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The Secrets of Latimer House by Jules Wake

The Secrets of Latimer House

In the war against Hitler every secret counts…

Society heiress Evelyn Brooke-Edwards is a skilled interrogator – her beauty making her a non-threat in the eyes of the prisoners.

Farm girl Betty Connors may not be able to type as she claimed, but her crack analytical skills soon find her unearthing covert connections.

German ex-pat Judith Stern never expected to find herself listening in to German POW’s whispered conversations, but the Nazis took her father from her so she will do whatever it takes to help the Allies end this war.

Billeted together in the attic of Latimer House – a place where secrets abound – Evelyn, Betty and Judith soon form a bond of friendship that carries them through the war. Because nothing is stronger than women united.

Tucked away in the Buckinghamshire countryside, Latimer House, a grand country estate, stands proudly – a witness to some of greatest secrets of WW2.

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Absolutely amazing 
Evelyn, Betty and Judith have ended up sharing a room in Latimer House, a top secret war time facility hidden in the English countryside where higher ranking German prisoners of war are interrogated 
I loved the characters of Judith, Evelyn and Betty, they are from vastly different backgrounds but have come together in wartime. They challenge and support each other, they have come together to make a difference and they end up making lifelong friends, although each road has its hiccups. Each girl had her own skill set, Judith is a German Jew who escaped and came to Britain, Betty is a local girl with an extraordinary memory and Evelyn is a higher class young lady who travelled round Europe and who had a German fiancée before the war. Their talents mean that they each excel at their specific jobs and I think this helped me to love them even more as I could understand more about them, who they are, their hopes and dreams and the troubles they have endured 
I really enjoyed this book, it caught my attention right from the start and because it’s based on Latimer House’s real wartime purpose it felt so real and the lines between fact and fiction became blurred. I became so entangled in the story that I could see the characters and the situations in real life, they were there in front of me and I really didn’t want to let them go at the end of the book
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a story full of secrets, drama and intrigue with a central circle of characters who will capture your heart from the very first page 
AM 🐾 x

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Author Bio

Jules Wake

Jules Wake announced at the age of ten that she planned to be a writer. Along the way she was diverted by the glamorous world of PR and worked on many luxury and not so luxury brands. This proved fabulous training for writing novels as it provided her with the opportunity to hone her creative writing skills.

She writes best-selling warm-hearted romantic contemporary fiction for One More Chapter as Jules Wake and was shortlisted for Romantic Novel of the Year 2020 with The Spark.

Under her pen name Julie Caplin, she also writes the warm and witty Romantic Escapes series.

Between them, the two Js have written eighteen novels, The Secret of Latimer House being the latest.

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The Corfe Castle Murders by Rachel McLean

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Meet DCI Lesley Clarke. She’s a straight-talking city copper who doesn’t suffer fools gladly… and she’s been transferred to rural Dorset.
After being injured in a bomb attack, Lesley is presented with a choice – early retirement, or a period of respite in a calmer location.
But things don’t stay calm for long.
Before she’s even started her new job, Lesley is dragged into investigating a murder at one of England’s most iconic landmarks, the imposing Corfe Castle.
Lesley must hit the ground running. Can she get along with her new partner DS Dennis Frampton, a traditionalist who doesn’t appreciate her style? How will she navigate the politics of a smaller force where she’s a bigger, and less welcome, fish? And most importantly, can she solve the murder before the killer strikes again?
The Corfe Castle Murders is a compelling, character-driven mystery perfect for fans of Ruth Rendell, Colin Dexter, Faith Martin and Joy Ellis.

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Kept me guessing 
Lesley is a police DCI who has been relocated from Birmingham to Dorset and the day before she is due to start her new job, she ends as the first office on the scene of a murder at an archeological dig near Corfe Castle
I like Lesley, she is no nonsense and is precise but she is also fair. She doesn’t like her team to jump to conclusions and she is very different to their previous DCI so she clashes with some of them but as the story progresses, they start to better understand her and come closer to liking and respect her and her methods. She is the kind of officer that I would want investigating if anything happened to me or someone I loved which made it really easy for me to bond with her as a character 
The first thing that caught my attention about this book and the reason that I wanted to read and review it was the title and the setting, as a child I would often holiday in Dorset and the Isle of Purbeck which includes Corfe Castle village. I think this really helped me to see all the locations as well as the drama unfolding in real life and the story was so well written that I kept forgetting that it was fiction. I was pulled into the story so quickly and there were so many twists and turns that I was constantly on my toes and unable to put the book down. I will admit that I was surprised at the identity of the murderer at the end, as one of the other characters seemed like a much more likely candidate, and I think this was another act of brilliance by the author to throw the reader off the scent. I’m also really looking forward to the next book in the series, there was a bit of a teaser in this one and now I’m really curious!! 
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a crime novel set in an amazing location with some fabulous characters who will keep you guessing until the end
AM 🐾 x

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rachel mclean

My name’s Rachel McLean and I write thrillers that make you think.

