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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Review: Circle of Spies by Roseanna M. White

About the book:
1865--Marietta Hughes never wanted to be a spy, but the family legacy of espionage is thrust upon her as the War Between the States rolls on. Unknown to her, the Knights of the Golden Circle--a Confederate secret society bent on destroying the Union her brother died for--has been meeting in a hidden lair beneath her home. Faced with the secrets of her late husband and his brother, whom she thought she could trust with anything, Marietta's world tilts out of control. Can she right it by protecting a Union agent infiltrating the KGC?

Slade Osborne, an undercover Pinkerton agent, is determined to do whatever is necessary to end the conflict between the North and the South. When he infiltrates this secret cell, it isn't just their inner workings that baffle him--it's the beautiful woman who seems to be a puppet for the new leader and yet...so much more.

Do they dare trust each other in this circle of intrigue? Will their shared faith sustain them? And can Mari and Slade stymie the enemy long enough to see their beloved country reunited?

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My rating:
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My thoughts:

The Culper Ring series has been a great historical/spy series and Circle of Spies was a wonderful conclusion. I loved the thread of redemption and forgiveness in the story.

Marietta was definitely one of those characters that goes through a lot of change. At the beginning of Circle of Spies she wasn't that likeable, but she does get better. Her unique ability (which I won't name, since it's not mentioned in the book's blurb) was so intriguing!

I absolutely loved that Slade was an undercover Pinkerton agent! I always enjoy books with those types of agents. :) There were also quite a few humorous moments, which was great!

Overall, a wonderful historical read with romance AND suspense! I definitely recommend Circle of Spies and this entire series.
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  1. One day I plan to read this series because I think it's something that would be right up my alley! Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I always love books that have thread of redemption weaved into it! :)

  2. A wonderful book by a talented and humble author.


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