The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics

The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics

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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?

Title:The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics
ISBN:9780062931788
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    The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics Reviews

  • Elle (ellexamines)

    Sapphic historical fiction.... truly the best thing since sliced bread They were here all along: spotting comets, naming stars, pointing telescopes at the sky alongside their fathers and brothe...

  • K.J. Charles

    The love story is a delightful f/f romance set in Regency England (1816). The romance is slow-burning, passionate, caring, and intense. The women are both scarred by failed relationships, and their aw...

  • chan ?

    JANE AUSTEN WISHES!!!!!!!!this was such a lovely historical romance, truly the best i've ever read. AND IT'S SAPPHIC? i know. we're thriving in 2019.such a perfect blend of plot (astronomy, fighting t...

  • Joel Rochester

    It took me two weeks to read this because of my book hangover after The Poppy War trilogy and also moving to University but OH MY GOSH THE WAIT WAS WORTH IT.This story is so brilliant, so wonderful. I...

  • Melanie

    (This was such a thoughtful gift from Bethany!) “We thought we were separate satellites, but we aren’t. We’re stars, and though we might burn separately, we’ll always be in one another...

  • Silvia

    I was sent this book as an advanced copy by the publisher via Edelweiss for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. I don't often read historical fiction but I've been trying to make excep...

  • Lex Kent

    4.25 Stars. This was lovely. In a few weeks the second book in Waite’s Feminine Pursuits will be released. While I wasn’t sure how connected the two books actually are, I wanted to read this, book...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    Maybe more of a 3.5. I enjoyed this one, but I wanted more romance and less science! If you're someone that really enjoys science and math and stuff and are looking for a queer romance, you will proba...

  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)

    *3.5 stars*I'm getting so into lesfic recently, and I knew it was time to crack open my signed copy of The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics. I was promised a geeky queer romance and that's exactly ...

  • jade

    “it was as though someone had taken the case off the universe, and let the reader peer at the naked machinery that powered the stars.” this was a perfect book to start the year with, an...