Cecilia is forced to team up with her handsome would-be assassin to save the women who raised her--hopefully proving, once and for all, that she's as much of a scoundrel as the rest of them. [Goodreads Summary]
Every Friday Coffee Addicted Writer from Coffee Addicted Writer poses a question which participants respond on their own blogs within the week (Friday through Thursday). They then share their links at the main site and visit other participants blogs.
Do you drink tea or coffee while reading? (submitted by Billy of Coffee Addicted Writer)
I am not a tea or coffee drinker. More likely than not, you will find me drinking water while I read and occasionally hot cocoa, preferably with whipped cream on top (but marshmallows will do in a pinch).
What better way to drink hot cocoa than in a bookish themed mug? For Connect Five Friday, I thought I would share 5 mugs that I wouldn't mind adding to my mug collection:
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Be sure and tell me what you are reading and are up to!
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