A Spy's Devotion

A Spy's Devotion
Author: Melanie Dickerson
Publsiher: Waterfall Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-02-09
ISBN 10: 9781503950511
ISBN 13: 1503950514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Spy's Devotion Book Review:

In England's Regency era, manners and elegance reign in public life--but behind closed doors treason and deception thrive. Nicholas Langdon is no stranger to reserved civility or bloody barbarity. After suffering a battlefield injury, the wealthy, well-connected British officer returns home to heal--and to fulfill a dying soldier's last wish by delivering his coded diary. At the home of the Wilherns, one of England's most powerful families, Langdon attends a lavish ball where he meets their beautiful and intelligent ward, Julia Grey. Determined to maintain propriety, he keeps his distance--until the diary is stolen and all clues lead to Julia's guardian. As Langdon traces an evil plot that could be the nation's undoing, he grows ever more intrigued by the lovely young woman. And when Julia realizes that England--and the man she is falling in love with--need her help, she finds herself caught in the fray. Will the two succumb to their attraction while fighting to save their country?

A Viscount's Proposal

A Viscount's Proposal
Author: Melanie Dickerson
Publsiher: Regency Spies of London
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-02-07
ISBN 10: 9781503938649
ISBN 13: 1503938646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Viscount's Proposal Book Review:

Leorah Langdon has no patience for Regency society’s shallow hypocrisy and unnecessary rules, especially for women. She’s determined to defy convention by marrying for grand passion instead of settling for a loveless union like her parents—or wedding a stuffy, pompous gentleman like Edward, the Viscount Withinghall. But when a chance meeting in the countryside leads to Leorah and Withinghall being discovered in his overturned carriage—alone and after dark—the ensuing gossip may force them together. Withinghall has his reasons for clinging to propriety; his father perished in a duel with his mistress’s husband, and Edward must avoid scandal himself if he wants to become prime minister. He certainly has no time for a reckless hoyden like Miss Langdon. But soon the two discover that Withinghall’s coach “accident” was no such thing: the vehicle was sabotaged. Can the culprit be brought to justice? Strong-willed Leorah and duty-driven Withinghall will have to work together if they have any hope of saving her reputation, his political career—and his life.

A Dangerous Engagement

A Dangerous Engagement
Author: Melanie Dickerson
Publsiher: Regency Spies of London
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-09-12
ISBN 10: 9781503938656
ISBN 13: 1503938654
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dangerous Engagement Book Review:

Just as merchant's daughter Felicity Mayson is spurned once again because of her meager dowry, she receives an unexpected invitation to Lady Blackstone's country home. Being introduced to the wealthy Oliver Ratley is an admitted delight, as is his rather heedless yet inviting proposal of marriage. Only when another of Lady Blackstone's handsome guests catches Felicity's attention does she realize that nothing is what it seems at Doverton Hall. Government agent Philip McDowell is infiltrating a group of cutthroat revolutionaries led by none other than Lady Blackstone and Ratley. Their devious plot is to overthrow the monarchy, and their unwitting pawn is Felicity. Now Philip needs Felicity's help in discovering the rebels' secrets--by asking her to maintain cover as Ratley's innocent bride-to-be. Philip is duty bound. Felicity is game. Together they're risking their lives--and gambling their hearts--to undo a traitorous conspiracy before their dangerous masquerade is exposed.

The Red Spy

The Red Spy
Author: Abhishek Srivastava,
Publsiher: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2019-06-18
ISBN 10: 938702265X
ISBN 13: 9789387022652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Red Spy Book Review:

Arya is a young RAW recruit, pumped up about his first assignment as reinforcement to a veteran spymaster – Virat and his team. In a mind-boggling turn of events, Arya finds himself being interrogated by the very terrorist he is after – Mir. Barely has he escaped that he learns an excruciating fact about Virat and team. They have killed undercover agents of the CIA while hunting Mir. Hunted by the ruthless CIA, he can survive only using his wit and courage. On the run, declared rogue, he fights lone battles with enemy intelligence agencies. He creates a vivid deception, not only to throw CIA off the track, but also to get the actual traitor out in the open. He eventually gets his man, but then realizes that a much more devious plan is at work, with the real mastermind attempting to blacklist RAW as revenge for their role during Bangladesh liberation war of 1971. Arya evolves into the perfect weapon, but will he be in time to save RAW and his country’s repute? Or turn out to be a pawn in the game of master spies and espionage?

