Revell (October 1, 2011)
No one is who they say or who they seem. Even Lady Gale doesn’t know what her late husband was really doing or who the man his dying request for her to rescue is beyond the name she was given. As she gets deeper into the midst of the ongoing French and British conflict not knowing what side she has taken or what side anyone else is on so the plots around her deepen as well. Her position in society makes her a pawn valuable to both sides in their seeking information.
The time period and setting of Eakes novel inclined me to want to read it as well as the description of the story premise. Though this was my first book by Eakes it has enticed me to read more of her work. She deftly includes thorough descriptions without, bogging down the pace and intertwines a healthy dose of suspense with the romance and history to keep readers turning pages. Both Christophe and Lydia are characters I look forward to revisiting in the next Bainbridge Novel even if only as secondary characters. (ISBN#9780800734664, 352pp, $14.99)