The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

In The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee, Felicity faces new adventures as she tries to realize her dreams of becoming a doctor. And yes, there are petticoats AND pirates!


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In today’s episode…


The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee is the follow-up to her fabulous The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. In this new novel, Felicity is off on her own adventures. After struggling to gain admission into any sort of hospital or medical school, Felicity wonders if she’ll ever be allowed to study medicine as a woman. Finally, a new opportunity presents itself as one of her idols asks her to work for him on a new expedition. Just as Felicity thinks her hopes have been answered, trouble arises and it’s clear that not everyone has sworn to “do no harm.”


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Episode highlights…


* 1:30 – Why we’re on Instagram, and how cool Leila is

* 7:50 – Callum is a “Nice Guy (TM)”.

*10:08 – Felicity’s idol, Dr. Alexander Platt and Brooklyn Nine-Nine connections



Danielle – “The Good Place” Podcast

Amanda – “Wicked Girls Saving Ourselves” by Seanan McGuire



“I’m not saying I’m a rare breed… I just mean, you don’t meet many girls like me.”

“Maybe not. Or maybe… you just don’t look for them.”

*18:00 – Felicity’s arrogance

*21:30 – The fantasy aspect of these novels

*26:06 – The thing about the scales


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