3 Reasons To Read…The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

3 Reasons to Read...The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

So many books come out each week that it makes it hard to decide what to read. We want to make that a little bit easier on you by sharing our favorite releases from the week and telling you our top 3 reasons why we think you’ll love them too!

This week one of our selections is The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee. Are you ready to hear more about this book and its author? Here we go…
3 Reasons To Read…The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi LeeThe Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
Series: Montague Siblings #2
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on October 2nd 2018
Genres: Historical, LGBT
Pages: 512
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Felicity Montague is through with pretending she prefers society parties to books about bone setting—or that she’s not smarter than most people she knows, or that she cares about anything more than her dream of becoming a doctor.

A year after an accidentally whirlwind tour of Europe, which she spent evading highwaymen and pirates with her brother Monty, Felicity has returned to England with two goals in mind—avoid the marriage proposal of Callum Doyle, a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh; and enroll in medical school. However, her intellect and passion will never be enough in the eyes of the administrators, who see men as the sole guardians of science.

But then a small window of hope opens. Doctor Alexander Platt, an eccentric physician that Felicity idolizes, is looking for research assistants, and Felicity is sure that someone as forward thinking as her hero would be willing to take her on. However, Platt is in Germany, preparing to wed Felicity’s estranged childhood friend Johanna. Not only is Felicity reluctant to opening old wounds, she also has no money to make the trip.

Luckily, a mysterious young woman is willing to pay Felicity’s way, so long as she’s allowed to travel with Felicity disguised as her maid. In spite of her suspicions, Felicity agrees, but once the girl’s true motives are revealed, Felicity becomes part of a perilous quest that will lead her from the German countryside to the promenades of Zurich to secrets lurking beneath the Atlantic.


3 Reasons You Should Read…

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee


  • We love when a duology ends in a way that makes us desperate for more, but still very satisfied with the ending. The first book in the series- Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue was delightfully wonderful and it’s companion was even more of the same.
  • We LOVE Felicity Montague. It’s as simple as that. We love the growth she experiences. We love her strength. We just love her. You will too.
  • Historical Fiction is a hard sell for us sometimes but these books have left us wanting more. It’s well written, contains wonderfully diverse characters, and explores so many problems and emotions in its 500+ pages.


About Mackenzi Lee

mackenzi lee author

Mackenzi Lee holds a BA in history and an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Simmons College. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the historical fantasy novels THIS MONSTROUS THING and THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE (HarperCollins), as well as the forthcoming THE LADY'S GUIDE TO PETTICOATS AND PIRACY and SEMPER AUGUSTUS (coming in 2019 from Flatiron/Macmillan). She is also the author of BYGONE BADASS BROADS (Abrams, 2018), a collection of short biographies of amazing women from history you probably don't know about but definitely should, based on her popular twitter series of the same name.

She currently calls Boston home, where she manages an independent bookstore, drinks too much Diet Coke, and pets every dog she meets.

The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

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