What does that mean?

In short, I want my stories to make your pulse race and your brain tick.

Do you often get through a thriller at breakneck pace but are left with little sense of what the book was really about? Do you sometimes read literary fiction but just wish something would damn well happen?

My books aim to fill that gap.

If you’d like to know more about my books and receive extra bonus content, please join my book club. I’ll send you a weekly (sometimes fortnightly) email with news about my writing research and progress, stories and bonus content for each book. And I’ll let you know when my books are on offer.

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Sandraker by Heide Goody and Iain Grant

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The aristocracy abide by a different set of rules…

…or so it seems to Sam Applewhite when her job brings her to Candlebroke Hall, the stately home. The burglary definitely wasn’t what it appeared to be, and the subsequent accidents suggest that it’s a dangerous place to spend time.

Sam is caught up in events as she tries to protect the interests of young Hilde Odinson, part of the local viking family. The Odinsons insist on doing things their own way though, with scant regard for the law. In the meantime, Sam starts to understand that while many people would kill to live at Candlebroke Hall, maybe there are others who would kill to get away from it

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Totally bizarre but completely addictive 
Sam works for a security company but as the only operative in Skegness and the surrounding area she ends up doing so much more. When the daughter of the local Viking clan is accused of theft, Sam doesn’t think it looks right or makes sense so she starts to investigate further
This book is set from many different points of view and at times it can be hard to keep up but I still loved it and it had me gripped right from the start. Sam is the main character and a lot of the drama revolves around her and the actions she takes. She is a smart person who can see things that others don’t and a mind that puzzles and questions the official version of events. She is supported by her dad and her friend who are there for her and come up with insight, ideas, suggestions and just plain support that help her with her investigation 
This book at times borders on the slightly ridiculous, with a lot of “seriously!! That really wasn’t the best idea” but that is a part of what makes it so readable and what had me unable to put it down. The characters felt real and I could so easily picture what was happening and see the drama unfolding in front of me
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a crime drama that doesn’t follow the traditions of the genre and which will catch your attention right from the start 
AM 🐾 x

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Iain and Heide by Pete C b+w

Heide lives in North Warwickshire with her husband and a fluctuating mix of offspring and animals. Iain lives in South Birmingham with his wife and a fluctuating mix of offspring and animals. They aren’t sure how many novels they’ve written together since 2011 but it’s a surprisingly large number.

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Sealfinger by Heide Goody and Iain Grant

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Some bodies just won’t stay buried.

When a client tells Sam Applewhite she’s seen ghosts in the nearby graveyard, Sam dismisses it as the ramblings of an old woman. She’s got bigger things to worry about — Keeping on top of her job at DefCon4 Security Services isn’t easy – particularly since her manager is a cactus and no one will tell her what her job actually is.

But when the ghost-spotting client goes missing and only Sam suspects foul play, she is compelled to dig deeper.

Aided by her retired stage magician father and the owner of the most outlandish junk shop on the sea front, Sam dives into a mystery involving psychotic seals,  unexploded air force munitions, DIY foot surgery and a corpse that just won’t quit.

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Bizarre but gripping 
Sam works for a security company called Defcon4 and is based out of Skegness. However because it’s such a remote outpost she mostly works on her own doing things from meals on wheels to business security resulting in some strange experiences 
The book is mostly written from Sam’s point of view and I must say that as a character she is smart and thanks to her job she knows a lot of people but she also sees problems that others don’t which can make people not believe her but at the same time can also get her into trouble
This book is a crime drama that started out as a bit creepy but as it developed it got more and more bizarre to the extent that it started to feel more like a comedy crime drama by the end. It was weird but also strangely compelling and addictive and more than once I will admit that I did end up giggling, especially about Doug (I’m going to leave that as a bit of a teaser so not to give any kind of spoiler). A part of me did find that Doug turned into one of my favourite characters by the end. I think one of the things that drew me to this book was the characters and their relationships throughout, especially Sam, her Dad and Delia who often come together, supporting each other and who are the kind of people I would want round me both everyday and in a crisis 
This book was weird and creepy enough that it caught my attention right from the start and kept me reading. I will however admit that my overactive imagination and the character descriptions meant that I felt like I could possibly see Wayne and Jimmy and as a result had to sleep with the light on, but that’s just me! 
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a murder mystery type book with a fabulous main character that will catch your attention and keep you reading 
AM 🐾 x

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Iain and Heide by Pete C b+w

Heide lives in North Warwickshire with her husband and a fluctuating mix of offspring and animals. Iain lives in South Birmingham with his wife and a fluctuating mix of offspring and animals. They aren’t sure how many novels they’ve written together since 2011 but it’s a surprisingly large number.

