ABOUT THE SERIES
Fans of THE SEX DIARIES OF MRS. BRIGHT are sure to enjoy Lily McCloud’s newest historical romance series, THE SPICE COLLECTORS.
From the Alps to Zanzibar, THE SPICE COLLECTORS recounts a journey of discovery for Penny and Jonathan. Penny is a budding female scientist seizing the opportunity to explore the world. Her only problem? It’s the 1890s and the world is still mired in antiquated notions of equality. This doesn't stop Penny from traveling incognito as "Spence," Jonathan’s valet. Jonathan, meanwhile, is a hopeless romantic on a quest to collect spices and sexual secrets that will win him the hand of the woman he loves. But his heart has other designs, and neither he nor Penny are prepared for the manner in which the people and places they encounter will forever change their destinies.
BOOK ONE: ELDERBERRY
Jonathan and Spence set out for the Alps where the collection of Elderberry blossoms proves the least challenging aspect of Jonathan’s quest. Unbeknownst to Jonathan, "Spence" carries a secret that complicates Jonathan’s yearning for Mrs. Brasson.
BOOK TWO: SAFFRON
Escaping from Venice, Jonathan and Penny journey onward to Athens, while Penny struggles to retain the subterfuge that has allowed her to journey this far. Back in London, Mrs. Brasson and her companion Zachary grow ever more excitable as letters begin to arrive, both from the traveling pair and from the women Jonathan intimately encounters.
BOOK THREE: CLOVES
While en route from Greece to Zanzibar, the pair discover they've been followed, and for a secret that involves the Duchess they encountered at the spa. In Zanzibar, Penny makes a decision that may send her packing, while back in London, Mrs. Brasson and Zachary discover themselves embroiled in intrigue--and in new wonders.
BOOK FOUR: GINGER
When a childless couple aboard the Bombay-bound steam ship asks for his assistance, Jonathan is happy to comply, only to find himself ensnared by dark desires. Penny, meanwhile, enjoys the freedoms of her disguise, immerses herself in the study of physical love.
BOOK FIVE: APHRODISIA
Things come to a head, both in London and in the wilds of India, in this final volume of THE SPICE COLLECTORS. Discover what becomes of Mrs. Brasson and Mr. Green's impeded love, and learn whether Jonathan and Penny—now on an expedition to a site of fabled sex temples—can finally reveal their heart's true desires.
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