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The Lady Jewel Diviner


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Jane Austen meets Miss Marple with tiny French vampires and delicious cream tea. This one is a page-turner!

The Lady Jewel Diviner follows the story of Elinor, a disgraced lady and a jewel detector, who finds herself in a mysterious adventure.

To be perfectly honest, I did not think I would love this book as much as I did. My expectations were really low. I thought this was going to be yet another generic mystery with a generic plot and generic characters and some not-so-good writing that I had to keep finding excuses for in order to be able to finish.

But, oh, was I wrong! The Lady Jewel Diviner was an absolute delight to read. I can't say that I have ever read anything like this one. It was a Regency Romance which was also a Fantasy and at the same time a Cozy Mystery? And somehow it all worked together perfectly?

I think Rosalie Oaks is a brilliant writer in the way that she grabs the reader's attention from the very first page and drags them with her kicking and screaming "JUST ONE MORE CHAPTER"! Her writing is superb, especially for her genre. Often I dread reading historical fiction because I just can't stand the modern writing that just makes the story fake and unenjoyable for me. Yet that was not the case with The Lady Jewel Diviner. Not once did I feel like I was reading a book. And that is a huge complement.

The Lady Jewel Diviner does read like a Jane Austen novel. Just add a lovable main character, a tiny and funny vampire sidekick, and a good dash of fantasy.

I also absolutely loved the characters and their interactions which I think is a very important part of a reader's enjoyment. If you love the characters, often times you end up loving the book and that was definitely the case for me here.

Rosalie Oaks writes a wonderful book with a rich plot and great world-building. If you don't fall in love with her characters, you will fall in love with her writing. If you love cozy mysteries and the Regency era give this one a try. And if you are a Jane Austen fan and are looking for something new to read with much more excitement and humor, then look no further.

Fair warning though, you will be craving cream tea by the end of this book. I have never had cream tea nor do I know what it is and how to make it, but that is all I can think about now. And the second book! I cannot stop thinking about that either. I shall cry and beg for it!

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About the author

Rosalie Oaks writes magic, mystery, and comedy into Regency England, with side servings of jam, jewels, and the occasional naked shapeshifter. Rosalie wants to live in a world where scones are good for you, cream is slimming, and she can make the perfect jam. view profile

Published on January 11, 2021

60000 words

Genre: Cozy Mysteries

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