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Sunday, August 23, 2020

Book review: A Cat in Jackboots by Deborah Macgillivray


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He is a hunter...despite being a scion of one of the most respected families of the ton, he enjoys solving the mysteries that life a price. And he is hot on the trail of a burglar robbing the titled members of London society.

She is saddled with a scatterbrained, matchmaking Grandmother and a retired battman for a butler...and a black cat named Romeo...and carries a world of secrets. One slip and it will cost her everything.

Neither is seeking romance...only sometimes love happens when you least expect it....

My review:

(just gotta throw in here.... doesn't that blurb just give you the feel-good anticipation shivers?  Gotta say, it totally delivered and then some!)

Mighty stories can be found in small packages, and A Cat in Jackboots is a perfect example of this!  If you want a shorter story you can absorb in one setting, but yet close the last page feeling like you're walking away from a full-length story that lingers, this is one to pick up!

I adored everything about this story - from the bit of intrigue and the games played, to from the sparks that flew and the surprises that had perfect timing, to the laughter and the happy sighs, they all weaved together into a delightfully easy and engrossing story - which is just perfect for life lately.  

It's been a long, long time since I've read a regency-era story, and just like with her medieval tales, Deborah Macgillivray delivered an amazing story that I fell hard into and didn't want to leave.  

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  1. I agree! Thoroughly loved this story of Deborah's, but Deborah's tales always deliver and leave you wanting more! This is one of those short stories that is very memorable and a definite "keeper" for sure!

  2. Oh, my!! What a wonderful review. Thank you!!! I was considering expanding this novel in to a series of Regency mysteries, seeing how marriage changed or didn't this lovers. I love this review!!!

  3. Congratulations on this excellent review by Michelle, Deborah. I hope you DO decide to make this theme into a series of Regency mysteries.
    I wish you continued success in all that you do...

    1. thanks. I started thinking about it about three or four days ago. I could see all sorts of novellas in the series, and was rolling over in my mind. This just seems serendipitous. Cheryl says yes, so moving them ahead!

  4. I love your stories, Deborah, and the wonderful way you weave in humor. Definitely go for a series. This one is a great start and yes, Michelle gives wonderful reviews.

  5. Congratulations on your lovely review, Deborah. This story sounds enchanting, and just the thing to lift the spirits.