Caroline Delacroix is at the pinnacle of Washington high society in her role as secretary to the first lady of the United States. But beneath the facade of her beauty, glamorous wardrobe, and dazzling personality, she's hiding a terrible secret. If she cannot untangle a web of foreign espionage, her brother will face execution for treason.
Nathaniel Trask is the newly appointed head of the president's Secret Service team. He is immediately suspicious of Caroline despite his overwhelming attraction to her quick wit and undeniable charm. Desperate to keep the president protected, Nathaniel must battle to keep his focus fully on his job as the threat to the president rises.
Amid the glamorous pageantry of Gilded Age Washington, DC, Caroline and Nathaniel will face adventure, danger, and heartbreak in a race against time that will span the continent and the depth of human emotion.
In this second installment of the Hope and Glory series (following The Spice King) Camden takes readers to the McKinley White House for a captivating romance. Caroline Delacroix is First Lady Ida McKinley's personal secretary. Secret Service agent Nathaniel Trask has been put in charge of protecting the president from anarchists and, though Caroline is a natural-born rule breaker, Nathaniel needs her as an ally as he tightens up controls on who is coming in and out of the White House. The two are attracted to each other from the off, but when Nathaniel learns that Caroline has a twin brother who has been arrested for treason in Cuba, he is furious. Despite Nathaniel's disapproval, Caroline pushes for her brother's freedom using all means at her disposal. After McKinley is assassinated on Nathaniel's watch, the agent is a broken man and Caroline is out of a job. Caroline puts her trust in God as she struggles to help Nathaniel and her brother, whose lives intersect in surprising ways. This will be a hit with series fans. \n