Joanna Bourne is the award-winning author of Rogue Spy, The Black Hawk, The Forbidden Rose, My Lord and Spymaster, and The Spymaster's Lady. She has always loved reading and writing romance. She's drawn to Revolutionary and Napoleonic France and Regency England because, as she puts it, "It was a time of love and sacrifice, daring deeds, clashing ideals, and really cool clothing." She's lived in seven different countries, including England and France, the settings of the Spymaster series. Joanna lives on a mountaintop in the Appalachians with her family, a peculiar cat, and an old brown country dog.
"Falling in love is the last thing an English spy and a French
aristocrat who heads up a covert network helping guillotine-bound
victims escape should do. But when William Doyle discovers
Marguerite de Fleurignac hiding in her burned-out chateau and
realizes she is key to his goal, they head to Paris and are swept
into a whirlwind of violence, treachery, and revolutionary
fanaticism that threatens their missions and their lives, as well
as their impossible but unavoidable love.
Verdict: With exceptional characters, brilliant plotting, a poignant love story, and clear, realistic descriptions, this engrossing, provocative romantic adventure could easily make revolutionary France a more popular setting than it has been recently. Intriguing, refreshing, and rewarding. Bourne ("My Lord and Spymaster") lives in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia."
"The lady was going to lead him to the list. At least that is what William Doyle, British spy, believes w