Skip to main content

Recommended For You

Loading...

Shopping Cart

You're getting the VIP treatment!

Item(s) unavailable for purchase
Please review your cart. You can remove the unavailable item(s) now or we'll automatically remove it at Checkout.
itemsitem
itemsitem

Ratings and Book Reviews ()

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5
5 Stars
50 reviews have 5 stars
4 Stars
28 reviews have 4 stars
3 Stars
3 reviews have 3 stars
2 Stars
1 reviews have 2 stars
1 Star
1 reviews have 1 stars

Share your thoughts

You've already shared your review for this item. Thanks!

We are currently reviewing your submission. Thanks!

Complete your review

All Book Reviews

  • Witty and Engaging!

    Set in Regency England, this delightfully witty series takes readers into a different world where men are in charge but women are also starting to show their mettle. In this book we see chemistry between between people as well as a theme in the story as scientists leave their mark. However, one needn't be a slave to the periodic table to get a lot of joy from this. Enter Charlotte and Wrexford, a couple engaged to be married. As their wedding draws closer nothing could possibly dampen spirits or cause a ruckus, right? Wrong. Murder seems to follow these two sleuths wherever they go which is a good thing (!) as their skills and talents are well suited and are in demand. Charlotte's pseudonym allows her to inveigle and dig. Her quirkiness and quick mind are complementary to Wrexford's scientific and serious side. The Weasels are back and add splashes of colour throughout with their antics and adventures. I adore them! Secrets and deceptions are revealed as the murder investigation goes forward. The Royal Botanic Gardens is the venue for murder this time. And what a venue it is! As a master gardener, I visit botanic gardens on my travels and am particularly enamoured by those in the UK. Mentions of bromeliads and other plants captured my scientific mind and the story captured my heart. Do be sure to read the author's notes as well. Thought fictional, she inserts real people into the story. Historical bits mixed with fictional work beautifully...if done well. And it is here. The cover is lovely as well, making the book a sweet package in and out to sink your teeth into. My sincere thank you to Kensington Books and NetGalley for the privilege of reading this light and gratifying book!

    Thanks for your feedback!

    0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

  • Great!

    historical-novel, historical-places-events, historical-research, history-and-culture, early-19th-century, early-teen-god-help-us-all, relationships, murder, murder-investigation, evil, England, sociopath, thriller, suspense, theft***** Lady Charlotte Sloane was born to the aristocracy but escaped for a time and now is a satirical cartoonist with surprising investigative skills, and Earl Wrexford who is a man reputed as one never to be crossed. Together they are formidable enough, but add in the orphans they call The Weasels and others they value for their abilities and you have just the right people to investigate murder, extortion, disappearances, and financial crimes. There have been harrowing incidents in the earlier books, and the development of the *family* as well as the love between Charlotte and Wrexford, but I think that each book is capable of standing alone. This one involves a sociopath who is truly evil, a potential botanical cure, lots of basically dishonest and greedy people, and even an American agent. As always, there is a slice of truth that has been well researched. Very well done tricky plot with extremely interesting characters! Great read! I requested and received a free temporary ebook from Kensington Books via NetGalley. Thank you!

    Thanks for your feedback!

    0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

  • Murder at the Royal Botanical Gardens

    This series of books gets better by the release, great character development and story line.

    Thanks for your feedback!

    0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

  • Solid mystery with cast of lovable characters

    {Thanks to NetGalley and Kensington Books for the gift of an eARC in exchange for an honest review.} The engagement of Lady Charlotte Sloane to the Earl of Wrexford has recently been announced and, on the night they attend their first public event together at the Royal Botanic Gardens, a scientist if found dead. While the death appears accidental, on of the dead man’s friends suspects foul play, and asks Wrexford to investigate. Soon, Wrexford, Charlotte, and their friends and families are involved in a dangerous race to find the murdered man’s scientific discovery and his killer. ▪ Found family. I loved the unusual family that Wrexford and Charlotte have built, with two orphans from the streets, their friends and servants, and Charlotte’s aunt. They are a fascinating group, tightly-knit and supportive of each other. I just love them. Not only are they entirely lovable, they are completely necessary to the solving of the mystery. ▪ Independent woman in the 19th century. Charlotte is a career woman, running her household and raising her adopted sons, so she is rightfully worried about losing her rights after her marriage. The characters discuss it, and Wrexford is not only understanding but willing to take steps to ensure his future wife can retain her independence. I don’t know how historically accurate his attitude is, but I appreciated their discussing the issue and finding solutions together. ▪ Complex mystery. Mysteries tend to be complex and convoluted, but this one took turns that were wholly unexpected. Plus, it involved action and chases, which was very exciting. Very well woven tale. ▪ Acknowledgement of darker sides of the Regency period. I love how Penrose manages to weave in topics like slavery and the evils of capitalism in what essentially remains a cosy-ish mystery. Too often, novels set in this period gloss over the uglier sides of life, such as the class divides, the rights of women, and the abject poverty of so many citizens of London, so it was nice to see these acknowledged, even if just in passing. Solid, complex mystery, with an interesting, lovable cast of characters.

    Thanks for your feedback!

    0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

  • Murder at the Royal Botanic Gardens

    I enjoyed all of Andrea Penrose's books. Historical history is my enjoyment & tell the past with a thriller story.

    Thanks for your feedback!

    0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • DESKTOP
  • eREADERS
  • IOS
  • ANDROID
  • TABLETS