Saturday, November 22, 2014

Dangerous Deceptions by Sarah Zettel

Peggy is a lady in waiting at the King's London Court.  This keeps her safe from her enemies and gives her the freedom to see the man she loves.  She thinks she's beyond the Jacobites' touch and her life is settling down.  Then the man she was betrothed to who attempted to rape her returns and wants her to honor the contract her uncle signed...

HMH Books for Young Readers and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so you can find a copy in your local bookstore now.  This is the second in this series and you might want to grab the first one to read them in sequence.

She is determined not to marry him and to get out of that contract.  However, her uncle demands she honor it.  Since he is her guardian, she hasn't much choice.  I was very glad to see her figure out how to wiggle out of the contract with her honor intact.

The Jacobites are still there and still very dangerous.  Not even the lords or ladies are what they seem.  Peggy is a bit spy, a bit adventurer, and determined to do the right thing.  She's playing a dangerous game and realizes she might not just have to get married to someone she hates, she might also lose her life.

There's lots action, drama, and even death in this story.  Peggy learns a bit more about the mystery man who has used her for spying; it's not all good.  She has good friends, a strong character and a love.  She perseveres.

I don't think the political wars are over or that Peggy's spying days are done yet.  Keep watching, I'm sure they'll be another book.


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