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  • Published: 27 June 2022
  • ISBN: 9781405954921
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 334
  • RRP: $22.99

The League of Gentlewomen Witches

Dangerous Damsels Series Book 2

The Princess Bride meets Jane Austen in this swoony second novel in The Dangerous Damsels series - an enemies-to-lovers historical romance with a magical twist . . .

Charlotte Pettifer belongs to a secret society skilled in witchcraft.

When rumours of The Black Beryl - a long-lost amulet with very special powers - start to circulate, Charlotte is determined to find the jewel before it falls into the wrong hands.

Which is what happens when the evil Lady Armitage reaches it first.

Begrudgingly accepting the help of rakish pirate, Alex O'Riley, Charlotte sets off to find the jewel before it's too late.

But there's one problem: pirates and witches are sworn enemies.

Which becomes a bit of a problem when sparks begin to fly . . .

  • Published: 27 June 2022
  • ISBN: 9781405954921
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 334
  • RRP: $22.99

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About the author

India Holton

India Holton lives in New Zealand, where she’s enjoyed the typical Kiwi lifestyle of wandering around forests, living barefoot on islands, and messing about in boats. Now she lives in a cottage near the sea, writing books about uppity women and charming rogues, and drinking too much tea.

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Praise for The League of Gentlewomen Witches

The whimsical worldbuilding forms a perfect backdrop to the angsty couple, and Holton's winking narration, which puts her in cahoots with the reader, makes her exaggerated characters work. Overflowing with heart, humour, and hyperbole, this clever romance enchants

Publishers Weekly

Holton provides plenty of chuckles...a fun-filled romp in a topsy-turvy world of corset-wearing, knife-wielding, magic-casting women and gun-wielding, light-fingered, charming pirates

Kirkus Reviews

Clever word play, delightful double entendres, and adventurous high jinks will delight fans of smart, witchy romances


Sexy, funny, and utterly charming . . . Buckle up, readers, because this is a ride you won't want to miss

Lynn Painter, author of Mr. Wrong Number

The League of Gentlewomen Witches has punch and verve, and makes for one heck of ride. It's romantic, sensual and a lot of fun, too

All About Romance

A brilliant mix of adventure, romance, and Oscar Wildesque absurdity - one of the wittiest, most original rom coms I have read all year

Evie Dunmore, USA Today bestselling author of Bringing Down the Duke

Filled with wit and an intriguing enemy-to-lovers romance. For fans of Jane Austen and Evie Dunmore


Holton takes readers on a wild ride through a fun, limitless world, where frivolity and whimsy reign supreme and skilled swordwork and grand displays of magic abound


India Holton's joyous, swoony, genre-exploding novel is a marvel, bristling with wit (and weaponry!) and brimming with love. The League of Gentlewomen Witches will steal your heart, fly it to the moon, and return it to your chest, sparking with magic and just in time for tea

Joanna Lowell, author of The Runaway Duchess

Another wickedly funny romp through this glorious world created by India Holton

Harper St. George, author of The Devil and the Heiress

Fantastical, romantic fun! Sparkling with witty allusions to Shakespeare and Austen, whimsical adventure, and tenderhearted romance. A book lover's dream come true

Chloe Liese, author of the Bergman Brothers series

A wild, rollicking, delicious carnival ride of a story . . . You've never read Victorian romance like this before and it'll ruin you for everything else

Lana Harper, New York Times bestselling author of Payback's a Witch