The Healer's Apprentice

The Healer's Apprentice
Author: Melanie Dickerson
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-09-28
ISBN 10: 0310407532
ISBN 13: 9780310407539
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Healer's Apprentice Book Review:

In author Melanie Dickenson’s new book, a young healer’s apprentice named Rose believes she will never marry ... until she meets Lord Hamlin, the future ruler of her village. Hamlin is everything she could ever want—kind, understanding, and a man of faith—but her low station and the fact he’s already betrothed to a mysterious woman makes their romance impossible. As Lord Hamlin seeks to find the sorcerer who cursed his future bride, Rose’s life spins toward confusion. A creative retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale.

The Princess Spy

The Princess Spy
Author: Melanie Dickerson
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-11-04
ISBN 10: 0310745756
ISBN 13: 9780310745754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Princess Spy Book Review:

Margaretha has always been a romantic, and hopes her newest suitor, Lord Claybrook, is destined to be her one true love. But then an injured man is brought to Hagenheim Castle, claiming to be an English lord who was attacked by Claybrook and left for dead. And only Margaretha—one of the few who speaks his language—understands the wild story. Margaretha finds herself unable to pass Colin’s message along to her father, the duke, and convinces herself “Lord Colin” is just an addled stranger. Then Colin retrieves an heirloom she lost in a well, and asks her to spy on Claybrook as repayment. Margaretha knows she could never be a spy—not only is she unable to keep anything secret, she’s sure Colin is completely wrong about her potential betrothed. Though when Margaretha overhears Claybrook one day, she discovers her romantic notions may have been clouding her judgment about not only Colin but Claybrook as well. It is up to her to save her father and Hagenheim itself from Claybrook’s wicked plot.

Spy's Mask

Spy's Mask
Author: Frost Kay
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2019-09-08
ISBN 10: 9781646694396
ISBN 13: 1646694392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spy's Mask Book Review:

War and freedom from tyranny comes with a price in the fifth volume of the USA Today Bestselling Author Frost Kay's Aermian Feuds Series. No one could have prepared Sage and Tehl for the ruin the Warlord would wreak on the world to get to Aermia. Sage thought she knew how to play his deadly games, but his warped crimes prove she's out of her depth. To dethrone the demon, she enlists the help of her former enemies. A spy with ulterior motives. A monarch known for wicked crimes. A traitor with ties to a dark, twisted past. A Sirenidae intent on gaining her freedom. A dragon thirsty for vengeance. Five unlikely allies. One impossible battle. Uniting the kingdoms against the monster that plagues them might be the only thing that stands between the world and complete destruction. Spy's Mask by Frost Kay returns the breathtaking world of Aermia in this pulse pounding enemies - to - lovers dark fantasy that's perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Holly Black. One click to read now!

The Silent Songbird

The Silent Songbird
Author: Melanie Dickerson
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-11-08
ISBN 10: 0718026586
ISBN 13: 9780718026585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Silent Songbird Book Review:

From New York Times bestselling author comes The Silent Songbird! Evangeline is gifted with a heavenly voice, but she is trapped in a sinister betrothal until she embarks on a daring escape and meets brave Westley le Wyse. Can he help her discover the freedom to sing again? Desperate to flee a political marriage to her cousin King Richard II’s closest advisor, Lord Shiveley—a man twice her age with shadowy motives—Evangeline runs away and joins a small band of servants journeying back to Glynval, their home village. Pretending to be mute, she gets to know Westley le Wyse, their handsome young leader, who is intrigued by the beautiful servant girl. But when the truth comes out, it may shatter any hope that love could grow between them. More than Evangeline’s future is at stake as she finds herself entangled in a web of intrigue that threatens England’s monarchy.Should she give herself up to protect the only person who cares about her? If she does, who will save the king from a plot to steal his throne?

The Captive Maiden

The Captive Maiden
Author: Melanie Dickerson
Publsiher: Zonderkidz
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-11-19
ISBN 10: 0310724422
ISBN 13: 9780310724421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Captive Maiden Book Review:

Happily Ever After ... Or Happily Nevermore? Gisela’s childhood was filled with laughter and visits from nobles such as the duke and his young son. But since her father’s death, each day has been filled with nothing but servitude to her stepmother. So when Gisela learns the duke’s son, Valten—the boy she has daydreamed about for years—is throwing a ball in hopes of finding a wife, she vows to find a way to attend, even if it’s only for a taste of a life she’ll never have. To her surprise, she catches Valten’s eye. Though he is rough around the edges, Gisela finds Valten has completely captured her heart. But other forces are bent on keeping the two from falling further in love, putting Gisela in more danger than she ever imagined.

