I'm very happy to report that Dukes Prefer Blondes has received starred advance reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist, as well as being designated an RT Book Reviews Top Pick for January.
"In addition to the powerful social commentary on women’s role in society and the life of youth in London’s poverty-ridden back alleys and schools, Chase’s tongue-in-cheek tone captures tender and humorous nuances in character descriptions and actions, creating fully realized characters and a rich plot."—Publishers Weekly
"The tinge of mystery that thrusts the storyline forward—along with the sharp repartee, laugh-out-loud humor and steamy sexual tension—make this a stand-out read."—RT Book Reviews
"Chase moves beyond the couture Noirot sisters in her historical Dressmakers series, and the unconventional pairing of an aristocrat and a barrister, plus an exploration of London poverty and the well-intentioned "ragged schools," adds fascinating social and historical texture. Chase retains her well-earned star status."—Kirkus Reviews
Well, let's see what my readers think. Only a bit over a month until the book goes public.