A Necessary Deception
Laurie Alice Eakes
Series: Daughters of Bainbridge House
When young widow Lady Lydia Gale helps a French prisoner obtain parole, she never dreamed he would turn up in her parlor. But just as the London Season is getting under way, there he is, along with a few other questionable personages. While she should be focused on helping her headstrong younger sister prepare for her entré into London society, Lady Gale finds herself preoccupied with the mysterious Frenchman. Is he a spy or a suitor? Can she trust him? Or is she putting her family in danger?
Readers will enjoy being drawn into this world of elegance and intrigue, balls and masquerades. Author Laurie Alice Eakes whisks readers through the drawing rooms of London amid the sound of rustling gowns on this exciting quest to let the past stay in the past and let love guide the future.
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Four-Star Review from Romantic Times
“The first in Eakes’ Daughters of Bainbridge House series, this is a great Regency-era novel with characters who may not be who people think they are.” – Patsy Glans
“With her clean, sleek prose, Laurie Alice Eakes is one of the best storytellers the world has today. A Necessary Deception is one of her best, deftly weaving an intriguing spy chase with the elegant life of the ton in a beautiful love story that kidnaps unwitting readers and holds them hostage to the very last page.” – Delle Jacobs, award-winning author of His Majesty, the Prince of Toads
“In A Necessary Deception, Laurie Alice Eakes weaves the fine silk threads of historical richness, dangerous intrigue, and forbidden romance into a flawless literary tapestry. This is Georgette Heyer meets Terri Blackstock in 1812 Regency London, an adventure that will leave readers breathless.” – Louise M. Gouge, award-winning author of At the Captain’s Command
“Laurie Alice Eakes writes a page-turning story with an in-depth knowledge of the period, an eye for detail, and an escalating mystery that will keep readers guessing till the end.” – Ruth Axtell Morren, author of Wild Rose and The Rogue’s Redemption
“Intriguing, suspenseful, masterful, and romantic – all the things you want in a great book! Add to that enchanting characters with real problems and real flaws who grow throughout the story, and a twist-and-turn plot, and I guarantee that once you dive into this book, you’ll be happily lost in Regency London for the duration.” – MaryLu Tyndall, Christy Award nominee and author of the Surrender to Destiny series
“Laurie Alice Eakes’s novel is a captivating combination of romance and suspense set in the glittering Regency period.” – Jane Myers Perrine, author of Second Chance Bride
“A Necessary Deception will lure you into a fascinating Regency full of danger, surprises, and a romance to quicken your pulse.” – Jillian Kent, author of Secrets of the Heart
“A time of romance and intrigue with characters who grip one’s heart and won’t let go–this is the kind of book I look forward to reading when I want to be uplifted and carried away.” – Jennifer Hudson Taylor, author of Highland Blessings and Highland Sanctuary