Posted January 20, 2012 by Kenra Daniels in Top Reads

Review: A View Of A Cemetery (Lust & Lace Vol. I) by Lady T.L. Jennings

TLDR recap:

Having gently resisted his elderly Aunt’s efforts to marry him off, William, a Victorian gentleman takes an apartment overlooking an old cemetery. One late winter evening, as he sits before the window writing his next story, he sees a light in the cemetery. Concerned about grave robbers, he goes to investigate. Will he survive the encounter with the distressed young lady he finds there instead of criminals?
A View Of A Cemetery is a GraveTells Recommended Read!

  • Title: A View Of A Cemetery
  • Series: Lust and Lace ~ A Victorian Romance and Erotic Short Story Collection. Vol. I (My Secret Quill)
  • Author: Lady T.L. Jennings
  • Prominent Characters: William, Lily
  • Recommended reader age: 16+
  • Sexual content level: moderate


*** This review is SPOILER-FREE! Read on with confidence! ***


A View Of A Cemetery is charming short story that takes the reader back to a gentler era. It’s been a while since I’ve read anything set in the Victorian Era, but A View Of A Cemetery seems a fairly accurate portrayal, though the setting is necessarily limited due to word count. Unlike a number of stories set in this time period, it doesn’t have any glaring anachronisms.

The main character, William, was raised gently by a spinster aunt, and, despite her efforts, at 37, has no prospects for a suitable marriage due to the nature of his birth. The author does a good job of showing his stoic acceptance of his circumstances, even quiet eagerness to get on with his lonely existence.

William meets Lily very unexpectedly, and she becomes the sexual aggressor right away. While the intimate scene between the two is not very explicit, it gives the reader insight into William’s overwhelmed emotions. Later, we share his surprise at finding love in such a way, and his satisfaction with his unconventional relationship with Lily.

Memorable quotes:

Aren’t you glad this part of the Victorian Era is gone?

He had been brought up by Aunt Elizabeth, to lessen the family shame; his mere existence had ruined every chance for his mother to be married.

Too bad chivalry was lost, too, though…

Surely the lady must be numb with cold; it certainly could not be healthy to be outdoors in this wretched weather.


If you liked A View Of A Cemetery…

If you liked A View Of A Cemetery, you might also enjoy the other stories in Lust and Lace ~ A Victorian Romance and Erotic Short Story Collection. Vol. I (My Secret Quill).

Final thoughts:

A View Of A Cemetery is a nice little break from the everyday hustle and bustle of the modern world. William isn’t an ordinary historical romance hero. He’s not rich, titled and deeply desired by every woman within miles, but he loves Lily exactly as she is, making him far more appealing than a privileged aristocrat. He doesn’t need riches, fame, or other women. He’s happy just to share his life with Lily. A View Of A Cemetery is a GraveTells Recommended Read!

Rating: A View Of A Cemetery


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Kenra Daniels

I write steamy paranormal romance novels featuring weredragons and daywalking vampires. I live in rural eastern Kentucky with my husband of 25 years, our 5 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 snakes. We have one daughter, and three adorable little grandsons. The first novel in my BLOOD DRAGONS series is on submission with several publishers, and I'm working on the second one