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y Courting Trouble single work   novel   romance   fantasy   historical fiction  
Is part of The Bustlepunk Chronicles Jenny Schwartz 2011 series - author novel (number 2 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Courting Trouble
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'Swan River Colony, Australia, 1895

'All suffragette Esme Smith wants is respect. Her beau, American inventor Jed Reeve, may be more enlightened than most men, but lately his need to protect her is at odds with her need for independence. Esme begins to wonder if a modern woman can share her life with a man without losing some of herself.

'With his courtship of Esme stalled, the last thing Jed needs is the pressure of saving the Prince of Wales. But when blueprints for a sonic destroyer fall into his hands, he uncovers an anarchist plot that could have deadly consequences.

'While investigating the threats, Jed is determined to keep Esme out of harm's way, despite her protests. But when the terrorists capture Jed and demand a priceless emerald in exchange for his life, it's Esme who must draw on all her strength to save the day.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.


  • Steampunk Note: This story continues the series' focus on gender politics and advanced anachronistic technology, while playing heavily into Victorian romance and adventure tropes. Another feature of note is the Australian setting, which allows for an exploration of steampunk themes and ideas outside of their typical milieu.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      Carina Press ,
      2012 .
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 106pp.p.
      • Ebook only.
      ISBN: 9781426894442
Last amended 12 Jan 2017 14:19:02
  • Western Australia,
  • 1895
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