I recently finished Magnate by Joanna Shupe. This first in a trilogy gripped me until the very. last. page. Like, I went and bought the prequel novella, read it in a day, then pre-ordered the other two books. This month and January will be good reading months for me.
And even though it’s set in New York City’s Gilded Age (which Wikipedia tells me is from the 1870s to about 1900), I decided a book this great had to offer some quality dating advice. So, you’re welcome.
- Don’t have silly, girly ideas, like thinking for yourself or working. That’s beneath the elite women. Unless, you’re awesome, and even though you are from old money, you still want to earn your keep and save your family from financial ruin.
- Do hit up your brother’s friends for help, even though you know it would make him, like, crazy mad. And ruin your chances to form a good marriage. Because see number one.
- Don’t assume that when a man invites you to a private dinner at a trendy restaurant, and then he kisses you (which means marriage, pretty much), that it was actually intended for you. Brothers are wicked matchmakers.
- Honeymoons aren’t for sex. They’re for being lonely and cold. And arguments. And jealousy. And a little bit of sexy kissing on the stairs.
- Oh. my. gosh. Do have sex with your husband, as soon as you can find a blizzard to hit New York.
I’m totally off to mine Joanna Shupe’s backlist.
What books or new-to-you authors have you discovered recently?
Oh wow. What a strange era that was for women!
Stephanie Faris | Introducing Dear Poppy by Ronni Arno
Agreed, Stephanie. I’m excited to see who the heroines of the next two books might be.
I can never get enough of these posts. I need a blizzard, STAT!
I know, right?!