Lady of Devices (Magnificent Devices #1)

Lady of Devices (Magnificent Devices, #1)Lady of Devices by Shelley Adina

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love love love this book! What an adventure I have been on. Back to the past where steam was a magnificent thing!! A wonderful main character Lady Claire is. She is strong, quick witted , and has an amazing mind. I can’t wait to read the next two books!

Audio Book Review:
I love love love this book! What an adventure I have been on. Back to the past where steam was a magnificent thing!! A wonderful main character Lady Claire is. She is strong, quick witted , and has an amazing mind. I loved how this story came to life while listening to it.

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Book Summary:

London, 1889. Victoria is Queen. Charles Darwin’s son is Prime Minister. And steam is the power that runs the world. At 17, Claire Trevelyan, daughter of Viscount St. Ives, was expected to do nothing more than pour an elegant cup of tea, sew a fine seam, and catch a rich husband. Unfortunately, Claire’s talents lie not in the ballroom, but in the chemistry lab, where things have a regrettable habit of blowing up. When her father gambles the estate on the combustion engine and loses, Claire finds herself down and out on the mean streets of London. But being a young woman of resources and intellect, she turns fortune on its head. It’s not long before a new leader rises in the underworld, known only as the Lady of Devices . . . When she meets Andrew Malvern, a member of the Royal Society of Engineers, she realizes her talents may encompass more than the invention of explosive devices. They may help her realize her dreams and his . . . if they can both stay alive long enough to see that sometimes the closest friendships can trigger the greatest betrayals . . .

A Lady of Resources (Magnificent Devices #5)

A Lady of Resources (Magnificent Devices, #5)A Lady of Resources by Shelley Adina

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It’s always great to visit old friends again. I have loved this series since the beginning and I still love it! This time the Mopsies are grown and have their own adventure. This story mainly focus on Lizzie and her coming to terms with what she discovers. Could it be true? Could her life really take a twist of fate? It’s a must read!

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Book Summary:
You can choose your friends, but you cannot choose your family … or can you?

Now sixteen, the twins Lizzie and Maggie are educated young ladies who have not been called “the Mopsies” in years … except by their guardian, Lady Claire Trevelyan. With the happy prospect of choosing their own future, the girls can leave their dodgy past behind, and Lizzie can bury her deepest childhood memories where they can do no harm. Upon her graduation from school, Lizzie is awarded an enormous honor—but can she pay the price? Is she ready to be separated from Maggie and become the woman she believes she was meant to be—or will old habits tempt her into defiance and plunge her into disaster?

On a dare, Lizzie picks the wrong man’s pocket and nearly loses her life. But these frightening events bear unexpected fruit: The dream Lizzie holds closest to her heart comes true in a most unexpected way. But this dream, too, comes with a price. Lizzie must decide whether her true family is the one she was born to … or the one she chose that long-ago day when the Lady of Devices steamed into their lives …