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Opposites attract more than trouble in the latest captivating Regency romancefromSusanna Craig.
Amanda Bartlett, widowed Countess of Kingston, is a woman beyond reproach. Married at nineteen, she dutifully provided the Earl with an heir and a spare before his death three years ago. Since then, Amanda has lived a simple, quiet life. A life that, if she were honest, has become more than a trifle dull. So when an adventure literally drops into her lap, in the shape of a mysterious book, she intends to make the most of it—especially if it brings her closer to a charismatic stranger. . . .
Major Langley Stanhope, an intelligence officer and master mimic known as the Magpie, needs to retrieve the code book that has fallen into Amanda’s hands. The mistaken delivery has put them both in grave danger and in a desperate race to unearth a traitor. It’s also stirred an intense, reckless attraction. Langley believes the life he leads is not suitable for a delicate widow, but it seems he may have underestimated the lady’s daring . . . and the depths of their mutual desire. . . .
"Craig delights with a fast-paced, intrigue-filled plot and expertly developed characters. Regency fans will eagerly anticipate future installments."
Publishers Weekly, STARRED review 

April 6
Lyrical Press
Kensington Publishing Corp.

Customer Reviews

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All This Fuss Over a Cookbook

Amanda Bartlett, a widow with two sons, is bored. When the book she purchased for her son is somehow swapped for a French cookbook, things begin to happen in her life, exciting things. The most exciting thing of all is Langley Stanhope, master of disguises and Agent for the Crown (spy). When more than one person tries to hold of the cookbook, and Langley seems to be everywhere she is, it doesn’t take long for Amanda to deduce that the book and Langley are more than meets the eye. Amanda and Langley embark on a delightful adventure. There is action, danger, espionage, trickery, a bossy mother, a not-too-bright co-guardian for her sons, two absolutely adorable boys, a villain that is a surprise, and a general with a penchant for match-making. Amid danger, Langley tries to protect Amanda while she insists on being part of action. There is one more exciting thing – a sizzling romance. This a captivating story, a page-turner. The characters, especially Amanda and Langley, are fantastic. This one is a winner.

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