Solving Sophronia Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway

Monday, May 18, 2020

Lady Sophronia Bremerton is a far cry from the typical debutante, but she's the toast of London's upper class for one simple reason: she's a society columnist for the London Illustrated News, and the gentry loves seeing their exploits printed in the gossip pages. But Sophie has bigger plans she aspires to be an investigative reporter. When a stuffy ballroom at yet another Season proves to be nothing more than the usual rumor mill, Sophie seeks respite in the library alongside four other young women who, for their own reasons, are also looking for escape. As the conversation turns to their secret ambitions, the women form a sisterhood and a bold plan: they will make their dreams a reality, no matter the obstacles. Thus begins the Blue Orchid Society.

Hearing of a murder in a London rookery, Sophie seizes the opportunity to prove her skills. Detective Jonathan Graham doesn't believe a civilian, a noblewoman at that, should be anywhere near a murder investigation, but Sophie insists on helping bring the killer to justice. Her investigative prowess doesn't go unnoticed by the police, especially Jonathan, who can't decide whether this intrepid reporter is a thorn in his side or the woman of his dreams. But as the case grows more complicated and dangerous, their very lives and their hearts may be at risk.

Review - I've read all of Jennifer Moore's books and Solving Sophronia is unlike any of her other books. Most historical fiction novels seem very modern in the telling and this seemed to have a vintage feel to the writing. The characters seemed to come alive on the pages especially Lady Sophronia and Jonathan Graham. The way that Sophronia discovered clues were very clever. I loved her character's spunk and determination to fulfill her dreams. The story is also what you would expect from a Victorian mystery with unexpected twists, disguises, secret societies and danger. It was written by a modern day author, but it had similar elements that you would expect to see in a Sherlock Holmes mystery.  It was a little hard to remember the members of the Blue Orchid Society and their interests. I wish that a reference guide had been put in the front with the members' names and short descriptions that could easily be referenced. It will be interesting to read the other stories in this series. I liked that this story wasn't just a historical romance and delved into women's rights as well. This story had many different elements that came together beautifully. This is probably Moore's best work yet. To learn more about Solving Sophronia by Jennifer Moore click here.

Jennifer Moore released a prequel to the Blue Orchid series called, Emmeline, for a limited time it's free. To get your copy click here.

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Please note that I received an book for free, however, this is my honest opinion. Please also note that there are affiliate links in this post. The giveaway is run by the publisher.

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