The Gentleman’s Gambit

Books on Tape. (League of Extraordinary Women, Bk. 4). Dec. 2023. 15:26 hrs. ISBN 9780593627242. $95. HISTORICAL ROMANCE
Dunmore (Portrait of a Scotsman) presents the fourth and final book in her “League of Extraordinary Women” historical romance series. Catriona Campbell’s friends and fellow suffragists have all found love, but then, they weren’t introverted and awkward like Catriona. Her previous attempts at affection have all ended in humiliation and heartache, so her heart is understandably guarded when she meets intriguing antiquities expert Elias Khoury. Elias is determined to reclaim Middle Eastern artifacts that have been seized by British colonizers and return them to their rightful people, and though he originally sees Catriona as a means to that end, he soon realizes that she is no one’s pawn. Narrator Elizabeth Jasicki has voiced each engaging installment in this delightful series. Her mature voice is well matched to Dunmore’s extraordinary women, and she expertly delivers the complex, character-driven narrative with dramatic and varied presentations.
VERDICT This audio will appeal to listeners seeking an intricate Victorian romance with an intelligent, independent heroine; a slow burn with more historical information than heat. Recommended for fans of Sophie Irwin, Suzanne Enoch, and Elizabeth Everett.
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