• Historical Romance Book Review

    Once a Courtesan

    Warnings: Sex, Violence, Mentions of Sexual Abuse My Thoughts Once a Courtesan exceeded my expectations for what romance novels could be, there was a lot of excitement and action. Jacqueline Trouvère is the headmistress of a school that rescues young girls from brothels and educates them in the skills they need to start life anew. I knew that the story would be a bit different from the average historical romance, but I was happy to find a daring romance about trauma and learning to trust and love again. Jacqueline is an unconventional heroine and I adored her. Jacqueline was a courtesan forced into a brothel out of desperation and a…