Genre: Historical Romance (Regency/Revolution/France/England)
Series: Follow-up to, MOONSTONE OBSESSION,
Source: Received for an honest review from the author
Print Length: 336 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Etopia Press (July 2, 2015)
Publication Date: July 2, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Revolution in France, rebels in England, and one woman caught in the crossfire…
For her unwitting participation in a plot to embezzle the Exchequer, Lady Abigail Houghall has spent the last two years exiled to the city of Bath. A card sharp, sometime mistress, and target of scandalous gossip by the London Beau Monde, Lady Abigail plots to escape her gilded cage as well as the prudish society that condemns her. But the times are not easy. France is in chaos. The king has been executed, and whispers of a similar revolution are stirring in England. And because of her participation in the robbery plot, the Spymaster of England is blackmailing her into passing him information about the members of London’s upper crust.
When the dashing English spy Daniel Ridgeway takes a seat at her card table and threatens to expose her for cheating, she has no choice but to do as he demands: seduce the leader of the revolutionaries and learn what she can about their plot. As she’s drawn deeper into Daniel’s dangerous world, from the seedy backstreets of London to the claustrophobic catacombs of a war-torn Paris, she realizes an even more dangerous fact. She’s falling in love with her seductive partner. And the stakes of this game might just be too high, even for her.
Follow-up to, MOONSTONE OBSESSION, for which I have not read. A powerful, compelling and strong heroine and hero. Intriguing,powerful and compelling tale, with a cast of characters part of the who’s who in the French Revolution. Spies, rebels both French and English, betrayal, with a tale of good vs evil, and a woman caught in the middle of a conflict she unwillingly becomes a part of the scheme of things. What she finds is passion, romance, healing, second chances, and that love changes even the misunderstood.
Note: I did not read “Moonstone Obsession”, so did not see the heroine as conniving or mean-spirited, which I understand she was in “Moonstone Obsession”. In “Moonstone Conspiracy”, she is strong, witty, brave, talented and finally, she finds her true love, acceptance and fights her more than herself.
Slow at times, but in general, fast paced. It is action packed toward the middle. “Moonstone Conspiracy” is well written, well researched, with plenty of action, romance, conflict, danger, passion to keep the reader turning pages. I look forward to reading more by Ms. Carter. I would recommend reading this title especially fans of the French Revolution, spies, Romance, and passion. It was powerful, compelling, passionate, intriguing with suspense, mystery and romance. I think the heroine finds herself and what she truly wants in life. An intriguing, interesting and satisfying read!
*Received for an honest review from the author*
**Cross-posted on My Book Addiction Reviews**
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More