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Rachel McMillan



Rachel McMillan is a history enthusiast, lifelong bibliophile, and author of the Herringford and Watts series. When not reading (or writing), Rachel can be found at the theater, traveling near and far, and watching far too many British miniseries. Rachel lives in Toronto where she works in educational publishing and is always planning her next trip to Boston.
 

Genres: Inspirational
 
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The Dating Charade (2019)
Melissa Ferguson
"A jolt of energy featuring one of the most unique romantic hooks I have ever read. Personality and zest shine through Ferguson’s evident enjoyment at crafting high jinks and misadventures as two people slowly make way for love in the midst of major life upheaval. A marvelous treaty on unexpected grace and its life-changing chaos, Cassie and Jett find beautiful vulnerability in redefining what it means to live happily-ever-after."
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The Winter Companion (2020)
(Parish Orphans of Devon, book 4)
Mimi Matthews
"An ode to the Victorian era from all corners, stations and predicaments...Matthews adores the period, but doesn't shy away from its restrictions. Perhaps it is her ability to paint it so wholly--for all its good and bad--that make the series one of the most addictive offerings in the genre in years."
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Things We Didn't Say (2020)
Amy Lynn Green
"This winsome epistolary is underscored by a deep look at patriotism, prejudice, unwavering faith, duty, and love."
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A Peculiar Combination (2021)
(Electra McDonnell, book 1)
Ashley Weaver
"A wonderfully unique take, A Peculiar Combination is a standout in the historical fiction genre with its dash of romance and adventure, its winsome narrator in the irrepressible Ellie and the marvellously detailed rendering of London during the Blitz. Destined to stand-out in a sea of World War II era fiction, Weaver's intelligent banter and pitch-perfect research make for an utterly immersive story certain to thrill fans of Kate Quinn and Susan Elia MacNeil."
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The Barrister and the Letter of Marque (2021)
Todd M Johnson
"At once atmospheric and gripping, Johnson's latest is a luminous and refreshing new offering in inspirational historical fiction."
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The Debutante's Code (2021)
(Thorndike & Swann Regency Mystery, book 1)
Erica Vetsch
"The Debutante's Code is alive with Erica Vetsch's hallmark romance and impeccable research, and some of my favorite catnip to boot! A strong and whip-smart heroine, Juliette Thorndike, already stands out in a society of fox hunts and regattas, but when she learns of a fascinating family secret, she is determined to live out the espionage and adventure in her blood. Thrown together with the dashing Daniel Swann, Juliette is cast into a world of The Bow Street Runners, mysterious clues, and danger--all brilliantly spun in Vetsch's strong Regency-authentic voice. The Sanditon and Bridgerton-loving crowd will fall hard for this delightful heroine and dashing hero and the ease with which they appropriate the London ton on their pursuit of growing attraction and twisting and turning adventure. I look forward to many more installments in this exciting new series. Erica Vetsch is at the top of her game!"
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A Heart Adrift (2022)
Laura Frantz
"A Heart Adrift is a lush treatise on love lost and found at the intersection of ambition and desire. While Esmee endeared me as a woman with agency and intellect persevering against the rigid constructs of her time period, Henri's passion to forge a life with the woman he loves while encroaching danger looms awakened every last one of my romantic sensibilities. Laura Frantz's rich tapestry of history and heroism is destined to dazzle readers of Susanna Kearsley and Diana Gabaldon-- all while luring new fans with its intricate plot, delicious pacing and welcome intrigue. This long established queen of epic historical fiction is at the height of her game. And I know I speak for many when I happily say: I cannot wait to see where she sweeps us away to next!"
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Acts of Love and War (2022)
Maggie Brookes
"An all-too-timely emotional gut-punch of a novel that creates a world of peace and philosophy, belief and resistance. Rendered in pure poetry, Brookes' threads of poignant grace connect the lives of three unforgettable characters. . . . Immersive and humane, Acts of Love and War . . . cements [Brookes] as one of historical fiction's most lyrical and intelligent voices."

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