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Review: The League of Gentlewomen Witches

I really enjoyed Holton’s The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels, so I was pretty confident going into The League of Gentlewomen Witches that I was going to have a good time. I’m happy to report I believe this novel is even better than the last. It was easy to slip back into the world Hilton has created and jump back into the fray – that now includes (alleged) witches – with our beloved pirates who are now on the hunt for Black Beryl’s amulet. The book focuses primarily on Charlotte, who is next in line to lead the (alleged) witches league, and Alex, a pirate we met briefly in TWSLS. I love Charlotte and Alex’s romance. It was both swoony and hilarious, and you never quite knew what to expect from them next. This book is not short on pirates, (alleged) witches, or adventure either, so do not despair. It is full of all the hijinks and hysterics of the first book and oh so fun!



Miss Charlotte Pettifer belongs to a secret league of women skilled in the subtle arts. That is to say—although it must never be said—witchcraft. The League of Gentlewomen Witches strives to improve the world in small ways. Using magic, they tidy, correct, and manipulate according to their notions of what is proper, entirely unlike those reprobates in the Wisteria Society.

When the long lost amulet of Black Beryl is discovered, it is up to Charlotte, as the future leader of the League, to make sure the powerful talisman does not fall into the wrong hands. Therefore, it is most unfortunate when she crosses paths with Alex O’Riley, a pirate who is no Mr. Darcy. With all the world scrambling after the amulet, Alex and Charlotte join forces to steal it together. If only they could keep their pickpocketing hands to themselves! If Alex’s not careful, he might just steal something else—such as Charlotte’s heart.

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