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The Custard Corpses by M J Porter

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Gripping but also totally creepy
The sister of a murdered boy comes to the police station every year on the date of his death to see if there has been any developments in his case, now 20 years later there seems like there could be a link with another murder elsewhere in the country and it will take all of Chief Inspector Sam Mason and Constable O’Rourke’s skills to solve the case 
Sam and O’Rourke are a brilliant team and work together really well. They see patterns and as they get further into the investigation their working relationship gets much stronger but they also allow others to have an input and it’s Sam’s wife who makes a key connection thanks to the input of a Scottish officer
This story is fast paced and kept me on my toes with twists and turns at every corner making it impossible to put down. Seeing how the case unfolded was fascinating and I know that I wouldn’t have been able to figure it out, but I was very invested in knowing what would happen next 
I’m not going to lie, the crimes in this book are really high on the creepy scale and it has freaked me out quite a bit which I think reflects the writing style and the nature of the story. I haven’t been this unnerved by a book in a long time and may need to sleep with the light on tonight
It’s so compelling and I think this book would appeal to those who enjoy detective stories with brilliant characters and a story that will pull you in and not let you go
AM 🐾 x

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Banana Devil Cake by Susan A. King

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With the murder of last year’s fête judge now but a hazy memory, the village of Elmesbury has retired to its former tranquil existence. That is, until a mysterious newcomer sets in motion a series of events that will see members of the W.I. crossing wooden spoons at dawn.

In the midst of preparing for her long-awaited engagement party, redoubtable village busybody Beattie Bramshaw not only finds herself embroiled in a one-woman campaign to save the elm tree from which the village gets its name, but having to contend with an outbreak of unrest within her beloved W.I. group. Rivalry to win favour with the judge of this year’s fête has fuelled dissent within the ranks and, when two members are found dead in mysterious circumstances, suspicions run rife.

Confident the devil is not only in the cake but in the detail, Beattie determines to uncover the clues that will ultimately lead to the killer’s conviction. But can she solve the mystery before another member of the W.I. is picked off?

Banana Devil Cake is a comedy crime caper in the spirit of Agatha Raisin and one that is guaranteed to lift your spirits. Prepare yourself for a tale of tea, cake and riotous goings-on from the author of Marrow Jam.

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Gripping and addictive 
Beattie is force in her community of Elmesbury and having helped the police arrest a murderer the previous year it seems like someone is again picking off members of the local WI 
This book is set from so many different points of view that at times it was hard to keep up but the main one is Beattie. She is passionate in what she believes in and will support those around her especially when they are in need. She may be seen as the village busybody but it allows her to see things in a way that no one else does
This book caught my attention right from the opening paragraph and it didn’t disappoint, to the extent that I read it in 2 sittings, only stopping because I had to sleep. The characters are a huge part of it but also the situation they find themselves at times seem so bizarre that it captivated you 
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a “cosy” murder mystery and for fans of Miss Marple (someone Beattie reminded me of). It has a fabulous story that you will adore and is a definite must read
AM 🐾 x

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Susan A. King lives with her husband in a quiet suburb in Hampshire. Between them they have four grown-up sons.

The inspiration for her Beattie Bramshaw novels comes from her long experience and observation of competitors at the local Romsey Show, where she regularly aspires to win Best in Show with her floral arrangements.

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Duchess If You Dare by Anabelle Bryant

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From the glittering ballrooms of the ton to the city’s grittiest corners, London has no shortage of wrongs in need of righting–and the Maidens of Mayhem are prepared for the challenge. United by secrecy and sisterhood, these daring women from all walks of life aim to fight injustice wherever it takes them–even into the arms of unexpected love. This feminist take on Regency-era Robin Hoods from USA Today bestselling author Anabelle Bryant is destined to storm readers’ hearts!

