Marietta Arnaud Hughes is being called upon to be something she had never dreamed of being. A spy. And what better person to take on such a task then someone with her extraordinary memory, inane reputation and connections. She has a formidable foe before her. The Knights of the Golden Circle is a group to be reckoned with, but Marietta refuses to shy away. When Pinkerton agent Slade Osborne is sent in to infiltrate the group, Marietta does what she can to lend a hand. As their work becomes more dangerous and more intense Marietta and Slade find themselves drawn to one another. But can they overcome their troubled pasts to look to the future? Or for that matter survive the punches the KGC throw their way.
I have heard a lot about Roseanna M. White’s work, but I don’t always pay too much attention to the hype surrounding certain authors; it’s proved very disappointing in the past and an extreme time waster. For months I have had one of her novellas languishing on my Nook, but I never read it. At this point I could kick myself for putting it off for so long. Ms. White has a special talent for telling stories. While there is a hint of classical to her style contemporary readers will be enthralled with the action-packed tale of derring-do presented in this Civil War story. There is very rarely a dull moment in Circle of Spies as unexpected twists lead readers around in head spinning adventure. Ms. White did not shy away from flawed characters when she wrote Circle of Spies; and that is totally fine in my book as it does much to add realism to the story. Thankfully, at the same time she didn’t go into sordid detail over characters’ past indiscretions. I did think some of the scenes were a little sappy, but not nearly as much as some other books, so I was good with that.
So do I recommend this story? You betcha. This will be one tale I can guarantee you won’t be able put down.
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