Thursday, February 14, 2008

On the Book Cart

The spies have it on the new book cart this week, with several historical romances that feature experts in espionage. The library already owned half of Celeste Bradley’s Royal FourOne Night with a Spy and Surrender to a Wicked Spy – and we have now filled in the quartet with Seducing the Spy and To Wed a Scandalous Spy. Each book features one of four elite spies who answer only to the king and lead double lives in order to cover their clandestine activities. These books include a lot of intrigue as well as romance.
Joanna Bourne’s The Spymaster’s Lady features Annique Villiers, one of France’s most elusive espionage agents, as she matches wits with British master spy Robert Grey. The two are forced to form an unlikely partnership while escaping from France to England, both bent on using the same information to further their very different causes.
Lauren Willig’s The Seduction of the Crimson Rose is out in hardcover. This is the fourth in her series about England’s espionage during the Napoleonic Wars. All feature spies with floral code names, and include a romantic element along with the intrigue. The library owns all of the previous books, so if you like this one, you can go back and read the rest.

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