Title: The Merchant and the Rogue: Proper Romance Victorian
Author: Sarah M. Eden
Series: Book 3 in The Dread Penny Society
Genre: Historical Romance, Historical Mystery/Suspense, Inspirational
Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing (August 17, 2021)
Length: (368) pages
Trade paperback ISBN: 978-1629728513
Audiobook ASIN: B0921TS4TF
eBook ASIN: B098TVLLM7
Previous Books in the Series: The Lady and the Highwayman (2019)
& The Gentleman and the Thief (2020)
Tour Dates: August 16 – 29, 2021
Vera Sorokina loves reading the Penny Dreadfuls and immersing herself in tales
of adventure, mystery, and romance. Her own days are filled with the often-
mundane work of running the book and print shop she owns with her father. The
shop offers her the freedom and income to employ and protect the poverty-
stricken Londoners she’s come to care about, and it gives her father something
to do other than long for their hometown of St. Petersburg. She is grateful for the
stability in their lives, but she often feels lonely.
Brogan Donnelly was born and raised in Ireland, but has lived in London for
several years, where he’s built a career as a Penny Dreadful writer. He has
dedicated himself to the plight of the poor with the help of his sister. His
membership in the secretive Dread Penny Society allows him to feel he isn’t
entirely wasting his life, yet he feels dissatisfied. With no one to share his life with
but his sister, he fears London will never truly feel like home.
Brogan and Vera’s paths cross, and the attraction is both immediate and ill-
advised. Vera knows from experience that writers are never to be trusted, and
Brogan has reason to suspect not everything at her print shop is aboveboard.
When the growing criminal enterprise run by the elusive and violent Mastiff
begins targeting their area of London, Brogan and Vera must work together to
protect the community they’ve both grown to love. But that means they’ll need to
learn to trust each other with dangerous secrets that have followed both of them
from their home countries.
Sarah M. Eden is the author of critically acclaimed and award-winning Proper
Romance series novels including The Lady and the Highwayman and Ashes on
the Moor. Combining her passion for history and an affinity for love stories, Sarah
crafts smart, witty characters and heartfelt romances. She happily spends hours
perusing the reference shelves of her local library and dreams of one day
traveling to all the places she reads about.
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The Dread Penny Society is back again in installment three of Sarah Eden’s series. I liked this one best of all of them I’ve read. Brogan and his sister are heroes in their own right and there’s so much more to them than the rumors which have been spread. The reader learns to look beneath the surface past the obvious. Vera is a strong woman in London who runs a shop and takes care of street urchins on the side. It truly is a hard life to live on the streets of London as a child at this time. Shop owners are also battling bullies and crime to keep their doors open.
I do recommend reading these books in order as they build on one another and the characters carry over. If you are a point A to point B reader who likes plot resolution before moving on, you may want to delay reading the penny dreadful chapters all in one sitting, since they break up the pacing and plot. I was able to follow along this time since I enjoyed the candy store plot with paranormal folklore sandwiched in between the main chapters. This is a unique series with rich detail. Loved the cover design and colors. Enjoy!
I received a complimentary advanced copy from the publisher, thoughts are my own.
Content and trigger warning: moderate violence, crimes against women and children.
Laurel Ann Nattress
Lovely post, Heather. I am glad that you enjoyed it too. I hope that there is another book in the series. Best, LA