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Third Place Books welcomes Olivia Waite—former bookseller, romance critic, and beloved writer in many genres—for the launch of the final book in her Feminine Pursuits series, The Hellion's Waltz. She will be joined in conversation by local Young Adult luminary and future castle-owner Lish McBride.
About The Hellion's Waltz. . .
Beloved author Olivia Waite concludes her Feminine Pursuits series with this charming romance about a thief with a mission and the honorable woman who knows her every secret
It’s not a crime to steal a heart...
Sophie Roseingrave hates nothing more than a swindler. After her family lost their piano shop to a con man in London, they’re trying to start fresh in a new town. Her father is convinced Carrisford is an upright and honest place, but Sophie is not so sure. She has grave suspicions about silk-weaver Madeline Crewe, whose stunning beauty doesn’t hide the fact that she’s up to something.
All Maddie Crewe needs is one big score, one grand heist to properly fund the weavers’ union forever. She has found her mark in Mr. Giles, a greedy draper, and the entire association of weavers and tailors and clothing merchants has agreed to help her. The very last thing she needs is a small but determined piano-teacher and composer sticking her nose in other people’s business. If Sophie won’t be put off, the only thing to do is to seduce her to the cause.
Will Sophie’s scruples force her to confess the plot before Maddie gets her money? Or will Maddie lose her nerve along with her heart?
Praise for The Hellion's Waltz. . .
“Waite delivers a sweet lesbian romance with a hint of spice, fitting into the decorum of the era.”
“Utterly charming and subtly subversive.”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Olivia Waite writes historical romance, fantasy, and science fiction. She is also the monthly romance columnist for the Seattle Review of Books, where she writes reviews of romances old and new and thoughtful essays on the genre's history and future. To learn more and sign up for her newsletter, please visit www.oliviawaite.com.
Lish McBride is the author of funny and creepy Young Adult books such as Hold Me Closer, Necromancer; Necromancing the Stone; Firebug; Pyromantic, and Curses. She has published short stories in the Normal School, Tor.com, and the anthologies Cornered, What to Read in the Rain, Freaks & Other Family, and Kisses & Curses. She got her BFA in creative writing from Seattle University and her MFA from University of New Orleans. Her first book, Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults title, Morris Award finalist, and won the Scandiuzzi Children’s Book Award. While she has no long term goals for world domination, she would like her own castle.
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