The latest book in the Shadow Mountain Proper Romance series is “Beauty and the Clockwork Beast” by Nancy Campbell Allen. But it’s not just a Proper Romance, it’s a Steampunk Proper Romance. I hadn’t read anything steampunk before so wasn’t really sure what to expect, but now I’m ready for a top hat with goggles and a corset.
This book was enjoyable perfection from start to finish. I loved the setting, the characters, the romance, the action, the mystery—everything. If you love ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Jane Eyre’ or ‘Rebecca,’ this is your book. Pick is up, settle in, and love every moment.
Content note: Clean
When Lucy Pickett arrives at Blackwell Manor to tend to her ailing cousin, Kate, she finds more than she bargained for. A restless ghost roams the hallways, werewolves have been reported in the area, and vampires lurk across the Scottish border. Lord Miles himself is clearly hiding a secret. He is brash and inhospitable, and does not take kindly to visitors—even one as smart and attractive as Miss Pickett. He is unsettled by the mysterious deaths of his new wife, Clara, and his sister, Marie. Working together, Miles and Lucy attempt to restore peace to Blackwell Manor. But can Lucy solve the mystery of Miles? Can she love the man—beast and all?