A Heart Purloined

2023 Silver Medal award for historical romance from the Coffee Pot Book Club.

Grousable Books branches out into Historical Romance with A Heart Purloined.

“The plot gives insight into life in Victorian England while keeping you engrossed in a story with a bit of a mystery and love attached.” — LibraryThing

“From the beginning pages, I was intrigued with the story and characters. At about one fifth of the way into this book, I couldn’t put it down.” — Amazon

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Amanda Goodwin first encounters Jack Strawman when both of them are robbing the same house, so she knows he’s a thief. As companion to Lady Brandon for two years, she has been trying to earn money to help save her family’s farm and reclaim a miniature of her grandmother. An unexpected death means that Amanda must enlist Jack’s help.

Jack Strawman is a man with a light-hearted manner which covers up a mysterious past, and it doesn’t take long for Amanda to see his flair for dissembling. His own goals come into play as he assists Amanda, but her forthright way of doing things presents problems. From unwilling partners to enchanted lovers is a path filled with robberies, kidnapping, and police investigations, all set in Victorian England.


Novel, 310 pages
Romance / Historical Fiction
ISBN: 979-8-9869845-1-3(paperback) $13.99/£ 10.99/€ 12.99
ISBN: 979-8-9869845-2-0 (e-book) $5.99
Library of Congress Control Number: 2021924696