The Beautiful Pretender

The Beautiful Pretender
Author: Melanie Dickerson
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-05-17
ISBN 10: 0718026292
ISBN 13: 9780718026295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beautiful Pretender Book Review:

From New York Times bestselling author comes The Beautiful Pretender! After inheriting his title from his brother, the margrave has two weeks to find a noble bride. What will happen when he learns he has fallen for a lovely servant girl in disguise? The Margrave of Thornbeck has to find a bride, fast. He invites ten noble born ladies who meet the king’s approval to be his guests at Thornbeck Castle for two weeks, a time to test these ladies and reveal their true character. Avelina has only two instructions: keep her true identity a secret and make sure the margrave doesn’t select her as his bride. Since the latter seems unlikely, she concentrates on not getting caught. No one must know she is merely a maidservant, sent by the Earl of Plimmwald to stand in for his daughter, Dorothea. Despite Avelina’s best attempts at diverting attention from herself, the margrave has taken notice. And try as she might, she can’t deny her own growing feelings. But something else is afoot in the castle. Something sinister that could have far worse—far deadlier—consequences

The Golden Braid

The Golden Braid
Author: Melanie Dickerson
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-11-17
ISBN 10: 0718026276
ISBN 13: 9780718026271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Golden Braid Book Review:

From New York Times bestselling author comes The Golden Braid! The one who needs rescuing isn’t always the one in the tower. Rapunzel can throw a knife better than any man. She paints beautiful flowering vines on the walls of her plaster houses. She sings so sweetly she can coax even a beast to sleep. But there are two things she is afraid her mother might never allow her to do: learn to read and marry. Fiercely devoted to Rapunzel, her mother is suspicious of every man who so much as looks at her daughter and warns her that no man can be trusted. After a young village farmer asks for Rapunzel’s hand in marriage, Mother decides to move them once again—this time, to the large city of Hagenheim. The journey proves treacherous, and after being rescued by a knight—Sir Gerek—Rapunzel in turn rescues him farther down the road. As a result, Sir Gerek agrees to repay his debt to Rapunzel by teaching her to read. Could there be more to this knight than his arrogance and desire to marry for riches and position? As Rapunzel acclimates to life in a new city, she uncovers a mystery that will forever change her life. In this Rapunzel story unlike any other, a world of secrets and treachery is about to be revealed after seventeen years of lies. How will Rapunzel finally take control of her own destiny? And who will prove faithful to a lowly peasant girl with no one to turn to? “The Golden Braid is a delightful, page-turning retelling of the story of Rapunzel. Dickerson brings this familiar fairy tale to life with a fresh and unique plot that is full of complex characters, a sweet romance, and danger at every turn. Rapunzel’s search to understand her place in the medieval world is a timeless identity struggle that modern readers will relate to. Her growing courage and faith are inspirational and will have readers cheering her on and sad to see the story come to an end.” —Jody Hedlund, bestselling author of An Uncertain Choice

The Fairest Beauty

The Fairest Beauty
Author: Melanie Dickerson
Publsiher: Zonderkidz
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-01-22
ISBN 10: 0310724406
ISBN 13: 9780310724407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fairest Beauty Book Review:

Sophie has long wished to get away from her stepmother’s jealous anger, and believes escape is her only chance to be happy. Then a young man named Gabe arrives from Hagenheim Castle, claiming she is betrothed to his older brother, and everything twists upside down. This could be her chance at freedom—but can she trust another person to keep her safe? Gabe knows he defied his parents Rose and Wilhelm by going to find Sophie, and now he believes they had a right to worry: the orphan girl has stolen his heart. Though romance is impossible—she is his brother’s future wife, and Gabe himself is betrothed to someone else—he promises to himself he will keep her safe, no matter what. When the pair are forced to run to the Cottage of the Seven, they find help—but also find their feelings for each other have grown. Can they find a way to protect Sophie while also safeguarding their hearts?

