Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Book Review - Necessary Deception by Laurie Alice Eakes



Publisher's blurb:
When young widow Lydia Gale helps a French prisoner obtain parole, she never dreams she will see him again. But just as the London Season gets under way, the man presents himself in her parlor. While she should be focused on getting her headstrong younger sister prepared for her entrée into 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 herself and her family in danger?

Discover a world of elegance and intrigue, balls and masquerades as Laurie Alice Eakes whisks you into the drawing rooms of London Society on this exciting quest to let the past stay in the past--and let love guide the future.

My Review: I can't say I liked this book much. Perhaps it was the time it took place, but I did not like the  tedious details of the requirements of the era - the chaperones, the servants, the season or coming out, the endless entourages they seemed to require. It didn't add to the story for me. The story itself, I found weak at best. The author's attempt at cliffhangers at chapter's end, only served to confuse. I had to make myself finish this book. Had I not had to write a review, I would have set it aside.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group
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