Scarlett Wynn’s tragic childhood taught her that life can be cruel to women with little power. So when a local seamstress disappears, Scarlett vows to find out why. Armed with a weapon and her courage, Scarlett scours London for clues–and crosses the unlikely path of Ambrose Cross, the Duke of Aylesford, at an unlikely place: an upscale brothel. The Duke is trying to solve a mystery of his own, and Scarlett is sure they can help each other–if she can resist the attraction that draws them together…

As Duke of Aylesford, Ambrose is duty-bound to protect his family name from scandal no matter the cost. But Scarlett’s fearless spirit forces him to look beyond his world of privilege. Scarlett is as intoxicating as she is dangerous, igniting a fire in him like no other. When the pair learn both mysteries they’re trying to solve are tied to a string of missing women, the tangled scheme they uncover may put their lives, and their growing love, in mortal danger–and lead them to search their hearts like never before…

“A delightful historical romance with a liberal dash of adventure, plenty of sizzling heat, and a heart of pure gold. A superb start to Bryant’s new Maidens of Mayhem series”

–Lenora Bell, USA Today bestselling author

“Duchess if You Dare is a fantastic read that kept me up late and has me anxiously awaiting the next book in the series.”

–USA Today Bestselling Author Renee Ann Miller

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Fabulous and great fun
Scarlett is a Maiden if Mayhem, a band of ladies who protect the citizens of London. Ambrose is a duke and an unexpected shared mission brings the 2 of them together with drama and danger hot on their heels 
I loved Scarlett, she is not in any way a typical woman but she has fought her way through life to become the protector she is. She isn’t highly born but I think that actually works in her favour as she knows people and can do things that others can’t. She has brilliant fighting skills and dress designs way ahead of her time which make it easier for her to do what she needs to. She doesn’t trust love or many people but she must learn to trust Ambrose so they can work together. Scarlett is so unconventional but also such a fabulous character and I so wish I could be like her which I think is part of the reason why I adore her 
Ambrose is more the typical image of a duke, reserved and determine to uphold the family name but he is drawn into a mission by his wayward younger brother and realises that maybe his life doesn’t have to be as it always has been. Once he relaxes Ambrose became more real in my head and I could almost hear him saying things in his best ‘I’m a duke’ voice where he expected his commands to be obeyed. As his personality come through I started to like him more and more, even if at times he did do something that had me thinking ‘seriously??’ But those times helped me to connect to him and made me love him 
Scarlett and Ambrose have to cope with a lot of danger and drama throughout this book but I have to admit that I also loved their fights and arguments, it allowed their personalities to shine through and me to fall in love with them. This book looks at part of life that most books don’t focus on but it was done so well that it drew me in and made me think about things I hadn’t previously whist still wrapping me up in the story and not letting go
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a romance full of danger and drama, with amazing characters and a brilliant story that will catch your attention
AM 🐾 x

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USA Today Bestselling author Anabelle Bryant began reading at age three and never stopped. Her passion for reading soon turned into a passion for writing and an author was born. Happy to grab her suitcase if it ensures a new adventure, Anabelle finds endless inspiration in travel; especially imaginary jaunts into romantic Regency England, a far cry from her home in New Jersey. Instead, her clever characters live out her daydreams because really, who wouldn’t want to dance with a handsome duke or kiss a wicked earl?

Anabelle’s books have been translated into several languages including Japanese and Russian, but writing isn’t all that keeps her busy. Building miniatures, baking and photography are other favorite pastimes. Often found with her nose in a book, Anabelle is just as happy in a room full of people. She enjoys meeting readers, attending conferences and book signings. She has earned her Master’s Degree and is ABD for her Doctorate Degree in education.

A firm believer in romance, Anabelle knows sometimes life doesn’t provide a happily ever after, but her novels always do. Visit her website at AnabelleBryant.com

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HORSEY MERE by David Blake

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The remains of a 17th Century witch, an MP found hanging above a five-pointed star, and three girls with powers beyond anyone’s control.

As DI Tanner and DS Evans endeavour to make plans for their big day, the chance discovery of Norfolk’s last known witch, tried and hanged by Norfolk’s infamous Witchfinder General, sparks a chain of the most horrific events, none of which Tanner seems able to stop.

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Totally gripping 
The discovery of a politician hanged above a 5 pointed star leads DI Tanner and his team into the world of witchcraft after if it is found that the politician was related to the last Witchfinder General of Norfolk 
This story is set mostly from Tanners point of view and I must say that I’m not sure if I liked him or not, whilst he is very focused and dedicated to his job but he also gets tunnel vision which can cause issues at times although he is very good at what he does 
This book caught my attention right from the start and had me wondering what would happen next as things started to become stranger but more addictive to read
This story had me twisting and turning so much and I didn’t see the final twist coming so it was a surprise but also made it more compelling and explained everything which has made me what to read more by this author as this was brilliant storytelling which connected to me emotionally and I felt invested in the characters and what would happen
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy crime dramas that will catch your attention and have you rushing to keep up
AM 🐾 x

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David Blake

Consistently ranked within the top 30 most read authors on Amazon.co.uk, David Blake is a full-time author living in North London. To date he has written eighteen books along with a collection of short stories. He’s currently working on his nineteenth, The Wherryman, which is the next in his series of crime fiction thrillers after Broadland, St. Benet’s, Moorings, Three Rivers and Horsey Mere. When not writing, David likes to spend his time mucking about in boats, often in the Norfolk Broads, where his crime fiction books are based.

