A brand new series!
Miss Elizabeth Knight received an unexpected legacy upon her uncle’s death: a collection of occult books. When one of the books begins talking to her, she discovers an entire world of female occultist history opened to her—a legacy the Royal Occult Society had purposely hidden from the world.
However, the magic allowing the book to speak to Miss Knight is fading and she must gather a group of female acquaintances of various talents. Together, they’ll need to work to overcome social pressures, ambitious men, and tyrannical parents, all to bring Mrs. Egerton, the book ghost, back.
Themes of women’s limited options, grief, marriage, family, and friendship are beautifully explored...I love these characters, even if the next book consists of them filling out tax returns.
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
It’s very well-researched, as you would expect from someone who has also written nonfiction books about the era. It’s written in a pleasant, easy style and can be read quite casually.
The women are terrific in this story.
Author of INDA and COURT AND CROWN