Murder & Laughter

Murder and laughter usually don’t mix, but Anya Wylde has a gift of making serious things utterly ridiculous and silly. I’ve read all of her books and they are slapstick funny and make me literally LOL (the only time that dumb acronym is accurate).

Her latest novel, Murder at Rudhall Manor is no different, except that there isn’t a romance in it per se (although I wouldn’t be surprised if one blossoms in a future book). This one is a little darker, dealing with murder, exotic pets, cruel aristocrats, and a helpless young nanny caught in the middle. Continue reading

A Valentine’s Treat

Goats, mustaches, and singing highwaymen. That’s an odd combination for Valentine’s, but somehow it works in Anya Wylde’s new whimsical, madcap regency book, Penelope. The book cover sets the tone with these words:

“It is monstrously unfair that whenever a girl needs her wits about her, she goes and does something completely idiotic. Penelope was that sort of girl.”

If you like witty words, funny twists and lighthearted romances, this book is a great one to keep in mind for the month of love. You can’t top goats, unless you buy your beloved a burial plot (see Dianne’s blog).

Miss Penelope Fairweather is a country bumpkin who has been invited by her dead mother’s best friend, the dowager of Blackthorne, Continue reading

A Wicked Wager and Witty Plot

I read The Wicked Wager by Anya Wylde and thought I’d give it a shout out. This regency romance has great characters, a delightfully twisted plot, and wonderful wit that made me laugh out loud. That was a refreshing trio for a story set in stuffy, high society, 19th century England.

The cast:

Lord Richard Hamilton – a gentleman rake who falls for Emma Grey

Miss Emma Grey – a mischievous beauty who hasn’t been courted because of her 3 big, scary brothers.

Duke of Arden – Emma’s uncle Continue reading