The League of Gentlewomen Witches- Review
The League of Gentlewomen Witches
By India Holton
Genre: Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance
Series: Dangerous Damsels #2
Publisher: Berkley Romance
Publication Date: March 15,2022
Source: Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review
“As much fun as the English language will permit.”—New York Times Book Review on The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the teahouse. . . .
Miss Charlotte Pettifer belongs to a secret league of women skilled in the subtle arts. That is to say—although it must never be said—witchcraft. The League of Gentlewomen Witches strives to improve the world in small ways. Using magic, they tidy, correct, and manipulate according to their notions of what is proper, entirely unlike those reprobates in the Wisteria Society.
When the long lost amulet of Black Beryl is discovered, it is up to Charlotte, as the future leader of the League, to make sure the powerful talisman does not fall into the wrong hands. Therefore, it is most unfortunate when she crosses paths with Alex O’Riley, a pirate who is no Mr. Darcy. With all the world scrambling after the amulet, Alex and Charlotte join forces to steal it together. If only they could keep their pickpocketing hands to themselves! If Alex’s not careful, he might just steal something else—such as Charlotte’s heart.
It took me a while to get into the first book in this series, and it’s weird Victorian world of pirates, witches, and flying houses. But my book two, I was very intrigued. This series is very Jane Austen meets well, flying house. There is so much polite yet scathing discourse while attempting heists or assassinations. The combination just works perfectly and I liked book two even more than the first. I think it’s mostly because how much I loved Alex and Charlotte. They had immediate chemistry that just sparked in the midst of their witty banter and attempted kidnapping of each other. This book was honest a fun ride from start to finish. There was so much humor and yet steamy scenes of “exercise” between Charlotte and Alex. Plus I just loved how Charlotte looked at everything through the lens of a Jane Austen character. This was just a delightful read and I imagine I’ll be continuing with the series. Somehow the ridiculousness of flying houses, witches, pirates, and general thievery just works in this book.