This novel has everything a reader of Regency Romance is looking for: a romantic love affair between the two major characters in a period setting that transports the reader to a world where life was so different from contemporary lifestyles. And Romy Gemmell has succeeded in writing a page-turner. So how does she do it?
Sparky Lydia Hetherington and handsome Lord Sheldon, the two principal characters, are expertly drawn, and Romy traces the development of their love affair throughout the novel with a light touch. The romance is interlaced with intrigue as the identity of a spy is kept hidden for most of the book. 'Deceit' abounds, and the reader is kept guessing: where is the truth?
The carefully researched Regency setting adds authenticity to a story that keeps the reader involved right to the end.