The Royal Correspondent by Alexandra Joel HarperCollins Publishers Australia

This is another book which is hard to put down! Blaise comes from the wrong side of the tracks in 1950s  Sydney, and finds herself involved in a nasty gangland killing which could ruin her hard-fought career as a journalist. Luckily, she is saved by a mysterious, handsome man - a very powerful man, she finds out. Blaise is condescended to and put down as a woman journalist, but working on the Women's Pages leads her to get a job in London covering Princess Margaret's wedding.

Here, she meets another handsome man, an aristocratic MP, who takes a great interest in her, and she also meets Adam again. As Blaise struggles with getting ahead, mistreatment at work, and learning the social graces required of her in England, she finds herself choosing between two men, and having to make the most courageous decision of her life...

This book is similar to a modern-day Pride and Prejudice set in changing and revolutionary times. The likeable heroine, suitably evil villain, and historical details about working in journalism, royalty, scandal and fashion make it an extremely enjoyable book. I am going to read Alexandra Joel's other novel.

I received this free ebook from NetGalley in return for an honest review.


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