A career is blooming...
A glittering French aristocrat is on the run, disguised as a British governess. England's top spy has a score to settle with her family. But as they're drawn inexorably into the intrigue and madness of Revolutionary Paris, they gamble on a love to which neither of them will admit.
Bourne (The Spymaster's Lady) returns to the French Revolution for her latest romance, this time matching up an English spy and a French aristocrat. Marguerite de Fleurignac, a noblewoman who smuggles migr s to England, encounters William Doyle in the charred remains of her chateau outside of Paris. She needs sanctuary and agrees to let him escort her through the French countryside. Though she pretends to be Scottish and he claims to be French, no one in this book seems able to keep secrets: William knows Marguerite's identity, she and the French secret police both know he is hunting her father, and everyone, including the secret police and the British, knows everything about the smugglers. Nonetheless, the romance is sweet, and once William and Marguerite admit their love, the ensuing adventure story is everything a spy thriller should be.
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It is without a doubt my favorite book of the year! Hmmm, maybe longer. It is chronologically the first in the spymaster series. Although they all stand marvelously alone.There are so many rich layers to this book. Romance...check. Suspense...check. Brilliant writing...double check!!! The book had me entrapped (just like the rabbit) in the first chapter!!!
What a wonderful book!
Loved it! Joanna Bourne is an amazing writer. Do yourself a favor and ready all her books!!