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Every season (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer), Amber and Autumn – twin sisters behind The Silver Petticoat Review and The Silver Petticoat Book Club – select six book recommendations. A book club focused on choosing books with love stories (it does not need to be a romance) or books with Romanticism (fantasy, fairy tales, gothic, historical fiction, etc.).

Think sweet, smart, imaginative, or Austenesque in style, from classics to debut authors, bestsellers, book club books, personal nostalgic favorites, and more.

Amber and Autumn have made it their mission to select books that ignite a love of reading, whether it’s a fun, sensationalist read or an upmarket literary novel that explores themes of humanity.

All selected book club books range between one and three out of five on the steaminess scale and do not typically have tons of gore, profanity, or explicit content. Some novels may include a little bit of graphic text, profanity, or violence; however, Amber and Autumn will give a content warning.


  • Historical Fiction
  • Classic Literature
  • Book Club Books/Upmarket Fiction
  • Historical Romance
  • Women’s Fiction
  • Austenesque
  • Fantasy (and many of the sub-genres like Gaslamp)
  • Paranormal Romance
  • Rom-Com
  • Clean & Wholesome Romance/Closed Door Romance
  • Literary Fiction
  • Romantic Mystery/Romantic Suspense
  • Cozy Mystery
  • Gothic Romance
  • Fairy Tales/Folklore/Mythology
  • YA Fiction (typically fantasy, paranormal, dystopian, or historical)
  • Select Biographies Connected to These Genres


(Amber and Autumn include these ratings even if a book is not technically categorized as a “romance.”)

While there are numerous romance ratings based on steam level, for the book club’s purposes, One is the equivalent of a G movie like Hallmark. A Two is a book on the PG/mild PG-13 level, which might include more kissing or closed-door moments with implied sensuality.

Three might include a bedroom scene or up to a handful, but they are less graphically depicted and not the book’s focus. A Four can be very explicit but still have a story beyond the bedroom scenes (think Outlander), while Five heads into the erotica category.

Again, the book club only covers books from one to three (out of five) on the steaminess scale for this book club. A novel’s amount of profanity and violence is also considered and rated similarly.


The discussion is simple. Amber and Autumn will ask members on Facebook and Goodreads about each book – albeit giving people time to read first! They’ll ask members if they’ve read the book and what they thought. You can join in at any time to share your thoughts.

You can also follow the hashtag #TheSilverPetticoatBookClub. Also, please use the hashtag to show how you’re participating. And remember to invite your friends to join.

Join the private Silver Petticoat Book Club Facebook Group for extra fun.



Our New Fall 2023 Selections for The Silver Petticoat Book Club. The image shows six book covers for This Rough Magic, The Book Thief, The Cuban Heiress, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Gods of Jade and Shadow and Sorcery and Cecelia.

The Fall 2023 announcement for The Silver Petticoat Book Club is here – a book club focused on books with love stories or Romanticism.

Read our complete announcement: The Silver Petticoat Book Club Fall 2023: Cozy Up With These Six Riveting Choices



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To make it easier to buy from the selection of Silver Petticoat Book Club picks (while also supporting local bookstores), you can check out Amber and Autumn’s new bookshop on with a list of all the book club selections – plus some fun extras!

Check it out.


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The Silver Petticoat Book Club Selects ‘Butterfly Yellow’ For May 2021 Book Club Pick

“This month’s poetic read is sure to win your heart!”
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Pride and Prejudice Discussion Questions – Silver Petticoat Book Club Guide

A list of downloadable discussion questions for “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen.
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The Jane Austen Society Discussion Questions – A Silver Petticoat Book Club Guide

A list of downloadable discussion questions for The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner.
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The Silver Petticoat Book Club: Your April 2021 Read is ‘Pride and Prejudice’

Our April 2021 read is a book that has stood the test of time!
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The Silver Petticoat Book Club: March 2021 is Catch-Up Month

If you’re behind on the book club picks, March 2021 is the month to catch up!
Elizabeth Chatsworth Interview: picture of author and The Brass Queen book cover

Elizabeth Chatsworth Interview: Q&A on ‘The Brass Queen’

Elizabeth Chatsworth is the debut author of the Gaslamp fantasy novel, The Brass Queen. She discusses her writing inspiration, the “Brassiverse,” and when we can expect book two in the series.
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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!
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The Silver Petticoat Book Club: Your January 2021 Read Is ‘North And South’

To celebrate the New Year, we’ve selected a classic love story for the ages!

The Silver Petticoat Book Club: Your November 2020 Read is ‘The Mischief of the Mistletoe’

To celebrate the holidays, we’ve selected a light-hearted historical novel with Jane Austen, espionage, romance, and tons of mischief.
SIlver Petticoat Book Club October 2020 read is Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

The Silver Petticoat Book Club: Your October 2020 Read is ‘Rebecca’

In the spirit of Halloween (and an upcoming Netflix adaptation), we’ve selected a classic gothic romance full of suspense for your October 2020 read.