sunnuntai 16. heinäkuuta 2017

Shana Galen: Sapphires are an earl's best friend

Shana Galen tuntuu tykästyneen vakoilujännärien juonenkäänteisiin historiallisissa viihderomaaneissaan: Sapphires are an earl's best friend (Sourcebooks Casablanca, 2014; ISBN 978-1-4022-6979-0).

Melkoista höttöä on tämä romaani, eikä ajankuvan uskottavuudelle ole kovin isossa määrin painoa kirjoittamisessa laitettu. No, helppolukuista tekstiä kuitenkin.

Lily Dawson, dubbed the Countess of Charm by the Prince Regent himself, plays the role of the courtesan flawlessly while her real purpose is spying in the service of the Crown. Her mission now is to seduce a duke to test his true loyalties. She'll do it, even though the man she really wants is Andrew Booth-Payne, Earl of Darlington-the duke's son. Andrew is furious when he finds himself rivaling his father for Lily's attention. When he uncovers Lily's mission, Andrew is faced with impossible choices. It seems he is destined to betray either his family, his country, or the longings of his own heart.

The third book in a sparkling Regency romance trilogy from acclaimed author Shana Galen following a glittering trio of celebrated courtesans whose fortunes depend on theton believing the rumors about their mysterious lives.

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