Saturday, March 09, 2013

Book Review: Moonlight Masquerade by Ruth Axtell

When Rees Phillips from the British Foreign Office is sent on assignment to spy on Lady Celine Wexham, he was prepared to do anything to help his country and move up in his career. What he was not prepared for was Lady Wexham's beauty, charm, grace, and goodness! There was no way that someone so kind and noble would spy for Napoleon Bonapart, was there? The more time he spends around this remarkable lady, working as the butler in her home, the more he starts to doubt himself and his mission. What will win in the end - loyalty to the crown, or to his heart?

Though this time period is the setting for many of the historical novels I read, I have never yet read one that was based on the politics of the day, and it's always a breath of fresh air to read a new idea. I admit, it's been a long time since I ever studied Napoleon, and if you are like me, and don't remember much about battles and this part of history, you may want to do a quick wikipedia catch up because this story does include quite a lot of references to the state of the empires at the time. Otherwise, it's fabulous! I love a good spy story and the cat and mouse games that go on. A new and fun read!

Thank you to Revell Publishers for a copy of this book to review.

Available March 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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