As Lucy Muchelney watches her ex-lover’s sham of a wedding, she wishes herself anywhere else. It isn’t until she finds a letter from the Countess of Moth, looking for someone to translate a groundbreaking French astronomy text, that she knows where to go. Showing up at the Countess’ London home, she hoped to find a challenge, not a woman who takes her breath away.
Catherine St Day looks forward to a quiet widowhood once her late husband’s scientific legacy is fulfilled. She expected to hand off the translation and wash her hands of the project—instead, she is intrigued by the young woman who turns up at her door, begging to be allowed to do the work, and she agrees to let Lucy stay. But as Catherine finds herself longing for Lucy, everything she believes about herself and her life is tested.
While Lucy spends her days interpreting the complicated French text, she spends her nights falling in love with the alluring Catherine. But sabotage and old wounds threaten to sever the threads that bind them. Can Lucy and Catherine find the strength to stay together or are they doomed to be star-crossed lovers?
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I received an ARC of this book to read through Edelweiss+ in exchange for a fair review. The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite is the first book in what looks to be an intriguing new series The Feminine Pursuit Series. My New Year’s resolution is always the same Try New Things and this book fits that perfectly with a new to me author and a new genre F/F romance and getting to read this book was definitely a win for me because not only did I find a new author to enjoy as well as a new genre but reading it sent me off to the library to look up more about women and science and it while of course there are some horrible stories of men taking credit for work that is not theirs it was quite eye opening and I look forward to discovering more stories…. but back to this story Lucy Muchelney a brilliant mathematician is at a bit of a loose end, her astronomer father has passed away leaving her feeling purposeless without work to do and her beloved accepted a marriage proposal without even informing Lucy of her decision. When a letter arrives from the Countess of Moth, Catherine St. Day looking for someone to translate a French Astronomy text she immediately heads to London in hopes of finding purpose and to recover from her broken heart. Lucy finds all of that and much more. While this book is a historical romance it explores issues that are still of burning importance today and I found that as well as being an extremely entertaining read with a beautiful love story it also gave me lots to think about. I highly recommend reading it. Medium Steam. Publishing Date June 25, 2019 #Edelweissplus #OliviaWaite #AvonBooks #AvonImpulse #HarperCollinsCanada #HarperCollinsPublishers #TheLadysGuidetoCelstialMechanics