Review & Giveaway: Inventing Vivian by Jennifer Moore

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Inventing Vivian
(The Blue Orchid Society #2)
By Jennifer Moore
Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 224 Pages
June 7, 2021 by Covenant Communications

Ladies of London’s High Society are known for their social graces and poise. Vivian Kirby boasts neither of these enviable qualities, though she does offer impressive conversation on chemical compositions. Unfortunately, it appears that not many men want a brilliant wife. So it is that Vivian finds kinship with a group of young women who embrace each other’s differences: The Blue Orchid Society. 

After an extended stay in China, Lord Benedict has returned transformed to his family’s estate, where an encounter with Vivian, whose scientific knowledge he once undermined, leaves him determined to make amends. He arranges to help forward her research—anonymously, of course. Through letters, Vivian establishes a warm friendship with her secret benefactor, even as she’s unexpectedly drawn into a murder investigation that forces her to work alongside Benedict to unearth the truth. Soon, Vivian fears she may be falling in love with two men, never suspecting that they are one and the same.

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MY REVIEW

Inventing Vivian was a very enjoyable historical novel set in Victoria England, with interesting characters and a touch of mystery. Even though this book is the second story in The Blue Orchid Society series, I was able to enjoy it as a stand alone novel. The author did a very good job of setting up the backstory of the society at the beginning of the book, so I did not feel as if I was missing any information.

I liked the two main characters a lot. Lord Benedict had changed and grown into a very different man than Vivian remembered from her childhood and even from their early adult years. He cared about the needs of others, regardless of their stations in life. Vivian was a fun character. She was so smart, yet very awkward with potential suitors. The scientific facts that would come out of her mouth and horrify her dancing partners made me laugh!

I loved the way the characters got to know each other again in this book. It was nice to see that they both were caring and kind individuals who had good hearts. Their romance was sweet!

(4 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

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OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES

Solving Sophronia
(The Blue Orchid Society #1)
By Jennifer Moore
Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 224 Pages
May 1, 2020 by Covenant Communications

Lady Sophronia Bremerton is a far cry from the typical debutante, but she’s the toast of London’s upper class for one simple reason: she’s a society columnist for the London Illustrated News, and the gentry loves seeing their exploits printed in the gossip pages. But Sophie has bigger plans – she aspires to be an investigative reporter. When a stuffy ballroom at yet another Season proves to be nothing more than the usual rumor mill, Sophie seeks respite in the library alongside four other young women who, for their own reasons, are also looking for escape. As the conversation turns to their secret ambitions, the women form a sisterhood and a bold plan: they will make their dreams a reality, no matter the obstacles. Thus begins the Blue Orchid Society.

Hearing of a murder in a London rookery, Sophie seizes the opportunity to prove her skills. Detective Jonathan Graham doesn’t believe a civilian, a noblewoman at that, should be anywhere near a murder investigation, but Sophie insists on helping bring the killer to justice. Her investigative prowess doesn’t go unnoticed by the police, especially Jonathan, who can’t decide whether this intrepid reporter is a thorn in his side or the woman of his dreams. But as the case grows more complicated and dangerous, their very lives – and their hearts – may be at risk.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jennifer Moore is a passionate reader and writer of all things romance due to the need to balance the rest of her world that includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that are anything but romantic. She suffers from an acute addiction to 18th and 19th century military history and literature. Jennifer has a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion. She lives in northern Utah with her family, but most of the time wishes she was on board a frigate during the Age of Sail.

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About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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11 Responses to Review & Giveaway: Inventing Vivian by Jennifer Moore

  1. Beatrice LaRocca says:

    My favorite subject in school was Earth Science and I went on to major in Meteorology and Geology in college. I like the book cover and synopsis, this sounds like a wonderful read. Thank you for sharing your book and author details and congratulations on this nice review

  2. Jeanna Massman says:

    I love the cover. It gives you a glimpse of the time and setting for the book.

  3. Anita Yancey says:

    My favorite subject in school was Biology. Love the pretty cover.

  4. Cathy French says:

    I took several music classes in school that I loved. I also liked history class.

  5. Lelia “ Lucy” Reynolds says:

    My favorite class was literature. Beautiful cover. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Audrey Stewart says:

    I am such a big fan of Jennifer Moore. I love reading her books!

  7. Angelica Dimeo says:

    My favorite class was Mythology class

  8. Cindy Davis says:

    THis does sound like an interesting read!

  9. isisthe12th says:

    Looking forward to reading The Blue Orchid Society books! Thank you

  10. I love the cover art. It’s beautiful.

  11. Pingback: Inventing Vivian, A Victorian Romance: The Blue Orchid Society (Book 2), by Jennifer Moore — A Review | Austenprose – A Jane Austen Blog

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