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Book review: The Boston Metaphysical Society: A Storm of Secrets by Madeleine Holly-Rosing (@MHollyRosing )

Jonathon was pleased to have his daughter home again, but her return was not the easy reviewtransition he had hoped. Although her visions had not returned, she and her new husband had barely been under his roof when news of Jonathan’s older brother, Hal, and his impending visit arrived, followed by a prompt attempt on his life. Since Jonathan was given the family business, Hal had always enjoyed making things challenging for his little brother. But this time he arrived with news of an impending war, one Jonathon had also seen the warnings of. When Elizabeth’s visions return, everything must be done to conceal and master them. This gift was something of a curse, one which could ruin not only her reputation, but that of her father’s house. But there is a purpose to their return, and a danger no one can perceive.

The Boston Metaphysical Society, A Storm of Secrets by Madeleine Holly-Rosing is a steampunk fantasy with some impressive world creation. It is easy to fully immerse yourself in the fictional world full of charm, turmoil, threat, and secrets and be whisked away by strong characters you can’t help but like. They are realistic with their own ambitions, goals, and motivations and they remain true to their character. I haven’t read all that many steampunk novels, mainly because aside from Steam Whistle Alley, which I came across last year, I haven’t read many that have been well-executed. I was pleased to give this a try and found myself happy to add another well-written steampunk novel to my collection.

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