I have been a fan of Melanie Dickerson’s work for a few years now, and I was excited when I heard that she was going to be writing a Regency series. As a lover of Jane Austen and most things Regency, I loved this book! It was filled with romance and intrigue to the very end that I had no idea how it would all work out in the end.
First off, I loved the writing style, I loved how it incorporated some Austen-esque feelings while still remaining the author’s own work. I enjoyed the whole concept of the novel involving spies, even though I was a little bit certain how it would all work out, however Melanie Dickerson did a good job of making it both intriguing but yet believable. This book had so many twists and turns up until the last chapter, every time I thought all was well something else happened. I think in some ways this shows how life can constantly throw curve balls at us, yet God’s will for our lives will always work out in the end.
I loved Julia, I found her to be relateable and she just wanted to do what was right, however I did love it when she stood up for herself in certain situations because she knew it was better to do the right thing. Nicolas Langdon was a good hero, although sometimes I found him to be a bit too critical of people, especially Julia. I enjoyed all of the characters in this novel and I can’t wait to find out what out what happens next in this series, even though I think it might be an entirely new set of characters.
I also enjoyed the history of this book because it made me think more about what was going outside of England during the Regency era and it made it come to life.
I am giving this book 4/5 Stars because it was intriguing, while staying true the whole Regency era.
P.S. If you have any book recommendations let me know, and I will check them out.