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5+ stars for The Lady and the Spy by Debra Elizabeth #regency #historicalromance #bookreview #ku



Title: The Lady and the Spy (Book 6, Age of Innocence)

Author: Debra Elizabeth

Genre: Regency Romance


Book Blurb:


Viscount Alesbury, a seasoned spy for the Crown, wants to scale back his missions after his current assignment is complete. It was time he looked for a wife and he knew just the young lady he wanted to be his viscountess, Miss Violet Bainbridge, the sister of London’s spymaster. Miss Violet Bainbridge was excited to come to London for her Season and attend teas, musicales, dinners and balls. She had met Lord Alesbury last fall, but has not seen him since. Her heart flutters when she thinks about the handsome lord. Will he be in London for the Season and, more importantly, does he crave her company as she does his? Can these two reconnect or are there unseen forces working to keep them apart?


My Review:


Can a spy secure the affections of the woman he loves or will his enemy steal her away? I’m a huge Regency romance reader. I read at least four a week. When I picked up The Lady and the Spy, I knew I was in for an pleasurable read. Debra Elizabeth writes Regency romance effortlessly, blending historical world-building, spy intrigue, sweet romance, and characters you’ll fall in love with. The Lady and the Spy is a historical romance not to be missed.


It starts with the descriptive narration. Debra Elizabeth uses words to seduce and attract the most discerning romance reader. Her imagery through words is divine. Every scene is poignantly described down to the smallest detail plus it is historically accurate. I hadn’t read more than the prologue before I was headlong invested in the characters and story. Debra Elizabeth makes sure her romances are historically accurate which only increases my reading experience.


The world-building meshes with the descriptive narration to create a story that’s believable and immersive. The nature of the spy business is fascinating to read. The activities and protocol of Violet’s first Season brings realism to the plot.


The characters are delightful to read. They are what make The Lady and the Spy an unforgettable Regency romance. Violet is a wonderfully flawed heroine yet is surrounded by those who counsel her when needed. The romance between Violet and Alesbury had me whipping through the pages. Will they or won’t they adds the right amount of tension to this sweet romance.


I simply adored this Regency romance and can’t wait to read more from this author. If you love Regency romance as much as I do, then you need to read The Lady and the Spy. Even though this is part of a series, you can read it on its own as a standalone. I can’t recommend this book enough.


My Rating: 5+ stars


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Author Biography:


Debra Elizabeth is the romance pen name of fantasy writer Debra L Martin. She writes sweet romance in contemporary romance and historical romance. She enjoys telling stories and has been pouring out her passion for romance since her teenage years. When she’s not writing, she enjoys working in her garden, motorcycle rides throughout New England with her husband and playtime with her granddaughter.


She enjoys hearing from fans and you can contact her at: dlmartin6@yahoo.com. She is also the author of the blog, Two Ends of the Pen. The blog features all things books—author interviews, new releases, guest posts and reviews.


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Reviewed by: Nancy

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