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?
Publisher: New York, NY : Avon Impulse, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
Edition: First edition, Print edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780062931795
0062931792
Branch Call Number: FIC WAITE 2019
Characteristics: viii, 322 pages ; 17 cm
Alternative Title: Celestial mechanics

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ReadingAdviser_Sally Nov 16, 2019

Super sweet and a little steamy and full of very smart women.

PimaLib_JessicaP Aug 09, 2019

If the cover doesn't immediately draw you in, then LADY ASTRONOMERS certainly should. Set in a time where "science societies" didn't believe women could be anything more than notetakers for their spouses and fathers, the Real Scientists in the family, one woman aims to make a name for herself by translating a well-known French work into English. So what if she falls in love with the widow acting as her sponsor along the way? The author really approaches the power dynamic between a poor woman and her benefactress in an interesting and compelling way. There’s also a lot about the nature of science and art, and that alone makes it pretty magical.
Overall, this book is a delight. A quick read that will leave you grasping for more of the supporting characters in this universe, Lady's Guide has a lot to love. NOTE: This book does contain sexually explicit content.

RomanceAddict Jul 24, 2019

Review excerpt: "'The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics' is a luscious historical f/f romance. I adored this book, which includes science, art, and feminism. It may be too slow for some people’s taste – this is a book in which people spend a lot of time either thinking about their feelings or talking about their feelings. It’s very much a drawing room romance as opposed to an adventure romance. However, if you have the patience for this kind of slow paced story, you will love this one."

https://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/reviews/the-ladys-guide-to-celestial-mechanics-by-olivia-waite/

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ker0wyn
Jul 09, 2019

This refreshing slow-burn romance follows a brilliant astronomer and a widowed countess, and shows the ways in which they give each other the space and courage they need to become their authentic selves. It's beautiful, honest, caring, passionate, and intense. I loved every moment of it!

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ker0wyn
Jul 09, 2019

This refreshing slow-burn romance follows a brilliant astronomer and a widowed countess, and shows the ways in which they give each other the space and courage they need to become their authentic selves. It's beautiful, honest, caring, passionate, and intense. I loved every moment of it!

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ReadingAdviser_Sally Nov 16, 2019

“[They] passed the next two weeks orbiting one another like a double star: ever moving, never touching, never truly separating.”

ReadingAdviser_Sally Nov 16, 2019

“How much of your innocence can I ruin in the course of one evening?'

'I’m already reasonably ruined.”

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