About the Book
Book: Lady Wynwood’s Spies 1: Archer
Author: Camille Elliot
Genre: Christian Historical Romantic Suspense
Release date: December 8, 2020
A Christian Regency Romantic Adventure serial novel with a supernatural twist
Lady Wynwood’s Spies volume 1
She met him again by shooting him.
Part one in a Christian Regency Romantic Adventure epic serial novel with a supernatural twist. After four seasons and unmarried because she is taller than most of her dance partners, Miss Phoebe Sauber receives the shocking news that she is being callously banished from her father’s estate because he is remarrying. Feeling betrayed by her father and by God, and wanting to escape her family’s presence, she attends an archery tournament with her friends.
But her perfect aim fails her, and her arrow hits a piece of paper held by Mr. Michael Coulton-Jones, whom she hasn’t seen much in society in several years. But strangely, her arrow tears a section of the paper with a partial symbol that looks eerily familiar to her.
He met her again while searching for a killer.
Michael had quit his work as a spy for the Foreign Office when his brother was poisoned. His search for the murderer leads him to Apothecary Jack, a criminal underworld leader with a penchant for poisons, who is gathering a powerful army through an alchemical potion that can give men supernatural strength.
But his path unexpectedly crosses again with Miss Sauber, who saves him from a trap laid by Jack. She and her Aunt Laura, Lady Wynwood, have found a vital connection to Apothecary Jack and the mysterious group he works for.
Now Michael, who had vowed to never again allow civilians to come to harm, must work with a nobleman keeping dangerous secrets, a human lie detector, a chemist, a fellow former spy, and the one woman he’s never allowed himself to get close to.
And it is only this ragtag group that stands against a traitorous organization that could enable Napoleon to conquer the world.
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About the Author
Camy writes Christian contemporary romance and romantic suspense as Camy Tang and Regency romance as USA Today bestselling author Camille Elliot. She lives in San Jose, California, with her engineer husband and rambunctious dog. She was a staff worker for her church youth group for over 20 years and she currently plays on one of the Sunday worship teams. Visit her websites at http://www.camytang.com/ and http://www.camilleelliot.com/ to read free short stories and subscribe to her quarterly newsletter.
More from Camy
I love Regency romances! I started reading them when I was 13 years old and haven’t stopped since.
There’s something about the Regency time period and culture that’s glamorous and decadent and the epitome of elegance. The resplendent dresses! The brooding, romantic Lord Byron and the distinguished Beau Brummell! Dashing naval captains and army lieutenants, glittering ballrooms and winsome debutantes!
The flip side of my personality loves romantic suspense and action adventure. I love seeing strong women face danger with courage and smarts, and strong men willing to do anything to protect their loved ones and fight for justice.
So, basically, the Lady Wynwood’s Spies series grew out of my desire to see Mission: Impossible in the Regency era!
My Regency “IMF” team is brought together when my spinster heroine, a botanist and a skilled archer, discovers that her late uncle had ties to a mysterious group. She goes to her aunt’s best friend, a gentleman who has secretly been a spy for decades, and he forms his team of ex-agents and uniquely gifted civilians to battle this group of alchemists who want to ensure that Napoleon wins the war with England. (Cue the Mission: Impossible theme music!)
I’ve also structured the series a little differently. It’s a very long serial novel, similar to a Japanese manga or light novel series, with 12 volumes that each have a completed story arc, but the main plot isn’t resolved until the end.
I hope you’ll join me on this epic Regency romantic adventure!
The story is quite daunting at first for me. It is a Regency Historical Romantic Suspense and it does take a bit to figure out who the characters are. I did feel like I was overloaded with information and it frustrated me. I do like the time period and the setting in London though. Center stage is the charming Phoebe. I love her outspoken attitude and how she didn’t back down from anyone. I like how the author made Phoebe an archery expert. Her skills are sure to be the talk of the town. If she is ever in need of protecting herself, she only needs to turn to her skill.
There is plenty going on in the story to satisfy those who like mystery, danger and a dashing spy who must go to great lengths to accomplish his mission. He isn’t all that great as a spy when Phoebe catches on to him right away. Perhaps she needs to team up with him. Michael has retired but with the murder of his brother he has no choice but to join the group. They all seem to work well together. I found it interesting that during some fights, they didn’t always win. It shows them as vulnerable and makes them more realistic. I enjoy a story where the good guys never give up and support each other.
The author has warned us that there will be another book in this series, so be prepared for a cliffhanger. It motivates me to want to find out what happens next. The only thing I have to say is I hope it is not as wordy and has more action and suspense. I liked the story but like I said earlier it did feel like it was too much of character introduction that took up half the book.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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