Shades of Milk and Honey (Glamourist Histories)
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- Hand Picked by: JessM
- Categories Loremaster's Library, New Goodies, Tea & Shenanigans Book Club
- Type: Book
Author: Mary Robinette Kowal
Brand: Tor Books
- Tor Books
Number Of Pages: 320
Publisher: Tor Books
Release Date: 2011-06-07
Shades of Milk and Honey is an intimate portrait of Jane Ellsworth, a woman ahead of her time in a world where the manipulation of glamour is considered an essential skill for a lady of quality. But despite the prevalence of magic in everyday life, other aspects of Dorchester's society are not that different: Jane and her sister Melody's lives still revolve around vying for the attentions of eligible men.
Jane resists this fate, and rightly so: while her skill with glamour is remarkable, it is her sister who is fair of face, and therefore wins the lion's share of the attention. At the ripe old age of twenty-eight, Jane has resigned herself to being invisible forever. But when her family's honor is threatened, she finds that she must push her skills to the limit in order to set things right--and, in the process, accidentally wanders into a love story of her own.
This debut novel from an award-winning talent scratches a literary itch you never knew you had. Like wandering onto a secret picnic attended by Pride and Prejudice and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Shades of Milk and Honey is precisely the sort of tale we would expect from Jane Austen...if only she had been a fantasy writer.
Hand Picked by JessM
The lady Jess Marcum is a wordsmith extraordinaire, lover of libraries and literature, and has decided to grace us with her clever and witty demeanor. She'll be the main host of our Tea & Shenanigans Book Club, and will be choosing many of the books we feature in the shop. No stranger to the world of writing, she has her own blog, I Am Found In Words, that is quite classy and worth your time!