Chameleon

Chameleon

by Jillian Kent

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ISBN-13: 9781616384968
Publisher: Charisma Media
Publication date: 05/15/2012
Series: Ravensmoore Chronicles Series , #2
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


Jillian Kent has been a member of American Christian Fiction Writers for several years. She has also been a member of Romance Writers of America for 20 years and a member of The Beau Monde, Kiss of Death, and Faith, Hope, and Love specialty chapters of RWA. With a master’s degree in social work, Jillian is employed as a counselor for nursing students, which reflects within the pages of her first novel, Secrets of the Heart, which won the 2009 Inspiration for Writers contest and was a finalist in the Daphne du Maurier; the Noble Theme; and Faith, Hope, and Love’s Touched by Lovecontests.
 

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Chameleon 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
ReviewsFromTheHeart on LibraryThing 7 months ago
This is a MUST read book for anyone who happens across this title in their local book retailers who love a bit of Jane Austin and Sherlock Holmes blended perfectly together to keep you glued to the pages until the very end. In the second novel from the Ravensmoore Chronicles, Chameleon by Jillian Kent takes the readers on a mist-filled journey in the early 1800's in London.Here we find ourselves introduced to the characters of Lady Victoria Grayson and her maid, Nora who are arriving by coach in the fog on their way to her brother, Lord Devlin Ravensmoore's home. After recovering from a long battle with illness, Lady Victoria is hoping for a bit of adventure as she returns to London and finds it with a bump in the road. When the carriage halts, they discover a body of Lord Stone who has been brutally attacked and left for dead on the road.It is also where she meets Lord Witt, Joanathon Denning, who keeps her from seeing too much of the murder scene and who takes Lord Stone for medical treatment. When her brother, Lord Ravensmoore is called to attend to the injuries of Lord Stone as a practicing physician, she is left at home to wonder just what happened to this poor man.When they search the body, Lord Witt discovers a prophetic note of warning:"You have been found guilty of conspiring with sinful men for sinful purposes. I will now handle the situation as I see fit. Stone is only the first. Repent, you lords of parliament. ~ Lord Talon"Now it seems that the injuries have been inflicted by some type of animal with large claws that attacked Lord Stones, face, neck and arms. Not sure if he will make it through the night, a meeting is called to warn the Lords of Parliament that a murder is on the loose. Plans must be made to possibly set a trap to catch this chameleon who walks among them and has such ready access to their whereabouts that he knows when and where each of them will be the most vulnerable and easy to reach.I received Chameleon by Jillian Kent compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review. Not having read the first book in this series, this one can be read as a stand alone. I was immediately hooked from the beginning due in part to the historical background Jillian Kent uses to establish this suspenseful mystery and being a huge fan of Jane Austin, this one really hit home for me. Jillian provides just a taste of what's really going on to tease the reader but not enough you have the book figured out before you get through the book which is a sign of a great writer for me.I love the dark, misty feel of the 1800's in London where times were tough and the answers to questions were not always the easiest to find. The character of Lady Victoria Grayson is well-written and it was nice to follow her investigative instincts even though that was considered man's work back in those days. I am completely hooked on this series and will now be going back to find and read the first novel. I can't wait to see how this one will conclude. For me, this novel rates an amazing 5 out of 5 stars for romance with a suspenseful mystery thrown in!
alekee on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Loved this look into Historical England...this book takes place in 1818. We begin with an attack by very big bird...a Hawk...on Lord Stone. What is going on? We are at the beginning of a a big scary mystery.Lady Victoria Grayson, has journeyed to London, now in good health, she wants to enjoy life. She has gone to the home of her physician brother, Lord Ravensmoore.With all that is going on her path crosses with Lord Witt. Sparks begin to fly between the two, and the mystery deepens. Love how Victoria embraces her new healthy life, and how she lets God lead her.Don't want to get away the ending, but it will surely surprise you and sadden you at the same time.I received this book from First Wildcard Tours, and the Publisher Realms, and was not required to give a positive review.
