Not Quite a Princess

Not Quite a Princess by Ava Rose


A free-spirited princess determined to challenge the feminine standards of her time. An earl who would rather hunt murderers than snag a debutante.

Princess Mary Armstrong-Leeds enjoys her status as a lady in Boston’s elite society. But she enjoys her job as an apprentice lady detective even more. When a prominent member of her archery club is found murdered, who better to take on the case than Mary herself?

Lord Cannington, Bennet Brown, may be an earl and a member of Boston's elite, but he revels in his new role as an apprentice for the prestigious society detective, The Right Honorable The Viscount Henry DeHavillend. If only he didn’t have to compete for top spot with Henry’s sister-in-law, Princess Mary.

Henry orders the two competitors-turned-allies to work together on their latest case. They must find a murderer, in a race against time, and in a world that still considers the unconventional scandalous. Will these budding detectives solve their case and save the day, or will lives be lost, reputations ruined and hearts broken in the process?

This is a stand-alone story in the Boston Heiresses series, and the first of three books featuring Princess Mary and her faithful earl. Mary is an independent soul who flouts every restriction placed on women in the 1890s—and she does it, with style. If you enjoy clean and wholesome action-adventure mystery romance set in the Victorian-era, you'll love this series by historical romance author, Ava Rose.

Boston Heiresses series:
Not Quite a Duchess (Anna and Pen)
Not Quite a Baroness (Libby and Henry)
Not Quite a Lady (Sarah and Tam)
Not Quite a Princess (Mary and Bennet - part 1)
Not Quite a Detective (Mary and Bennet - part 2)
Not Quite a Bride (Mary and Bennet -part 3)

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Historical fiction is a literary genre in which the narrative takes place in the past. Historical books capture the particulars of the time as correctly as possible to get authenticities, such as societal norms, ways, habits, and traditions. Historical fiction is put in a real location during a culturally recognizable moment. The facts and the actions from the narrative can be a mixture of real occasions and ones in the writer's creativity as they fill in the gaps. Characters may be pure fiction or based on actual people. But what about them and their look and attitudes, how they talk, and issues that they face, everything which should match the era.

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