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Review: The Bowes Inheritance
April 3, 2018

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Now that The Lazy Historian’s Guide to the Wives of Henry VIII is out on ebook, I’ve had some time to get reacquainted with historical fiction. (You can expect more reviews of historical fiction here on the blog as well.)

I posted on a Facebook group what I wanted in a novel: Victorian era, based in England or New York and something with a romantic sub-plot would be okay but not strictly a romance. Several readers recommended Pam Lecky’s The Bowes Inheritance. It checked all the boxes and so much more.

After months and months of falling asleep every night to non-fiction history, I just assumed reading was making my eyelids heavy. But this book proved me wrong.

When I got cozy in bed with this historical fiction novel, a pretty Victorian lady gracing the cover, I didn’t expect to be flipping pages on my Kindle app as fast as possible to see what happened, but Lecky’s delightful novel had me staying up late to make sure my favorite characters were going to be okay.

Loved the strong-willed, feisty hero. Loved, loved, loved her. I also enjoyed the banter between the main character and her horrible neighbor. Later, the chemistry between the main character and a love interest was steamy as hell. Very enjoyable. Also really liked and her close relationship with her sister and their friend Anna.

Lecky’s novel was an unexpected surprise. Highly recommended.

Jillianne Hamilton is a history enthusiast and the author of The Spirited Mrs. Pringle (historical fiction), The Hobby Shop on Barnaby Street (historical romance), and The Lazy Historian’s Guide to the Wives of Henry VIII (non-fiction). Jill launched The Lazy Historian in 2015. She lives in Charlottetown on Canada’s beautiful east coast. Learn more.

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Hi, I'm Jillianne.

I'm a historical fiction writer, a lover of history, and a hoarder of books. I'm the author of The Spirited Mrs. Pringle, The Hobby Shop on Barnaby Street, and The Lazy Historian's Guide to the Wives of Henry VIII.

The Lazy Historian is a history blog featuring stories from the past with sass. With a focus on Western European and women's history, I delve into anything fascinating. Learn more.

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