Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal

Shades of Milk and Honey (Glamourist Histories, #1)

In Regency England beauty and magical skill are the ways to gain a husband. Jane Ellsworth possesses the latter and not the former. Can Jane find someone who values her?

Jane’s expectation of spinsterhood while cautiously hoping for more makes the reader root for her. Shades of Milk and Honey’s characters and message of looking past appearances lightly echo Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Shades of Milk and Honey is a leisurely paced sweet romance. Manners, clothing, and dashes of spelling such as ‘shew’ evoke Regency England. Magic’s use in ‘womanly skills’ and adding prominence makes it fit well in the Regency. Shades of Milk and Honey offers sweet romance, an alternate England, and magic.

Want other books like Shades of Milk and Honey?

Persy Leland is forced to leave books for the London season and finds romance and plots in Bewitching Season by Marissa Doyle.

Elizabeth Bennett learns lessons about love and appearances in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

A pair of cousins looks for love and encounters magic in Regency England in Sorcery and Cecilia, Or, The Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Patricia Wrede.

 

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