Novels by Belinda Kroll


Hesitant Mediums series

During the peak of Victorian spiritualism in England, three young women have the skill to speak with the dearly departed, but wish they didn’t. Read this series for an entertaining jaunt into 1880s England full of ghosts who simply must have their say.

All books feature elements of sweet romance, fantasy-of-manners dialogue and action, gaslamp genre settings, and ghosts/spirits.


Some Words with a Mummy
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Selected whimsical works of Edgar Allen Poe.

Haunting Miss Trentwood
Book 1

It is a truth universally acknowledged that one’s suitors and ghosts are never easy with one another, especially if the ghost is one’s father.

Miss Preston’s Predicament
Story 1.5

SHORT STORY. It is a truth universally ignored, most principally by the dowager Dame Hartwell, that ghosts and gatherings do not mix.

A Spirited Engagement
Book 2

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a mother with an unwed son shall foist him upon a séance populated with marriageable young women.


Arch City Magicians series (release TBD)

1873 Reconstruction (2023)
Columbus, OH

Untitled Historical Fantasy

Read this if you enjoy: Black protagonists in historical fantasy, thriving interracial communities, sewing

Genres & Tropes
Gaslamp fantasy, Historical fantasy, Sweet historical romance, women of color, POC historical fantasy

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Civil War novels

1865 Civil War (2017)
Columbus, Ohio

The Last April

Following the end of the Civil War, a teenage girl in Ohio helps a pardoned Confederate soldier recover from his injuries, but her act of compassion is complicated when news of President Lincoln’s assassination reaches Columbus.

Winner of the 2017 Self-Published Book Review award.

Genres & Tropes
Historical fiction, Cozy character drama, Sweet historical romance

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1861 Civil War
Washington, D.C.

Catching the Rose

In the opening days of the Civil War, a teenage girl in Virginia takes advantage of the chaos to visit Washington D.C. with a friend, only to have her beliefs challenged by a handsome, rude Yankee.

Genres & Tropes
Historical fiction, Cozy character drama, Sweet historical romance

Sensitivity warning: Clumsy handling of slavery in the opening, but we get through it. Feel free to skip the first chapter.