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Thursday, August 02, 2012

Book Review - "A Necessary Deception by Laurie Alice Eakes

By Jennifer Hudson Taylor

#christianromance, #christianfiction

Book Description

When young widow Lady Lydia Gale helps a French prisoner obtain parole, she never dreamed he would turn up in her parlor. But just as the London Season is getting under way, there he is, along with a few other questionable personages. While she should be focused on helping her headstrong younger sister prepare for her entrĂ© into London society, Lady Gale finds herself preoccupied with the mysterious Frenchman. Is he a spy or a suitor? Can she trust him? Or is she putting her family in danger?

Readers will enjoy being drawn into this world of elegance and intrigue, balls and masquerades. Author Laurie Alice Eakes whisks readers through the drawing rooms of London amid the sound of rustling gowns on this exciting quest to let the past stay in the past and let love guide the future.

My Review
This is a well-written Christian historical English Regency. While it has the style of a traditional Regency following the historical detail and accuracy of the time period and places of London, it has an intriguing thread of mystery. I absolutely love books like this! Historical romantic suspense would be a great subcategory for it. 

The characters are interesting and the plot thickens as you read through the story and wonder how they will all get out of their predicament. While Lydia acted as a proper lady in the English Regency era, I love the way she was also different and had her own personality. She wasn't too constricted by the rules of the time. It was interesting that the hero was French at a time when England was at war with the French during the Napoleonic War. This made their romance even more interesting as it progressed at a natural and appropriate rate. This is a wonderful book that I highly recommend!

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