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Her Banished Knight’s Redemption by Melissa Oliver

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A lady’s need for protection 
A knight’s chance for redemption

Exiled Knight William Geraint answers only to himself. Yet, a mission to find and reunite lost heiress Lady Isabel de Clancey with her family is Will’s chance to finally atone for the torment of his past. With every rushed mile, their intense attraction becomes dangerously thrilling. He swore to protect Isabel not seduce her, but their desire for each other could threaten the redemption he’s worked so hard to achieve…

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Oh my gosh, totally fabulous! 
Isabel was nearly killed as a child in an ambush but she was saved by Will. Now both of them are grown up and fate has brought them together again
Isabel is a brilliant character, she has hidden from her past following a vow made to her father to keep her safe but she is aware of her duty as heiress to her families castle and even though she didn’t want to she went with Will. She is a strong and independent character who goes against the typical “Lady” of the time but this was something else that made her seem more relatable and real
Will is haunted by his past but when he is hired to return Isabel to England he goes to find her. He is an amazing character, he’s brave, determined and smart. He knows how to protect Isabel and even though she may drive him crazy she helps him to start to accept himself
This book is literally oozing with drama and is so filled with danger that I was glad to be at home and not there! There is a secret linked to Isabel’s past which puts them both in danger but also takes them on an extraordinary adventure and that journey of discovery had me totally hooked and determined to find out what it was and what would happen next
I can’t say too much without revealing spoilers but this book is one that I would recommend to those who enjoy fabulous characters and a storyline that will pull you in and not let you go 
AM 🐾 x

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Melissa Oliver is from south-west London where she writes historical romance novels. She lives with her lovely husband and daughters, who share her passion for decrepit, old castles, palaces and all things historical.
Melissa is the WINNER of The Romantic Novelist Association’s Joan Hessayon Award for new writers 2020 for her debut, The Rebel Heiress and the Knight –  Book 1 Notorious Knights.Social Media Links 

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A Waltz with the Outspoken Governess by Catherine Tinley

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A quiet governess…

An unruly heart

Sir Nicholas Denny is desperate to find a governess to care for his boisterous nieces and nephews. Demure vicar’s daughter Mary Smith seems ideal—at first. All too soon Nicholas discovers a different side to her… She’s a beautiful, vivacious woman, even if she infuriates him with her strong opinions! When he waltzes with Mary at a party he knows he’s in trouble—the spark between them is so tempting, but she challenges everything he thought he wanted in a wife!

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Mary’s father has been accused of treason and is being held in a prison near his home in Norfolk. Mary is thrown out of finishing school in London due to not being able to pay the fees and takes a position as a temporary governess to Sir Nicholas’ sisters children so she can be near her father whilst she attempts to prove his innocence 
I loved Mary as a character, she is strong and outspoken, she is smart and knows her own mind, she isn’t afraid to say what she thinks even though it may get her in trouble on occasion. She has some brilliant ways of teaching the younger children that makes them more engaged and actually wanting to learn which was a breath of fresh air compared to some of the more traditional ways 
Nicholas was told from a young age that he is more important than those around him because of his position in society and this has stayed with him into adulthood. It takes Mary coming into his life to challenge this and make him question himself and his behaviours, even though he does at times struggle with her opinions of him. He is a character who becomes more likeable throughout the book and as his feelings towards Mary start to develop he starts to realise what is important in his life and as a reaction he becomes more real as a character 
I really enjoyed reading Mary and Nicholas’ story, there is drama, intrigue and fights that caught my attention and had me unable to put this book down. I will admit that I found the ending a bit rushed but at the same time I understand why as it allows the drama to build for the reader
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a historical romance that challenges the characters thoughts and beliefs with enough mystery to keep you hooked 
AM 🐾 x

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Catherine Tinley is an award winning author who writes witty, heartwarming, Regency love stories for Harlequin Mills & Boon. She has loved reading and writing since childhood, and has a particular fondness for love, romance, and happy endings. After a career encompassing speech & language therapy, NHS management, maternity campaigning and being President of a charity, she now manages a maternity hospital. She lives in Ireland with her husband, children, and dog and can be reached at http://www.catherinetinley.com, as well as http://www.facebook.com/CatherineTinleyWriter and @CatherineTinley on twitter.

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