In England’s Regency era, manners and elegance reign in public life—but behind closed doors treason and tawdriness thrive. Nicholas Langdon is no stranger to reserved civility or bloody barbarity. After suffering a battlefield injury, the wealthy, well-connected British officer returns home to heal—and to fulfill a dying soldier’s last wish by delivering his coded diary.
At the home of the Wilherns, one of England’s most powerful families, Langdon attends a lavish ball where he meets their beautiful and intelligent ward, Julia Grey. Determined to maintain propriety, he keeps his distance—until the diary is stolen and all clues lead to Julia’s guardian. As Langdon traces an evil plot that could be the nation’s undoing, he grows ever more intrigued by the lovely young woman. And when Julia realizes that England—and the man she is falling in love with—need her help, she finds herself caught in the fray. Will the two succumb to their attraction while fighting to save their country?
:D I devoured this book and I've realized that's always what happens with Melanie's books!!!! The only problem I find myself in is when I must FORCE myself to put the book down and get some sleep! LOL! Julia is a character that is dear to my heart. She tries SO hard to please and do what's right in societies eyes. But when it comes down to it she is brave and capable! There were a few times at the end that it got a tad too frustration with Julia and Nicholas needing to talk, but circumstances kept getting in their way! I do dearly LOVE how Melanie finally get's them together to talk, but it could have come a couple of scenes earlier!!!!! LOL! I think my favorite character in the whole book is Nicholas's sister Leorah, and I'm SO excited that the next book has her in the lead! I can't WAIT to read it!!!!!!! Overall there are SO many things I LOVED about this book, but I don't want to give anything away!!!! I HIGHLY recommend it! ;0)
Songs: "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)" by Chris Tomlinx
Songs etc. May be changed and/or added in the future. ~ASC
Jeremiah 29:11, Proverbs 3:5-6, Isaiah 55:8-9