Author: Connie Crow
Genre: Historical Romance
Review Rating: Five Stars
Reviewer: Linda Hays-Gibbs
Lady Sarah Evanston was living with Aunt Hortense, the Countess of Breckenridge in her townhouse in London, England. Sarah comes into her money soon and she plans to move out to her country estate.
Lade Sarah is in love with Lord Reggie Guilworth, who is in line to be the Fifth Duke of Guilworth. The poor girl recently lost both her parents and it's imperative she choose a husband this season.
Lord Reggie was interested in Sarah but was working for the government and under the spell of a courtesan. He finally realizes that he was not the love of the courtesan's life. In fact she was busy with several paramours.
Reggie knows that Sarah loves him but he is afraid to put her in danger as he is in service with the government.
Sarah decides she must select a man this season or be a spinster.
She is pursued by several men but one Lord Marten has made his intentions known. Sarah comes into her own money and estate and wants to live in the country alone with her aunt. All her fiends seem against this. Sarah is determined and moves to her estate and plans her own ball.
There are French spies, intrigue, murders, and love interests galore. It is a very interesting time they have in the country.
Reggie can't seem to get the nerve up to tell Sarah how he feels, that he realizes he loves her. The Frenchman makes Reggie jealous and Lord Marten lets it be known his intentions to ask for Sarah.
Sarah has almost given up on a husband that she will love and who will love her. She will marry so she isn't a spinster. Lord Marten is the one she decides to accept though she still loves Reggie.
French aristocrats must meet in emergency to find out who the traitor in their mist is? The house is guarded but spies still get through. Reggie is trying to keep Sarah safe.
It is an exciting adventure. I give it Five Stars for content and Characters. Jamison the butler, the cousins, Emile Drew, Janette and staff are all so interesting and fleshed. It felt more like a large family. They all cared about each other. I enjoyed this interesting romantic adventure.