Cassandra Caravello has everything a girl could desire: elegant gowns, sparkling jewels, and a handsome, wealthy fiancé—yet she longs for something more. Ever since her parents’ death, Cassandra has felt trapped, alone in a city of water, where the dark and labyrinthine canals whisper of escape.
When Cass stumbles upon the body of a murdered woman, she’s drawn into the dangerous and tempting world of secret societies, courtesans, killers, and a mysterious street artist named Falco, who could be the most dangerous temptation of them all.
Soon, she finds herself falling for Falco, but his habit of getting into trouble could destroy the perfect life Cassandra has built. Will she find the murderer before he finds her? And will she stay true to her fiancé or succumb to her uncontrollable feelings for Falco?
For the arc tour of Venomous Kiss I wanted to discuss my favorite historical period.
Period Dramas are one of my favorite things in the world. The more of them the better. It’s really hard for me to narrow done one time period specifically so I’ll list a few of my favorite’s and why.
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries is a gem I ran across on Netflix and instantly fell in love with. It’s a gorgeous show that has you on the edge of your seat. It’s got everything I’m looking for: a kick-ass lady detective who sleeps with whoever she wants and no one but Aunt Prudence bats an eye, a steamy detective, and amazingly unique side characters. Everyone has a unique story and they’re all just so near and dear to my heart. I feel like they’re my friends and I know them so well. The mysteries she solves aren’t cliche like every other american crime show. They’re always filled with twists and turns, unique characters, and hilarious hijinks. I highly recommend it to everyone. And to my delight they’re based off books! I’ve heard mixed reviews about how the books stand up to the wonders of the TV show. I’m excited to give the first book a go.
Who would I be if I didn’t include my favorite ever? Downton Abbey will always have a special place in my heart. It was a roller coaster ride from start to finish and I truly felt like they were a part of my family. It was such a beautiful story. I’m sad to see it go. But I’m very glad it got to send it off in it’s prime.
Outlander is a show I’ve been dying to watch forever and we finally got our stars channel back so I can watch it! But I unfortunately have college things to do so who knows when I get to it. I don’t know if I’ll ever read the books though, if I’m being honest. But who knows!
And last of the Tv shows but certainly not least is the super dreamy Poldark. It also is based off a book series but let’s face it nothing can beat the dreamy face of Aiden Turner. I started this show on a whim and I’m obsessed. I can’t wait to see where season two leads us- hopefully more shirtless scenes if I’m being honest. If you love period dramas I suggest you give this one a go!
Welcome to the world of the fabulously wealthy in London, 1909, where dresses and houses are overwhelmingly opulent, social class means everything, and women are taught to be nothing more than wives and mothers. Into this world comes seventeen-year-old Victoria Darling, who wants only to be an artist—a nearly impossible dream for a girl.
After Vicky poses nude for her illicit art class, she is expelled from her French finishing school. Shamed and scandalized, her parents try to marry her off to the wealthy Edmund Carrick-Humphrey. But Vicky has other things on her mind: her clandestine application to the Royal College of Art; her participation in the suffragette movement; and her growing attraction to a working-class boy who may be her muse—or may be the love of her life. As the world of debutante balls, corsets, and high society obligations closes in around her, Vicky must figure out: just how much is she willing to sacrifice to pursue her dreams? This book goes along with the early 1900’s trend. I rented this book from my e-library and fell in love. I’m always looking for a strong female character and this definitely has one. Vicky goes against all the social norms to be the artist she wants to be. And it was a truly delight. I highly recommend to anyone who likes strong female characters, romance, or is as obsessed with the early 1900’s as I am.