Hi All! This year I am going to do Reading With a Side Of….a little different. Every month I am going to make a list of recipes and books that go along perfectly with a movie or television show. My first month’s selection is Bridgerton. Nothing goes better with the Victorian drama than an old fashion tea. Here are some great recipes to make your tea amazing:
English Tea Sandwiches from Preppy Kitchen
Current Scones from The Spruce Eats
Earl Grey Tea Cakes from Olive
“Buttermilk and Mixed Fruit Scones with Sour Cherry Jam” byFrench Tart is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0
And now for some awesome read-a-likes.
Dangerous Alliance: An Austentacious Romance by Jennike Cohen
Lady Victoria Aston loves her life on her family’s country estate. She is happy to spend the day tended to the animals and the grounds. However, Victoria’s life takes a major detour when the family finds out that her beloved sister, Althea’s, husband is a rake. Victoria must step up and find an appropriate man to marry to ensure that Althea’s husband, Dane, can not lay claim to the Aston estate. Victoria begins navigating society where she quickly catches the eye of Mr. Carmichael and Mr. Silby. Both men are well-to-do and would guarantee Victoria a comfortable life but do they actually have her best intentions in mind? Plus, Victoria can’t stop herself from being drawn to Tom Sherborne, the boy next door, who disappeared years before without an explanation and a piece of her heart but who may be more concerned with Victoria’s dowry than her heart. Now, Victoria must sort out her possible romantic life while dodging a series of unexplained attacks on her safety. What’s a girl to do?
A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Henry “Monty” Montague is on his last adventure before settling into his life as the lord of the manor. Monty along with his best friend and possible love interest, Percy, and his sister will cross the continent and encounter many dangers and adventures.
The Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty
Sage Fowler doesn’t want to be married. She doesn’t believe in being matched by the powerful matchmaker which makes Sage’s life very complicated when she becomes the matchmaker’s apprentice. Sage will help organize the event where the girls will be matched for political alliances. However, as the girls are being transported by a military escort Sage helps uncover a plot against the crown and must team up the military to protect the girls and the crown.