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Callie Hutton

Author of The Elusive Wife

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Works by Callie Hutton

The Elusive Wife (2013) 71 copies, 4 reviews
A Study in Murder (2020) 54 copies, 11 reviews
The Bookseller and the Earl (2019) 42 copies, 1 review
The Duke's Quandary (2014) 34 copies, 2 reviews
The Sign of Death (2021) 33 copies, 11 reviews
The Mystery of Albert E. Finch (2022) 26 copies, 7 reviews
For the Love of the Viscount (2017) 21 copies, 2 reviews
A Run for Love (2012) 20 copies, 1 review
Seducing the Marquess (2016) 17 copies, 1 review
The Baron's Betrayal (2015) 16 copies, 3 reviews
A Scandalous Portrait (2020) 16 copies, 1 review
An Angel in the Mail (2017) 15 copies, 1 review
Marrying the Wrong Earl (2017) 14 copies, 3 reviews
The Lady's Disgrace (2014) 13 copies, 2 reviews
The Highlander's Accidental Marriage (2015) 12 copies, 2 reviews
Miss Merry's Christmas (2013) 12 copies
The Highlander's Choice (2015) 11 copies, 2 reviews
Denying the Duke (2017) 11 copies, 3 reviews
His Rebellious Lass (2019) 11 copies, 1 review
Wagering for Miss Blake (2018) 11 copies, 4 reviews
The Pursuit of Mrs. Pennyworth (2018) 10 copies, 4 reviews
For the Love of the Baron (2018) 9 copies, 1 review
For the Love of the Marquess (2017) 8 copies, 1 review
The Earl's Return (2016) 7 copies, 2 reviews
A Tumble Through Time (2013) 7 copies
The Doctor and the Libertine (2020) 7 copies, 1 review
Captivating the Earl (2018) 6 copies, 2 reviews
Death and Deception (2022) 6 copies, 1 review
The Artist and the Rake (2020) 5 copies, 1 review
Homicide at the Vicarage (2023) 4 copies, 1 review
A Scot to Wed (2020) 4 copies
Wild Western Women Ride Again : 5-Book Collection (2014) — Contributor; Contributor — 4 copies
For the Love of the Lady (2018) 4 copies, 1 review
Julia: Bride of New York (2015) 3 copies
A Lady's Trust (2021) 3 copies, 1 review
Governess Romance: 10 Historical Romance Excerpts (2015) — Contributor — 3 copies
A Christmas in Manchester 3 copies, 1 review
Emma's Journey (2013) 3 copies
An Inconvenient Arrangement (2021) 3 copies, 1 review
For the Love of the Duke (2018) 3 copies, 1 review
Stephen's Bride (2016) 2 copies, 1 review
A Rose for Laura (2021) 2 copies, 1 review
Daniel's Desire (2013) 1 copy, 1 review
Oregon Trail Boxed Set (2019) 1 copy


Common Knowledge

Newark, New Jersey, USA
Places of residence
Newark, New Jersey, USA
Oklahoma, USA
Short biography
[from author's website]
USA Today bestselling author, Callie Hutton, author of more than sixty historical romance, romantic suspense, and cozy mystery books, writes humorous and spicy Regency with “historic elements and sensory details” (The Romance Reviews). With a million novels sold and translated into several languages, she continues to entrance readers with her heartfelt historical romances and mysteries. Her Victorian cozy mystery book, The Sign of Death was a finalist in the Simon and Schuster Mary Higgins Clark award in 2022.



carousing Lord is dumped off at Emma's infirmary doorstep. As she fixes his injuries, he realizes that she needs him as much as he needs her.
nancynova | Jul 6, 2024 |
Craig MacKay is a highly skilled warrior. He’s handsome, he’s brave, he’s intelligent, he’s honorable, and the ladies love him as much as he loves them. He has always claimed he’ll never marry – so – what is he doing volunteering to marry the woman to whom his brother is betrothed? His brother, Robin, their Laird, is in love with another woman. Robin will marry the woman to whom he is betrothed out of honor, but he’ll be miserable – and Craig knows it. It was an arranged marriage that was foisted upon Robin and Craig is pretty sure the betrothed’s brother won’t care which MacKay brother marries his sister as long as one of them does. Turns out he is right – and he has a new bride.

Lady Lenora Gunn Gordon is a widow and the sister of Laird David Gunn. Lenora’s world is one of abuse and distrust. The males who should have protected and cared for her used her as a punching bag instead. Her father didn’t even recognize her when he saw her in the hallway, David beat her and then married her off to an abusive husband who also beat and raped her, and after her husband died David took over the abuse again. No, Lenora does not trust any man – and never will. She has no choice but to accept the change in betrotheds, and why should she care since it has all been her brother’s choice? This MacKay will be just one more man to control and abuse her.

I enjoyed getting to know Lenora and Craig as they negotiated their way over the many pitfalls along the way to their HEA. Lenora fought a hard battle to keep from coming to trust and love Craig, but it was one she couldn’t win. Craig was always kind, caring, concerned, and interested and he wore her down – she couldn’t help coming to care for him. The same was true for Craig. He never expected to come to care for the termagant who became his wife. He expected they would both lead their individual lives. I enjoyed seeing the two work through their differences.

I missed reading the first book in this series and will begin reading it as soon as I finish writing this review. That means that I really enjoyed this book – and that this book can be read as a standalone. You’ll want to read the first book, but you don’t have to enjoy this one.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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BarbaraRogers | May 14, 2024 |
Clumsy girl declares her independence from the Ton and purchases a bookstore in Bath. Then the widowed Earl strolls in, looking for books on sign language and she's intrigued.
nancynova | May 1, 2024 |
Dull. Perfunctory prose didn’t create any interest in or tension between MCs. “Just the facts, ma’am.”
mimji | 3 other reviews | Apr 20, 2024 |


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