“Blackstone’s Bride” by Kate Moore is a wonderful historical romance novel. Set in England in 1825, this novel has it all. I loved the hero, who was dashing, debonair, devilish, and determined. Lyle Massing, the Baron Blackstone had been captured by a Greek warlord, held for ransom, and finally let go. He was returning to England to try to retrieve his birthright, bring his mother and sisters back to their rightful place in society. He was enlisted as a spy for England by Goldsworthy who promised him money in return for one year and a day of service to the crown.
Violet Hammersly, who had been betrothed to Lyle before his Greek escapade, had broken their engagement when a salacious rumor was tattled all over London. Violet was not of the aristocracy, but her father was a well thought of banker. The two were thrown together again when Violet’s brother Frank went missing. Goldsworthy was sure that he was being held captive and Lyle was the secret agent who was sent to find him. Violet and Lyle began a false engagement again to be able to go about in society and learn of anything that would help find Frank. Violet was not shy and retiring. She was as bold and determined to help find her brother as was Lyle. I dare not say more because to do so would give away the plot…and it does thicken as you read on.
This story had no end of suspense. I was hooked by the first few pages. It was well written and deserves to be in my library. I heartily recommend this book.
I received a free Kindle copy of this book for my honest review from the publisher. The opinions expressed here are my own.
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