Kathleen Kimmel

Kathleen Kimmel is the author of the Birch Hall Romance series, including A Gentleman’s Guide to Scandal and A Lady’s Guide to Ruin. She works in the video game industry, writing for games on such varied topics as Jane Austen, supernatural detectives, romance visual novels, rubber ducks, and true love. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and a small, cat-shaped demon.

Kathleen Kimmel also publishes YA under the name Kate Alice Marshall.

Find Kathleen on her website, and follow Kathleen on Twitter @kmarshallarts.

Bibliography

  • Birch Hall Romance Series
    A Lady’s Guide to Ruin (#1)
    Kathleen Kimmel
  • Birch Hall Romance Series
    A Gentleman’s Guide to Scandal (#2)
    Kathleen Kimmel
     

Reviews

Birch Hall Romance Series

A Lady’s Guide to Ruin (#1)
“I highly recommend Kathleen Kimmel’s A LADY'S GUIDE TO RUIN. It is a Regency-era romance made special by the heroine, though the hero is delicious too and the plot engaging [...] I eagerly await the next in the series, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO SCANDAL. It is, after all, lovely to discover a new author.”

Amazon Book Reviews

“[A] Regency-set debut […] enhanced by the excellent character development.”

Publishers Weekly

“Kimmel’s debut has plenty of plot, loads of action and a large cast of characters to keep readers interested [...] Kimmel demonstrates a talent for storytelling.”

RT Book Reviews

“Birch Hall is a lovely setting for a romance, and Kimmel describes the place beautifully. A LADY’S GUIDE TO RUIN is filled with steamy romance, secretive adventures, and well-developed characters that will have readers anxiously awaiting the second book in the Birch Hall series.”

Fresh Fiction

“A fast pace, a surfeit of diverse characters, and a complex plot add up to an engaging story and a credible debut with a most satisfactory conclusion. “

Library Journal

“The fact [that Joan] truly is such a different heroine makes for a fascinating aspect all on its own but when you add in all the elements of this story it was an adventure I couldn’t put down [...] I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys strong characters and solid stories.”

Night Owl Romance

A Gentleman’s Guide to Scandal (#2)
“The notion of scandal is everywhere in this charming novel, and at times the reader has the entertaining dilemma of wondering what the real scandal will be. The sex comes rather late but it doesn’t disappoint. Elinor and Colin are well-matched in wit, vulnerability, and awkward sexual desire, and the mystery of Marie’s death in India is resolved in a satisfying and surprising way. Great fun from start to finish.”

Kirkus

“The sizzling chemistry between Colin and Elinor is a driving force of this novel, which is complete with subtle suspense and a fearless heroine.”

Publishers Weekly

“Kimmel follows her debut with another unconventional Regency romance. Her strong, witty, intelligent heroine sparkles next to the comfortable, sometimes inept hero. The plot has a slightly dark side, yet the repartee keeps it light, and the sensuality allows a world of heat to rise from the pages. Kimmel is a delightful, fresh voice in the genre.”

RT Book Reviews

“Kathleen Kimmel again has written a historical fiction that engages the reader from the beginning. Her ability to develop characters and use a setting that the reader can immerse themselves in is what drew me into this story.”

Open Book Society