First book of the Montague Siblings series
Originally Published: March 24, 2017
By: Mackenzi Lee
A wild adventure from start to finish, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is a perfect blend of historical fiction, action and romance.
Henry “Monty” Montague’s father expects him to take over the family’s estate at the end of his Grand Tour of Europe. Monty decides to make the best of what’s left his free life with his sister Felicity and best friend Percy – whom he has a crush on – in tow. But when he steals a seemingly meaningless trinket at Versailles, their tour takes a turn.
Author Mackenzi Lee does a fantastic job with bringing in factual history – as her author notes in the back of the book explain – while also creating a fantastic love story that consistently hits roadblocks. You’ll instantly fall for Monty and Percy.
Final say: European history for a modern audience. ★★★★☆