November BOM and December Preview

Happy Holidays fellow Romance lovers!  Tis the season!  I have been baking and decorating, and of course, reading.  For this monthly blog, I am featuring an overview of my November reviews.  I will then share with you my pick for November BOM – I picked a unique one!  After that, I will showcase what is coming up for December.  All my book reviews for November can easily be viewed by clicking on the book title.  Without further ado…here we go!


I read and reviewed twenty books in November.  There were some long ones too!  One book was over 1300 pages.  The rating stats are ten five-star reviews, one four and a half star review, eight four-star reviews, and one three-star review.  These Christmas collections can be a challenge, however, I love them, and those I read this month were excellent.  I had several surprises and themes, including a fortune teller and a divorcee.  This month’s books kept me on my toes!  Books are listed by publication date.


Release Date: November 2, 2021

The Virgin Who Bewitched Lord Lymington ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Book Four in The Swooning Virgin’s Society by Anna Bradley

Release Date: November 4, 2021

Duke Of Madness ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Book One in The Sisterhood Of Secrets by Jennifer Monroe

Release Date: November 5, 2021

The Spinster’s Swindle ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 Book Two in The Arcane Tales by Catherine Stein

Release Date: November 9, 2021

Christmas On Scandal Lane ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A Christmas Anthology by Lauren Smith, Dawn Brower, Tabetha Waite, Nadine Millard, adn Anna St. Claire

His White Wager ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Book six in Dark Duke’s Legacy by Tammy Andresen

The Rogue Who Stole Christmas ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A Christmas Anthology by Annabelle Anders, Sophie Barnes, Dawn Brower, Alyssa Drake, and Amanda Mariel

King Of Rogues ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Book five in Rogues Of The Road by Sasha Cottman

Release Date: November 15, 2021

Highland Champion ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Book three in Children Of The Mist by Cynthia Breeding

Lachlann’s Legacy ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Book one in The Order Of The Scottish Thistle by Ashley York

Release Date: November 16, 2021

Educated By The Earl ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Book two in Miss Prim’s Secret School For Budding Bluestockings by Annabelle Anders

An Heiress’s Guide To Deception And Desire ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Book two in A Lady’s Guide by Manda Collins

Release Date: November 22, 2021

One Naughty Christmas Night ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A Stand Alone Novella by Janet Berry

Release Date: November 23, 2021

Mr. Dale And The Divorcee ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Book one in The Brazen Beauties by Sophie Barnres

Release Date: November 26, 2021

A Wrong To Set Right ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Book five in Legacy Of The Laird by Darcy Armstrong

Release Date: November 30, 2021

Gentleman Seeks Bride ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Book four in Hazards Of Dukes by Megan Frampton

Wanted: An Earl For Hire ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Book one in Calling All Rakes by Tammy Andresen

Twelve Lords For Christmas ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A Christmas Collection by Deb Marlowe, Eve Pendle, Claire Delacroix, Emmanulle De Maupassant, Anthea Lawson, Larissa Lyons, Nadine Millard, Jane Charles, Nicole Zoltack, Sadie Bosque, Erica Taylor, and Brenda Hiatt

Someone Perfect ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Book nine in The Wescotts by Mary Balogh

Sealed With A Yuletide Kiss ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A Historical Romance Advent Calendar by Sophie Barnes

A Rogue’s Autumn Bride ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Book eight in The Rogue Chronicles by Lana Williams


November Book Of The Month

Mr. Dale And The Divorcee

After much deliberation, I chose Mr. Dale And The Divorcee by Sophie Barnes for my November book of the month.  This book stood out in how realistically it portrayed divorce in this era.  This novel showcases how women were ostracized due to a divorce.  The women’s reputation is obliterated.  There were glimpses of the trial where the wife’s lovers were paraded, and the husband’s mistresses were ignored.  Although the divorce is the primary event that ignites the story, it does not dominate.  The story is character-driven.  The book focuses on the repercussions of the divorce on Mina.  Mina is a tragic yet heroic figure.  Her morality and steadfastness are mesmerizing.  Mina’s resilience awed me.  James is a slave to society’s opinions.  Being a barrister, he must maintain a spotless reputation and adhere strictly to the law.  I love how Jame’s black and white world gets turned upside down.  James and Mina’s courtship is unique, starting as enemies slowly learning to trust and love.  James and Mina do not have a perfect romance; they have their wonderful happily-ever-after, but that looks different than the average historical romance ending.  This book challenged me and was striking.  It is well-deserving of the book of the month.

My Review Of Mr. Dale And The Divorcee


December Preview

So far, I have fifteen advance copies from various authors and publishers.  The titles are listed by release date, and the blog feature date is listed at the end.

Release Date: December 1, 2021

A Dangerous Secret, Book six in Bow Street Brides by Jillian Eaton

Blog Feature Date: December 1, 2021

Release Date: December 2, 2021

A Dare Too Far, Book two in The Debutante Dares by Charlie Lane

Blog Feature Date: December 2, 2021

A Snowfall Sleigh Ride For Lady Serena, Book three in Seasons Of Love by Maggie Dallen and Katherine Ann Madison

Blog Feature Date: December 7, 2021

Release Date: December 7, 2021

Her White Wedding, Book seven in Dark Duke’s Legacy by Tammy Andresen

Blog Feature Date: December 5, 2021

Release Date: December 9, 2021

Sutton’s Sins, Book two in The Sinful Suttons by Scarlett Scott

Blog Feature Date: December 6, 2021

Release Date: December 14, 2021

Not Just Any Earl, Book one in Games Earls Play by Anna Bradley

Blog Feature Date: December 7, 2021

Release Date: December 20, 2021

A Snowman Wish For Lady Samantha, Book four in Seasons Of Love by Katherine Ann Madison and Maggie Dallen

Blog Feature Date: December 9, 2021

Release Date: December 25, 2021

A Lady’s Heart Deceived, Book nine in The Duke’s Of Strathmore by Sasha Cottman

Blog Feature Date: December 11, 2021

Release Date: December 28, 2021

Better Off Wed, Book three in Love And Let Spy by Susanna Craig

Blog Feature Date: December 10, 2021

The Rebel And The Rake, Book two in League Of Scoundrels by Emily Sullivan

Blog Feature Date: December 12, 2021

Girls Before Earls, Book one in Rogues To Lovers by Anna Bennett

Blog Feature Date: December 14, 2021

The Widow Wore Plaid, Book six in The Widow’s Club by Jenna Jaxon

Blog Feature Date: December 15, 2021

Fortune Favors the Duke, Book one in Cambridge Brotherhood by Kristin Vayden

Blog Feature Date: December 17, 2021

A Scoundrel Of Her Own, Book three in The Sinful Wallflowers by Stacy Reid

Blog Feature Date: December 19, 2021

Previously Published

The Sheild Maiden’s Highlander, Six book collection by Fiona Knightley

Blog Feature Date: December 8, 2021


Until Next Month!

I also showcased Someone Perfect by Mary Balogh on a blog tour.  It was an exciting book, and I was happy to feature it.  Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.  Your support means everything to me.  I am always looking for opportunities to showcase fantastic books with cover reveals, author interviews, and blog tours.  Contact me for more information.  Let me know what you think of my blog.  I love sharing thoughts of the books I read.  I hope everyone has an unforgettable holiday season.  Merry Christmas!  Be safe and keep reading!


Published by jelee1976

I love to review historical romance books! I discuss book reviews, thoughts on authors and series, and just general stuff about me!

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