Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Necessary Deception

A Necessary Deception
Laurie Alice Eakes
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3466-4
October, 2011/352 pages/$14.99

When young widow Lydia Gale helps a French prisoner obtain parole, she never dreams she will see him again. But just as the London Season gets under way, the man presents himself in her parlor. While she should be focused on getting her headstrong younger sister prepared for her entrée into Society, Lady Gale finds herself preoccupied with the mysterious Frenchman. Is he a spy or a suitor? Can she trust him? Or is she putting herself and her family in danger?

Discover a world of elegance and intrigue, balls and masquerades as Laurie Alice Eakes whisks you into the drawing rooms of London Society on this exciting quest to let the past stay in the past--and let love guide the future.

Laurie Alice Eakes is the author of Lady in the Mist, A Necessary Deception, and several other novels. She won a National Readers Choice Award for Best Regency in 2007 for Family Guardian. Laurie Alice writes full-time from her home in Texas, where she lives with her husband and sundry dogs and cats.

This book will sweep you away to another world where the mores of society dictate who has access to the coveted balls and soirees of the London Season and where conversation between two people is often executed as carefully and properly as the steps of a quadrille. Lady Gale's desperate desire for her father's withheld approval tugged at my heart, as did the heartbreaking secrets she hid within about her brief marriage; the responsibilities she shouldered in guiding her sisters added to the burdens. Her French gentleman friend seems like an answer to prayer. But when an unseen man set on revenge begins blackmailing her and casts doubt on the Frenchman's story, she is uncertain whom to trust. I was completely entranced by the intrigue, suspense, and romance of this novel.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Skoots1moM said...

will have to put this one on my list...i love being 'entranced' by a writer's ability