Meet the Author:
Pamela Mingle is a former teacher and librarian who was fortunate enough to choose writing as a third career. Or maybe it chose her. 🙂 She loves to create romantic tales that play out against historical events and always includes some humor in her books.
Pam and her husband enjoy walking in the UK–even though she’s done her share of whining on those fifteen-mile days. The walking trips have been an ideal way to discover new settings for her books.
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About the Book:
A determined sister . . .
Madeleine Vernon’s dreams should be filled with elegant gowns and marriageable men. Instead, she dreams of avenging her brother’s death. But when she’s captured by the queen’s men, she’s forced to become a spy by her mysterious yet undeniably attractive captor.A rakish spy . . .
After years of working for his father in Queen Elizabeth’s service, Nicholas Ryder is close to going his own way. But now he’s got a feisty beauty he must protect or risk her execution as a traitor to the crown. She’s a distraction he can’t afford, but he also can’t stop thinking about her.A dangerous lie . . .
It is Nicholas’s job to foil plots against Elizabeth, and he sends Maddy into a household of suspected traitors to garner what information she can. As the line between captor and prisoner blurs, deceit, betrayal, and desire become a perilous mix. Ultimately, Nicholas must decide whether duty to the queen is more important than winning Maddy’s heart.Purchase:
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Madeleine is a very determined woman with the need to avenge her brother’s death. But this need has triggered her capture with the only way to survive being to work as a spy for her enemy. That enemy is Nicholas who after working years as a spy himself for Queen Elizabeth is close to making his own way. Now he has a traitorous beauty to protect.
Maddy is attracted to her captor but this is a perilous mix of deceit, betrayal and desire which tears her in different directions.
Ultimately, Nicholas must decide whether duty to the queen is more important than winning Maddy’s heart. Will the secrets he is holding from her surface and will they be what tears this would be couple apart?
How will this clash of wills play out?
I gave this title 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development. The Elizabethan Era is not one of my favorites but this intriguing story captivated me and I couldn’t put it down.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read.
This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.
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