Sunday, November 20, 2016

Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey

Product Details The title and the cover intrigued me.  I love a good spy novel but this is really a fun and frivolous thing.  On the back it is compared to Jane Austen.  To be honest, had a read that, I probably wouldn't have read this book.  I loathe Austen - once you've read one, you've read them all.

Happily I didn't find Juliana much like any of Ms. Austen's so -called heroines.   She is bright, resourceful, inquisitive and not looking for a husband!  Quite the contrary, she is going to London for the season in an attempt to find a publishing house to publish her scientific works.  The fact that she meets a handsome spy along the way really doesn't play into her goals initially.  Even when she does work out an arrangement with Mr. Northam,  it is to help her friend with a beau not promote herself. 

A light enjoyable read.  If you enjoy romance and a Victorian setting, this may be worth checking out for you.  I gave it three stars.

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