Portrait of a Spy

Portrait of a Spy
Author: Daniel Silva
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-07-19
ISBN 10: 1443408344
ISBN 13: 9781443408349
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Portrait of a Spy Book Review:

For international operative Gabriel Allon and his wife, Chiara, it was supposed to be the start of a pleasant weekend in London—but a pair of deadly bombings in Paris and Copenhagen have just occurred, and while walking toward Covent Garden, Gabriel notices a man he believes is about to carry out a third attack. Before Gabriel can draw his weapon, he is knocked to the pavement and can only watch as the nightmare unfolds. Haunted by his failure to stop the massacre of innocents, Gabriel returns to his isolated cottage in Cornwall until a summons brings him to Washington, and he is drawn into a confrontation with the new face of global terror. At the centre of the threat is an American born cleric in Yemen to whom Allah has granted “a beautiful and seductive tongue.” A gifted deceiver, who was once a paid CIA asset, the mastermind is plotting a new wave of attacks. Gabriel and his team devise a daring plan to destroy the network of death from the inside, a gambit fraught with risk, both personal and professional, and to succeed, Gabriel must reach into his violent past. Set against the disparate worlds of art and intelligence, Portrait of a Spy is a breathtaking portrait of courage in the face of unspeakable evil.

A Spy in the House

A Spy in the House
Author: Y. S. Lee
Publsiher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780763652890
ISBN 13: 076365289X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Spy in the House Book Review:

Rescued from the gallows in 1850s London, young orphan and thief Mary Quinn is offered a place at Miss Scrimshaw's Academy for Girls where she is trained to be part of an all-female investigative unit called The Agency and, at age seventeen, she infiltrates a rich merchant's home in hopes of tracing his missing cargo ships.

Spycatcher with a Bonus Excerpt

Spycatcher with a Bonus Excerpt
Author: Matthew Dunn
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2012-06-26
ISBN 10: 0062219456
ISBN 13: 9780062219459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spycatcher with a Bonus Excerpt Book Review:

For a limited time and a special price, follow intelligence agent Will Cochrane—working on a joint mission for the CIA and MI6—as he tracks and attempts to capture a brilliant and ruthless Iranian spy in this extraordinary international espionage thriller. Plus, receive the first seven chapters of real life former field officer Matthew Dunn's new Will Cochrane thriller, Sentinel, available wherever books are sold August 7, 2012.

Brentwood's Ward

Brentwood's Ward
Author: Michelle Griep
Publsiher: Barbour Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN 10: 1630586838
ISBN 13: 9781630586836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brentwood's Ward Book Review:

Place an unpolished lawman named Nicholas Brentwood as guardian over a spoiled, pompous beauty named Emily Payne and what do you get? More trouble than Brentwood bargains for. She is determined to find a husband this season. He just wants the large fee her father will pay him to help his ailing sister. After a series of dire mishaps, both their desires are thwarted, but each discovers that no matter what, God is in charge.

The Warrior Maiden

The Warrior Maiden
Author: Melanie Dickerson
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN 10: 0718074866
ISBN 13: 9780718074869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Warrior Maiden Book Review:

A reimagining of the classic Mulan tale in medieval Europe, where both love and war challenge even the strongest of hearts. When Mulan takes her father’s place in battle against the besieging Teutonic Knights, she realizes she has been preparing for this journey her whole life—and that her life, and her mother’s, depends on her success. As the adopted daughter of poor parents, Mulan has little power in the world. If she can’t prove herself on the battlefield, she could face death—or, perhaps worse, marriage to the village butcher. Disguised as a young man, Mulan meets the German duke’s son, Wolfgang, who is determined to save his people even if it means fighting against his own brother. Wolfgang is exasperated by the new soldier who seems to be one step away from disaster at all times—or showing him up in embarrassing ways. From rivals to reluctant friends, Mulan and Wolfgang begin to share secrets. But war is an uncertain time and dreams can die as quickly as they are born. When Mulan receives word of danger back home, she must make the ultimate choice. Can she be the son her bitter father never had? Or will she become the strong young woman she was created to be? Praise for Melanie Dickerson: “When it comes to happily-ever-afters, Melanie Dickerson is the undisputed queen of fairy-tale romance, and all I can say is—long live the queen!” —Julie Lessman, award-winning author This is a novel in the Hagenheim series by New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson, but it can be read as a standalone. Includes discussion questions.

