I've read a few regencies in my day, but I'm not an active follower of the genre. Still, I love a good historical. And when an author can transport you into a time period, a reader gets full enjoyment.
Laurie Alice Eakes is a writer that does just that.
Her latest work, A Necessary Deception, tells the story of a young widow that extends her hand to an enemy that once befriended her late husband. As the back of the blurb tells you...
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 entré 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?
But the above still doesn't provide enough of the action. When Lady Lydia Gale's gesture leads to
threats of treason and arrest as well as blackmail, the reader knows they're in for a story that will keep them on edge to the end.
For those of you that got giftcards for a Christmas and are looking for a good read, this is an inspirational novel that is well worth checking out.