A Spy's Devotion

A Spy's Devotion

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In England's Regency era, manners and elegance reign in public life--but behind closed doors treason and deception thrive. Nicholas Langdon is no stranger to reserved civility or bloody barbarity. After suffering a battlefield injury, the wealthy, well-connected British officer returns home to heal--and to fulfill a dying soldier's last wish by delivering his coded diary.

At the home of the Wilherns, one of England's most powerful families, Langdon attends a lavish ball where he meets their beautiful and intelligent ward, Julia Grey. Determined to maintain propriety, he keeps his distance--until the diary is stolen and all clues lead to Julia's guardian. As Langdon traces an evil plot that could be the nation's undoing, he grows ever more intrigued by the lovely young woman. And when Julia realizes that England--and the man she is falling in love with--need her help, she finds herself caught in the fray. Will the two succumb to their attraction while fighting to save their country?

Publisher: Grand Haven, Waterfall Press ©2016.
ISBN: 9781503950511
Characteristics: 314 pages ;,21 cm.


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JCLMargaretO Jun 05, 2018

Book one, and a very nice beginning to Melanie Dickerson's Regency Spies of London Series.

Sep 01, 2017

This was such a sweet romance! It also proves humility is a much more becoming trait than arrogance or the air of superiority.

Apr 14, 2016

Where have I been all my life? why am I just discovering the delightful author that is Melanie Dickerson?? as it happens, this is the first book I have read from her and it certainly will not be the last. I have already put the rest of her books on my "to read" list.

J'adore books about the Regency era where propriety and good manners ruled the day! and in those days, one didn't have to look far to see gentlemen and "chivalry" in action! The reader is presented with chivalry, charm and good looks from the dashing hero Nicholas who with his noble heart and compassion sets out to solve a mystery that was critical for England! on the way he of course encounters the humble and beautiful Miss Grey. They band together to save England! She tried not to, but she falls for him and despite circumstances of "class" and "propriety", a romance blooms! I really liked the character development of the heroine. I felt that I related to her in critical elements. She did not throw herself at a man in contrast to "other women" in the novel but she was honest about her feelings, something I believe was critical for the romance in the end. Another thing, is I really like romances where it's a slow burn. Where people are in control of their emotions and don't just act immediately on something just because they feel to.
This was truly a delight to read. if you are a fan of Julie Klassen, or related regency works you should like this as well.


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Apr 13, 2016

Pg 99 "But a Young lady should never try to gain a man's affections by flirting when she feels no attachment to him. It is wrong."

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