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The Silver Petticoat Book Club: Your February 2021 Read is ‘The Brass Queen’

For February, we’ve chosen a new Gaslamp fantasy full of romance, wit, and adventure! Find out all the details about our February 2021 read here!

the brass queen book cover with steampunk background
Our February 2021 Read!

January came and went rather quickly, and a new month is here! But with it comes a brand-new pick for The Silver Petticoat Book Club. For this month’s read, we chose a new book we recently had the pleasure of reading.

It was so much fun, full of adventure and non-stop action, and an entertaining romance that it was hard to put down. It was also a unique story full of fabulous worldbuilding we think you’ll enjoy.


The Brass Queen Book Cover

The Silver Petticoat Book Club pick of February is The Brass Queen by Elizabeth Chatsworth (who also just so happens to be a book club member!) This book is the introduction to what will hopefully become a fun series of books. However, book club members can read it as a standalone.

The Brass Queen is an enjoyable blend of genres, including Gaslamp fantasy, steampunk, romance, alternate history, historical, and even a bit of science-fiction. In the book, you’ll find spies, assassins, a handsome cowboy, a witty heroine, and even Queen Victoria! Overall, it’s a wonderful debut from the imaginative Chatsworth!

For more details on why we love and chose this book, you can read our full review HERE.

Content Note: The book is PG-like.

If you need more convincing, read this list of positive reviews from big review sites like Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and more! When you read the book, you’ll find out why Buzzfeed picked it as a new book they “can’t stop talking about.”


She knows a liar when she sees one. He knows a fraud when he meets one.

In a steam-powered world, Miss Constance Haltwhistle is the last in a line of blue-blooded rogues. Selling firearms under her alias, the “Brass Queen,” she has kept her baronial estate’s coffers full. But when US spy J. F. Trusdale saves her from assassins, she’s pulled into a search for a scientist with an invisibility serum. As royal foes create an invisible army to start a global war, Constance and Trusdale must learn to trust each other. If they don’t, the world as they know it will disappear before their eyes.

If you like the Parasol Protectorate or the Invisible Library series, you’ll love this gaslamp fantasy—a rambunctious romantic romp that will have you both laughing out loud and wishing you owned all of Miss Haltwhistle’s armaments.



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The Brass Queen Book Cover


(A Book Club Focused on Sweet or Sophisticated Love Stories From All Genres.)

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For those new to the book club, we rotate between choosing more recent books and “classics,” meaning every other pick will alternate between contemporary and classic choices. We define any book published before the year 2000 as a classic. New books are everything published afterward. This month’s pick is a brand-new book, first published in January of 2021.

While we don’t exclusively focus on clean romance, we do select books with typically less explicit content. We’re interested in Jane Austen-like romances rather than erotica. Some books may include explicit content, profanity, violence, etc. However, it will not be throughout the book, and we will always give a warning.

Note: As our selections include classics, our choices will not always be easy reads. So, expect to be stretched if you’re not used to reading novels from past centuries! We may devote two months to a classic story if it’s exceptionally long.

How the Book Club Discussion Works

We’ll discuss The Brass Queen the final week of February on the three social media channels listed below. However, the main discussion questions will be on Facebook and Goodreads.

In short, after we announce a new book club pick, you’ll want to get a copy of the book (buy the book, borrow it from the library, etc.) and read it. Come prepared to discuss when we post book club discussions on our social media channels during the month’s final week.

We may include live video book discussions or virtual events in the future. Right now, all conversations are currently online and in forums/posts.

This month we have a couple of fun surprises in store. So, stay tuned!

You can stay up to date on the book club by following our website, The Silver Petticoat Review (subscribe to our newsletter for updates). You can also follow the #TheSilverPetticoatBookClub hashtag on our social media channels. Also, please feel free to join in and use the hashtag to show how you’re participating. Share fun photos, your favorite quote, and more! We’d love to hear from you.

Read more about The Silver Petticoat Book Club HERE.

What do you think of our Silver Petticoat Book Club pick for February 2021? Do you plan to read The Brass Queen with us? Let us know in the comments.

(NOTE: If you’re a publisher, publicist, or author with a new book that fits The Silver Petticoat Book Club and would like us to consider it for future picks, please send us an email!)

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