13 July 2021

Inventing Vivian | Book Review + Giveaway


Ladies of London’s High Society are known for their social graces and poise. Vivian Kirby boasts neither of these enviable qualities, though she does offer impressive conversation on chemical compositions. Unfortunately, it appears that not many men want a brilliant wife. So it is that Vivian finds kinship with a group of young women who embrace each other’s differences: The Blue Orchid Society.

After an extended stay in China, Lord Benedict has returned transformed to his family’s estate, where an encounter with Vivian, whose scientific knowledge he once undermined, leaves him determined to make amends. He arranges to help forward her research—anonymously, of course. Through letters, Vivian establishes a warm friendship with her secret benefactor, even as she’s unexpectedly drawn into a murder investigation that forces her to work alongside Benedict to unearth the truth. Soon, Vivian fears she may be falling in love with two men, never suspecting that they are one and the same.

Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: June 7, 2021



There is so much to enjoy in Jennifer Moore's Inventing Vivian!

Vivian Kirby may not possess what London society deems to be wifely qualities, but she is not without her attributes (and The Blue Orchid Society for quality support and friendship). Lord Benedict may have undermined her in the past, but upon his return from China, he determines to make it up to Vivian—though his anonymous letters seem to complicate matters as they spark a friendship and work to solve a murder together.

As Vivian and Benedict sort through their complicated relationship, I so enjoyed these characters and their circumstances. Vivian is sharp, brilliant, and inventive, while Benedict proves to be endearing and genuine—and the letters they exchange add plenty of charm to their story, while the mystery of the murder provides intrigue and suspense. From beginning to end, these elements work together to create an highly entertaining historical read.

I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


Jennifer Moore is a passionate reader and writer of all things romance due to the need to balance the rest of her world that includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that are anything but romantic. She suffers from an acute addiction to 18th and 19th century military history and literature. Jennifer has a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion. She lives in northern Utah with her family, but most of the time wishes she was on board a frigate during the Age of Sail.


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