Je suis Charlie

Je suis Charlie

Freitag, 20. Mai 2016

Closer To Sin - Elizabeth Squire








Blurb:

 Liliane Desailly travels to Napoleonic France after receiving a plea for help from her French cousin. She learns she is the key to fulfilling her grandfather’s legacy, but to do so she must masquerade as a spy and courier secrets on behalf of the British Admiralty.
Sinclair Charlcroft is the British Admiralty’s last hope. Napoleon’s Grande Armée is poised to invade Britain, an English spy is missing and a traitor has infiltrated the Admiralty’s intelligence network.
Pursued by Napoleon’s agents, Liliane and Sinclair cannot reveal their true identities until they unlock the secrets of the legacy — and only then can they unlock the secrets in their hearts.

I read many many historical romances and they often make me think about the time and the people living in those times. Every now and then there is a book with a setting that is a bit different and that challenges me to find out more about that time. This is something that I like about this book as well as it is set in France at the time when Napoleon threatened to invade Britain. A story about spies and counterspies and about two people falling in love even though they know that this liason can't be. And when they finally reunite they have to fight for their chance at happiness.

Yeah, right, it is not a completely new storyline or something very outlandish, that's true but the effect of it is rather fresh and novel and I really like that. It is well written, vividly discribed and has some great characters to top it off.




I read many many historical romances and they often make me think about the time and the people living in those times. Every now and then there is a book with a setting that is a bit different and that challenges me to find out more about that time. This is something that I like about this book as well as it is set in France at the time when Napoleon threatened to invade Britain. A story about spies and counterspies and about two people falling in love even though they know that this liason can't be. And when they finally reunite they have to fight for their chance at happiness.

Yeah, right, it is not a completely new storyline or something very outlandish, that's true but the effect of it is rather fresh and novel and I really like that. It is well written, vividly discribed and has some great characters to top it off.

Liliane and Sinclair meet in France, when Liliane's cousin Solange, a spy for the british, sends Liliane on a secret mission with Sin in her stead, Having traveled half of France together and getting in the one or the other hazardous situation along the way leads to a rather tight bond - especially when circumstances arise that definitely solidify this bond. Back in society both have to figure out what they mean to each other and , well then there's the question of Freddy Parker....nice and proper - and of course very eligible Freddy Parker who has offered for Liliane.

On the whole the book was highly entertaining, fast-paced, gripping and I really enjoyed reading it.

★★★★★

 

 

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