Book Review: A Necessary Deception


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?

My Review:

How wistful and romantic to be swept into this tale and time period. After reading mostly World War II era novels, this was a lovely break. It stretched my limited knowledge of French vocabulary, which caused me to stumble a time or two, but I still overall really enjoyed this book.

Laurie Alice Eakes has a beautiful storytelling style and her words flow with ease. Her characters were all genuine and memorable, as were the conflicts and twists.

Lydia’s devotion to her family and her conviction resonated with me and kept me wanting to read on. There were also very sweet moments and a lovely romance. I enjoy Regency tales and this was not a disappointment.

If you enjoy tales sent in 1800s London, you’ll want to jump on A Necessary Deception – be prepared for twists, turns, and of course, a {necessary} deception.

Disclosure – I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. 

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  • This sounds right up my alley! I just finished reading Jane Eyre for the first time. Love that setting!

  • I have this book! I think I’m supposed to write a review on it too…but I absolutely loved it. I started it thinking that I’d hate it but I was pleasantly surprised to realize that it was just the right mix of intrigue, flair, and romance.