Thursday, April 23, 2020

A Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee - HIGH

Language: PG-13 (51 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: PG-13 (many sexual innuendos); Violence: PG (battles)



Felicity has made her way to Edinburgh and found a job as a baker’s assistant as she futilely keeps pursuing her dream to become a physician. When the baker proposes marriage, though, she abandons her plans and flees to London to the tiny rooms where Monty and Percy are holded up and holding life and limb together. Though she is also rejected by the colleges in London, she gets a lead – her idol, Alexander Platt is headed off on an expedition.  At the moment he is in Germany, preparing to marry Johanna Hoffman.  What? Yes, Felicity’s former best friend. With the help of SIm, a female pirate who has her own reasons to also see Plat and Johanna, Felicity is prepared to make the trip across the continent, not knowing the she is heading into intrigue and danger and a trip to very exotic locations.

I haven’t read the first book in the series, but I didn’t need to enjoy this one. Felicity’s story moves quickly and the juxtaposition between Felicity and Johanna, with Johanna quite frequently winning the exchanges. I was pulled from chapter to chapter as I listened to the audiobook.  Now I really want to go back and read #1.

Cindy, Library Teacher, MLS

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