On The Bias
Mistress Castalia Jones has built up her dressmaking business stitch by stitch. Comfortably middle-aged, she has apprentices to train, clothing to design (and plenty of it), and the freedom to make her own choices. When she overhears uncomfortable gossip about one of her best clients and his fiancee, she finds herself sharing the details with his valet, Benton.
(Set in 1926, in Wales and the New Forest, England, with a side of hurt/comfort and a difficult rooster.)
Vivian Porter’s inquiry agency specialises in unusual problems that require discretion – and sometimes unusual talents. When her assistant is asked for help, Vivian agrees to investigate stories of ghosts and unusual occurrences at a boarding house in a rural Oxfordshire home. Cadmus Michaels, the absent-minded academic who owns the house, isn’t much bothered by the ghosts, but is not at all sure about Vivian upsetting his residents, or what she’s up to in the woods.
(Set in 1924 in Oxfordshire, and including more about the Fatae.)
Richard and Alysoun Edgarton, now Lord and Lady Edgarton after the death of his father, were an arranged marriage, and reasonably content but living very different lives. While dealing with chronic pain and fatigue, Alysoun spends most of her time at their estate with their two children, while Richard is busy establishing himself as a competent Captain in the Guard. When Alysoun is intrigued by an odd piece of stained glass in a museum exhibit, it draws them closer together, and into intrigue and the challenges of Edwardian society.
(An Edwardian-era book, set in 1906. Lord and Lady Edgarton appear in Wards of the Roses and On The Bias later in their lives together.)