Son of a Dukeby Jessie Clever
But the last thing Eleanora expects when the dead body hits the floor is love with the son of a
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Society's most capable housekeeper, Eleanora Quinton, has a problem. Not only does a dead body fall right into the middle of her mistress's ball and her son get kidnapped, the only person who can help her also forces her to face her most crippling fears.
But the last thing Eleanora expects when the dead body hits the floor is love with the son of a duke.
A spy for the British War Office and illegitimate son of a duke, Nathan Black pulls the infallible housekeeper into a cyclone of espionage, intrigue and danger as he searches for the meaning behind her son's kidnapping. Fighting to keep Eleanora safe, Nathan struggles with his growing attraction to the unflappable housekeeper, but as the treasonous plot twists around, too many clues point to Eleanora and a past of which she will not speak.
Can their love withstand her dangerous secret?
The books in the Spy Series:
1/2. Inevitably a Duchess (A prequel novella)
1. Son of a Duke
2. For Love of the Earl
3. A Countess Most Daring
4. To Save a Viscount
Meet the Author
In the second grade, Jessie began a story about a duck and a lost ring. Two harrowing pages of wide ruled notebook paper later, the ring was found. And Jessie has been writing ever since.
Earning her degree in English with a Creative Writing Honors at the University at Albany, Jessie completed her first novella, Shake Down Your Ashes, a historical fictive memoir. She then went on to experiment in journalism, copy writing and public relations communications.
Focusing her writing on fiction, Jessie now spends her time between children’s literature and women’s fiction. Jessie makes her home in the great state of New Hampshire where she lives with her husband and a very opinionated Basset Hound.
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Review can also be found in Chill and read Society’s most capable housekeeper, the infallible Miss Eleanora Quinton, has a problem. Not only does a dead body fall right into the middle of her mistress’s ball and her son gets kidnapped, the only person who can help her also forces her to face her most crippling fears. The heroin is a woman that has suffered a lot, away from her family, serving her aunt’s family and now a house in London for more than 10 years now. She is known to the house and her maids as strict and infallible and she is treated with respect. Turns out she is known to her mistress’s peers. The story starts with a murder during a ball. A mystery kind of book that evolves to a historical romance. The beginning is very promising and the reader expects to find a really good plot and a couple of twists just around the corner. As a matter of fact, the story line is a good one, even though one would not expect that housekeepers get noticed by the peerage, but yet again, this is fiction we are talking about. It could continue really good and turn to a very interesting book, if it wasn’t written in a hurry… At least this is what sums up. It is an easy read. The hero, Nathan, is a real hero in the book and is described as that. He is displayed to be thoughtful and caring, apart from being a spy and a brave man. His actions are up to the formed character. The heroine, Nora, is a woman that rarely smiles. She is running her staff on a firm hand. Somehow, these two fell in love quickly enough to get married in-spite of the common logic. The story evolves surprisingly fast. All obstacles come clear miraculously. There should be some more development on the action/spy scenes. They would provide that special touch to make the book something more than a purely love story. There is room for improving and addressing a wider audience. Yet again, this is up to the author to take into account. The book was provided as a prize of the "Big Summer Reading Giveaway" hosted by the author.
Great storyline but I could not get into it. I love the characters, spy story and I just could not get thru it. I will try her second book FOR LOVE OF THE EARL because that storyline sounds great. I only give this 2 finger up and 4 toes.