Monday, February 13, 2023

Michele's Monday Picks #7

 Angela is so generous to let me pop in with a new little series, Michele’s Monday Picks!  I’m not a blogger or bookstagrammer, but I love getting excited about new releases with the rest of you.  Here I’ll be sharing new books I’m really looking forward to!


By Liana De la Rosa
Expected Publication: April 4, 2023

From Goodreads:
A forbidden love between a Mexican heiress and a shrewd British politician makes for a tantalizing Victorian season.

Ana María Luna Valdés has strived to be the perfect daughter, the perfect niece, and the perfect representative of the powerful Luna familia. So, when Ana María is secretly sent to London with her sisters to seek refuge during the French occupation of Mexico, she experiences her first taste of freedom far from the judgmental eyes of her domineering father. If only she could ignore the piercing looks she receives across ballroom floors from the austere Mr. Fox.

Gideon Fox elevated himself from the London gutters by chasing his burning desire for more: more opportunities, more choices. For everyone. Now as a member of Parliament, Gideon's on the cusp of securing the votes he needs to put forth a measure to abolish the Atlantic slave trade once and for all--a cause that is close to his heart as the grandson of a formerly enslaved woman. The charmingly vexing Ana María is a distraction he must ignore.

But when Ana María finds herself in the crosshairs of a nefarious nobleman with his own political agenda, Gideon knows he must offer his hand as protection...but will this Mexican heiress win his heart as well?

I love historical romance and this one seems very unique - do you think you’ll be picking this one up?


  1. Oh wow I love the sound of this, Michele! I agree that it sounds like a very unique historical romance. I'm gonna have to add this to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I agree, seems to stand out among all the victorian romances

  3. It's always great when an author can bring something new to a loved genre!

  4. This sounds like a fun read! I've been wanting to try more historical romances, so this sounds like a good one to try :)

  5. What a great pick, Michele! I love the cover! Thanks for putting this on my radar.

  6. Yes, I'm very excited for this one too. And how stunning is that cover?!


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