By Shelley Adina
This four-book set comprises the “Claire Quartet”—Lady of units, Her personal units, really good units, and awesome units, an version of over 250,000 words.
London, 1889. Victoria is Queen. Charles Darwin’s son is fundamental Minister. And steam is the ability that runs the world.
At 17, Claire Trevelyan, daughter of Viscount St. Ives, was once anticipated to do not anything greater than pour a sublime cup of tea, stitch a superb seam, and seize a wealthy husband. regrettably, Claire’s skills lie now not within the ballroom, yet within the chemistry lab, the place issues have a regrettable behavior of blowing up. whilst her father gambles the property at the combustion engine and loses, Claire unearths herself down and out at the suggest streets of London. yet being a tender lady of assets and mind, she turns fortune on its head …
A South financial institution gang—Snouts, Tigg, Jake, 10-year-old dual women referred to as the Mopsies, Weepin’ Willie, and Rosie the chicken—soon turns into Claire’s flock. yet concealing her mystery existence turns into more and more tricky, quite whilst a robust lord proposes and she or he and her pals are pressured to escape on an airship to the yank Territories. Will she in achieving her target of a school measure? Will her loyalty to her neighbors be her undoing whilst it jeopardizes the plans of robust males who hope funds greater than honor? And simply what percentage funerals will her unlucky mom be pressured to arrange?
“An immensely enjoyable sequence with a few first-class anti-sexist messages, an excellent major personality (one of my favourites within the style) and an outstanding feel of Victorian type and language that’s either enjoyable and lovely to read.”
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