A Regency with suspense, espionage, ruses and red herrings enough to keep me reading for more.
Surprise revelations, gorgeous settings, precise timing, excellent characterization of protagonist and antagonists,
Rees Phillips, delegated butler, is delectable. Sent unsuspected from the British Foreign Office , he is intelligent, responsive and willing to take necessary action!
The story definitely lived up to its book cover! No disappointments. The ending is delicious.. A do not miss invitation to Ms Axtell's next novel!
"Ruth's inner journey of faith parallels her outward journey--seemingly circuitous, sometimes wandering in the desert--yet ever-guided by the Good Shepherd."- Goodreads
*With appreciation to Revell for providing a reading and review copy without obligation.