Sunday, January 24, 2016

A Spy's Devotion

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A Spy's Devotion
Melanie Dickerson
Waterfall Press


In England’s Regency era, manners and elegance reign in public life—but behind closed doors treason and tawdriness 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.

     For a reader, it's always a little risky when an established author takes up a "new" genre. Known for her Christian fairy tale retellings, Melanie Dickerson's new book explores the Regency period, and I'm happy to state that she slides effortlessly into the period, crafting a book that I think I liked even more than some of her fairy tales.

     While I confess Melanie Dickerson's writing style is not my favorite, I do love the way she weaves her stories- but even more than that, I'm always pleased by how noble her characters are. They are always truly good people that it is a pleasure to follow. Nicholas and Julia are no exception to this, and I was rooting for them the whole time. The plot, if conventional by Romance standards, is still engaging, and accurate to the Regency setting.

     Though A Spy's Devotion did start out a little slowly, it picked up about halfway through and there were even a few scenes that had me very worried about how everything was going to turn out! Overall, I found myself pleased with this novel, and I'm looking forward to the next books in this series.

Rating: 8

I received an ebook copy of this book for free from netgalley.com in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to read you enjoyed this one, Hayden. It sounds quite exciting indeed. :) Thanks for sharing a great review.

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