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A Shore Thing by Joanna Lowell
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Jun 18, 2024 | ISBN 9780593549728

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“A refreshing reminder that the Victorians weren’t quite as Victorian as we pretend.”
—The Washington Post

“The novel explores what it is like to be a trans man in Victorian England and invites readers to visit the spaces where queer Victorians could be themselves. Lowell transported me to the British seaside and made me want to take a long bike ride with a sweetheart, which is the highest praise I can give (I am pathologically afraid of bicycles). If you want to feel the wind on your cheeks, get stuck in a herd of sheep, and fall in love, this book is for you.”
Oprah Daily

“A summer breeze of a book that reads like the best afternoon with friends. Joanna Lowell brilliantly offers a story of courage, self-discovery and community that will stay with me for a long time. Historical romance is better for this kind of story that boldly affirms love has always found a way. I adored Kit, Muriel, and their cycling adventures.”
Adriana Herrera, USA Today bestselling author of An Island Princess Starts a Scandal

“With sparkling wit and a captivating love story, A Shore Thing is a delightful escape to the Cornish seaside with characters I rooted for and desperately wanted to befriend. Lowell is at the top of her game with this gorgeous queer historical romance.”
Mae Marvel, author of Everyone I Kissed Since You Got Famous

“Richly imbued with a bracing wit and enriched with an abundance of bold sensuality, Lowell’s exquisitely composed Victorian-set historical featuring a trans character is a work of beauty and a joy forever.”
Booklist (starred review)

“Lowell confronts Victorian attitudes around sex, gender, and love head on, resulting in some daker moments, but the tender, supportive, and joyful dynamic that emerges between Kit and Muriel keeps things heartfelt and hopeful. It’s not just that their love story offsets the sadder moments; the sadder moments make their love story all the more beautiful. This is a triumph.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“What a charming book! A Shore Thing gifts us with a pair of endearing characters who’ve fought hard to become who they are but realize they’re better together. Lowell has written a buoyant, joyously queer love story.”
Opal Wei, author of Wild Life

Praise for the novels of Joanna Lowell

“I loved The Duke Undone and so will my readers!”
—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author of My Last Duchess

“Lushly dark, riddled with secrets, and seductive….Lowell’s writing oozes a sense of place. [The] sense of authenticity never falters, making this the most Victorian of romance novels.”
Entertainment Weekly

“A beautiful blend of seductive suspense and heart-tugging romance that I could not put down. Romance fans should make room for this author on their keeper shelves!”
—Lyssa Kay Adams, USA Today bestselling author of Crazy, Stupid Bromance
“Compelling and exquisitely crafted, The Runaway Duchess is a beautiful romance that enchants from the very first page. Lowell’s wit, sumptuous imagery, and vivid, endearing characters combine to make this a swooningly gorgeous read. Highly recommended.”
—India Holton, Author of The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels

“Joanna Lowell’s skillful storytelling and dazzling characters create one of the most exciting new voices in historical romance today.”
—Julia London, New York Times bestselling author of A Princess by Christmas
“A charming romance with an atypical heroine and a to-die-for (and hot!) hero in this unique tale of a duke and a struggling artist in Victorian London.”
—Jennifer Ashley, New York Times bestselling author of The Stolen Mackenzie Bride

“I really loved this book—in fact, I couldn’t put it down. It’s a fabulous feast of a story that plunges you into the Victorian era with all its levels and complications — into the art world and among aristocrats and slum-dwellers. There’s tension, adventure, derring-do, a fight against corruption on several levels, a rich cast of characters and a hero and heroine to admire and cheer for. All in all, a rich and heartwarming historical romance. Highly recommended.”
—Anne Gracie, National bestselling author of The Rake’s Daughter

“Lowell’s finely wrought characters don’t have it easy when it comes to navigating restrictive Victorian society, but even their most outrageous actions ring true. Readers will be swept away by this entrancing, intelligent romance.”
Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“It’s a lush, sensual and outstanding romance that makes the heart ache in the very best way.”
BookPage (Starred Review)

“Impeccably researched, Lowell’s latest emphasizes justice. This love story tackles weighty issues but remains suspenseful and spellbinding.”
Library Journal (Starred Review)

“A delight…readers are rewarded with multidimensional characters and an unusual and engrossing love story.”

“Lowell’s prose is vivid and evocative, and issues such as class inequity, women’s rights, and alcohol addiction complement the intense on-page evolution of the love story…those looking for a happy-ever-after for complex and passionate characters will be very satisfied here. A new voice in historical romance that will keep readers riveted.”

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