Thumbs up for The Viscount Made Me Do It by Diana Quincy. Historical romance.
I usually pick up new-to-me authors with exceedingly low expectations, but when I sampled this I couldn’t put it down. Hanna is a great heroine – she’s dedicated to her career as a bonesetter (a profession considered sheer quackery in Regency England) – and the plot makes use of her passion and skill rather than just using it as set dressing. This book had a fair bit of plot but it didn’t feel overstuffed, and the various strands worked together pleasingly. If anything, my one complaint is that I would have loved to see more of Hanna’s family and community, though I recognize how hard it might be to find research materials about the cultural lives of Levantine immigrants to London.
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