This is a sequel to Moonlight Masquerade, which I read last year and loved! However, this book stands alone, it just contains a few ties to the previous book.
Jessamine is very young, but has already experienced heartbreak when the man she thought loved her, decided he was a better fit for another woman. Even though she has no intentions of falling in love, Jessamine and her close friend Megan are enjoying a “season” in London. They are hoping to meet eligible young men and fall in love, but at first it seems hopeless! They find themselves despairing at the stuffy, proper atmosphere, which causes a first meeting with Lancelot Marfleet.
Lancelot, from a very wealthy and prominent family grates on Jessamine’s nerves. However, she soon finds he’s not like all the other formal English gentlemen but refuses to admit she likes him.
As the story unwinds, there are complications. Jessamine goes against her better judgment and finds herself in a very immoral and dangerous situation. Of course, Lancelot comes to her rescue, but can he ever love her after learning what she’s done?
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Adventure, romance, and suspense! This novel has it all! Set in 1813 London, it has all the propriety of “society” life that always intrigues me. The heroine, Lady Wexham is French, and waiting for Napoleon Bonaparte to fall so she can return home to the France she loves.
When Lady Wexham’s butler takes a bad fall, and is unable to work, he recommends his nephew Rees for the job. The nephew is capable in his duties, but something about him keeps Lady Wexham suspicious. Little does she know that he is onto her spy work for the French! She soon comes to be watchful of him as well, and the story takes many surprising turns!
Along the way, the two inevitably fall in love! But in order to pursue their love, one must become a traitor to their own country! How will it end? Will Napoleon fall? Will they both be safe as they do their dangerous work?
I loved this book, and highly recommend it. You will not be able to put it down!
Available March 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
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