Monday, January 23, 2017

The Reluctant Guardian

The Reluctant Guardian
Susanne Dietze
(Love Inspired Historicals)
ISBN: 978-0373425136
February 2017/288 pages/$5.99

Under the Spy's Protection

When Gemma Lyfeld inadvertently interrupts a dangerous smuggling operation in her English village, she's rescued by a mysterious Scottish spy. Now with criminals after her and her hopes for an expected marriage proposal recently dashed, she will make her society debut in London. But not without the man tasked with protecting her…

Covert government agent Tavin Knox must keep Gemma safe from the criminals who think she can identify them—a mission he never wanted. But as he escorts her and her rascally nephews around London, the lovely English lass proves braver than he ever imagined. Suddenly, the spy who works alone has one Season to become the family man he never dreamed he'd be.


Susanne Dietze began writing love stories in high school, casting her friends in the starring roles. Today, she's the award-winning author of almost a dozen historical romances who's seen her work on the ECPA and Publisher's Weekly Bestseller Lists for Inspirational Fiction. Married to a pastor and the mom of two, Susanne lives in California and enjoys fancy-schmancy tea parties, genealogy, the beach, and curling up on the couch with a costume drama and a plate of nachos. Learn more at her website and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.


This is the second of Susanne Dietze's novels that I have read and she is quickly becoming a must-read author for me. Set in one of my favorite time periods, The Reluctant Guardian gripped me from the opening pages, and I had to force myself to set it aside when other responsibilities had the audacity to take precedence over reading time! The stringent expectations of societal mores and the excitement of Gemma's debut--albeit belated-- London season combine with the danger and suspense that Tavin desperately tries to keep far from her, making this a heart-pounding read. Dietze brillantly weaves all the elements of this story together, and the ending totally surprised me. Add this book to your February must-read list, and watch for more from this talented author!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a digital copy of this book from Susanne Dietze. I was not required to write a 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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Susanne Dietze said...

I am so glad you enjoyed the book! What a treat! You are so kind to post a review. Have a fabulous week, Linda!