The Spy's Son

The Spy's Son
Author: Bryan Denson
Publsiher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-05-05
ISBN 10: 0802191312
ISBN 13: 9780802191311
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spy's Son Book Review:

The true account of the Nicholsons, the father and son who sold national secrets to Russia. “One of the strangest spy stories in American history” (Robert Lindsey, author of The Falcon and the Snowman). Investigative reporter and Pulitzer Prize–finalist Bryan Denson tells the riveting story of the father and son co-conspirators who betrayed the United States. Jim Nicholson was one of the CIA’s top veteran case officers. By day, he taught spycraft at the CIA’s clandestine training center, The Farm. By night, he was a minivan-driving single father racing home to have dinner with his kids. But Nicholson led a double life. For more than two years, he had met covertly with agents of Russia’s foreign intelligence service and turned over troves of classified documents. In 1997, Nicholson became the highest-ranking CIA officer ever convicted of espionage. But his duplicity didn’t stop there. While behind the bars of a federal prison, the former mole systematically groomed the one person he trusted most to serve as his stand-in: his youngest son, Nathan. When asked to smuggle messages out of prison to Russian contacts, Nathan saw an opportunity to be heroic and to make his father proud. “Filled with fascinating details of the cloak-and-dagger techniques of KGB and CIA operatives, double agents, and spy catchers . . . A poignant and painful tale of family love, loyalty, manipulation and betrayal.” —The Oregonian

Caleb's Eye: A Spy's Journey through Genesis

Caleb's Eye: A Spy's Journey through Genesis
Author: Carroll W. Boswell
Publsiher: Author House
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2011-07-19
ISBN 10: 1463430515
ISBN 13: 9781463430511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caleb's Eye: A Spy's Journey through Genesis Book Review:

This book is a commentary in the form of a journal. It is meant to be something like a diary kept by a tourist or a spy of his travels in a strange land, recording questions and observations and opinions on everything he sees for other travelers on the same road. It could be also called a dialogue because the author records the conversation that he has with Genesis as he moves along, and the conversation he has with himself in the privacy of his motel room. In both ways it is the account of a journey with the idea that it may be of some use to others traveling the same road. The author is writing as an amateur to other amateurs. He is not a professional theologian nor a biblical scholar, and while his intent is to think as deeply and truly as he can, he is not doing so as a professional. There are several advantages that an amateur may have over a professional in a case like this. First the amateur can be much bolder in what he questions and in the answers he considers. The professional always has something on the line, always something at risk, namely his reputation. He cannot venture far off the beaten path without being in some danger of losing his respectability. The amateur, on the other hand, has little respectability to lose and little reputation to risk. What Dr. Boswell would not be able to risk in mathematical writing he can be quite at liberty to risk in this project. It can be exhilarating. Secondly the amateur has a much friendlier connection with the average reader. The amateur is something of an equal with the average reader, though presumably with something to say worth the hearing. Since they are introduced as equals, the reader can feel safer, less threatened, more entitled to join in the conversation that the author is trying to create. With a professional author there is always the sense of obligation that one should not argue back with the scholar; only another scholar has the credentials to join in their conversation, and the rest of us must sort it all out as best we can. But with this book there is no need of restraint; anyone can be drawn in to the discussion, anyone can feel entitled to disagree, with impunity. It can be exhilarating. This book is not meant to be a "Bible made simple" book. It is written by someone who loves to think and is written for others who love to think. It is written by someone who is not timid about difficult questions and is written for others who have no fear of such things. But most of all it is a book written for the pure joy of the thing and for those who might share that joy.

The Merchant's Daughter

The Merchant's Daughter
Author: Melanie Dickerson
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-11-29
ISBN 10: 0310727626
ISBN 13: 9780310727620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Merchant's Daughter Book Review:

An unthinkable danger. An unexpected choice. Annabel, once the daughter of a wealthy merchant, is trapped in indentured servitude to Lord Ranulf, a recluse who is rumored to be both terrifying and beastly. Her circumstances are made even worse by the proximity of Lord Ranulf’s bailiff—a revolting man who has made unwelcome advances on Annabel in the past. Believing that life in a nunnery is the best way to escape the escalation of the bailiff’s vile behavior and to preserve the faith that sustains her, Annabel is surprised to discover a sense of security and joy in her encounters with Lord Ranulf. As Annabel struggles to confront her feelings, she is involved in a situation that could place Ranulf in grave danger. Ranulf’s future, and possibly his heart, may rest in her hands, and Annabel must decide whether to follow the plans she has cherished or the calling God has placed on her heart.