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

It is not a failure to readjust my sails to fit the waters I find myself in

I liked The Lady’s Guide much more than The Gentleman’s Guide. It had a lot of life lessons for young women in it and it was very enjoyable.

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


Title & Author: The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
Genre: History, Adventure
Release date: October 2 2018
Series: Montague Siblings
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books


A year after an accidentally whirlwind grand tour with her brother Monty, Felicity Montague has returned to England with two goals in mind—avoid the marriage proposal of 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 window of opportunity opens—a doctor she idolizes is marrying an old friend of hers in Germany. Felicity believes if she could meet this man he could change her future, but she has no money of her own 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 leads them from the German countryside to the promenades of Zurich to secrets lurking beneath the Atlantic.

I give The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee four out of five hearts because I thought it was a great read and had some actual knowledge in it for young women growing up in any age.

I already loved Felicity in The Gentleman’s Guide even though she had a much smaller role in that book and sometimes felt a bit whiny. Her dreams weren’t realised by the end of The Gentleman’s Guide and still not by the end of The Lady’s Guide, but she has learned to adapt and readjusted her perspective on life. I think it is awesome.

Monty and Percy were back again but had a smaller role this time. They did come to try and find the friend and sister, Felicity on the other side of the world. Which was really sweet. Although I did find their interception something of a fluke, which undermined the girls’ strength.

Overall it was a great story again and it was very interesting. I do hope that this is it because I wouldn’t know what kind of stories would still be interesting to read in this world.

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For now, let books enrich your life!


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