Sunday, November 16, 2014

Queen by Heather Gray


You can't hide from the past.

Queen's world was shattered, and she was banished to a foreign land. Years pass before she dares to return, but what she finds is of little comfort. Greed and dishonesty have festered and grown in her absence. Disillusioned, Queen trusts few people.

Owen pursues a clandestine investigation and finds himself working side-by-side with a veritable ghost, an agent few have seen, a master of disguise known simply as Queen. He craves her trust...but then uncovers a secret from his family's past that could destroy her.

Queen once sought refuge in America and now seeks it in disguise. Owen has always found his refuge in God, but will his faith be strong enough for the challenges ahead? Can he convince Queen to stop hiding, or is he doomed to become her most hated enemy?

Jewelz Review~
If you have read the previous books in the Regency Refuge series by Heather Gray, then you MUST pick up Queen. If you haven't read the previous books, you can still read and enjoy Queen. It's a marvelous Regency period mystery/suspense with a nice dose of romance thrown in.

Queen tells the story of a young woman, at the tender age of twelve, who was forced to work undercover for the War Department following her parents' execution for treason. Twelve years later, she and Owen Loring cross paths working on the same investigation. A childhood romance is rekindled and a nearly unstoppable team is formed.

Filled with an eclectic group of characters (not to mention the alternate personas the spies take on during their investigation) this book takes you on an invigorating ride as new clues are discovered and followed up on and new information is found in unlikely places. The return of Jackal and Mrs. Burnham was the icing on the cake, for me.

FYI~ clean read, no scenes more intimate than kissing, very mild language.
Honest Disclosure~ review copy received for review

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