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CaraPutman More than 1 year ago
The regency time period is becoming one of my favorite historical time periods. This book mixes romance with mystery. Someone is targeting members of Parliament for a vicious death. The heroine has been sheltered due to an illness and is now determined to experience life to the full, even if that means inserting herself into the investigation. I found it amusing how she wouldn't take no for an answer. Her naivety softened some of her decisions that might have otherwise stretched the possible. The time period is captured well, and I hope to read more books by this author.
Adam412 More than 1 year ago
WILL CHAMELEON BE COMPARED TO THE CHRONICALS OF NARNIA? I&rsquo;d read about two-thirds of the way through Chameleon when I decided I didn&rsquo;t like the book. It didn&rsquo;t appear to be the genre I read. Characters drank liquor, which I don&rsquo;t usually see in Christian fiction, and this predator hawk flying about symbolized danger. Yet, I was hooked. Lady Victoria and her physician brother, Lord Ravensmoore, are determined to change the cruel or neglectful treatment of patients at the asylum for the insane. Then there is the handsome former spy, Lord Witt, looking into a human attack by a hawk where the victim is near death. Witt allows Lady Victoria, whom he calls &ldquo;little snoop,&rdquo;to help investigate sometimes because he has an affection for her and she likes to solve mysteries. I hated the character who trained hawks, that I deducted was the vicious Talon, the object of their search. But no one knows who Talon is. A mental health institute was on my beat as a newspaper reporter and I was astonished at the diagnoses thought to be linked to insanity in the late 1800s: Paralysis, syphilis, Down&rsquo;s Syndrome, epilepsy, deafness, and a whole lot of physical problems that later experts learned had nothing to do with insanity. This book is set in 1818. So it wasn&rsquo;t Lady Victoria&rsquo;s visits to the asylum and reading to patients that bothered me most, but the dreaded mammoth hawks who attempts to kill Ravensmoore and Witt. I don&rsquo;t know if the author intended this book to be an adult allegory using imagery to reflect a spiritual message such as C.S. Lewis used in the The Chronicles of Narnia, but a message came through loud and clear to me as the mammoth birds circled their prey. First, Jesus warned that when the seeds of the gospel are sown in our hearts, some falls on the wayside and birds come in and devour it. In his explanation of the parable, Jesus said the birds symbolize Satan (Matthew 13 KJ). Then we&rsquo;re told in John 10:10 the &ldquo;thief,&rdquo; Satan, comes to kill, steal and destroy, so I see the hawk, as Satan, pecking spiritual eyes out, ripping away faith&rsquo;s flesh, as well as destroying the eggs, chicks and squabs. Yet, hawks are majestic beautiful birds with characteristics of the eagle. The Word reminds us the devil takes on many forms and could disguise himself even as &ldquo;an angel of light&rdquo; (2 Corinthians 11:14). In Chameleon, the characters fight against the killer falcons, but according to scripture all we have to do against Satan is to resist him and he&rsquo;ll flee from us (James 4:7) &mdash; for greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. Jillian Kent, the author of Chameleon, has written a unique novel that satisfies the reader because there is victory, as well as romance. The novel didn&rsquo;t follow through quite as far as I expected with the imagery, but it&rsquo;s still a great read if you like suspense and allegories. As I said, I don&rsquo;t know if the author meant for it to be an allegory, but it seems so to me.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
Loved this look into Historical England...this book takes place in 1818. We begin with an attack by very big bird...a Hawk...on Lord Stone. What is going on? We are at the beginning of a a big scary mystery. Lady Victoria Grayson, has journeyed to London, now in good health, she wants to enjoy life. She has gone to the home of her physician brother, Lord Ravensmoore. With all that is going on her path crosses with Lord Witt. Sparks begin to fly between the two, and the mystery deepens. Love how Victoria embraces her new healthy life, and how she lets God lead her. Don't want to get away the ending, but it will surely surprise you and sadden you at the same time. I received this book from First Wildcard Tours, and the Publisher Realms, and was not required to give a positive review.
Susan21 More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Within the first few pages you're smack-dab in the middle of a mystery, one that comes to quite a unique end. While I would, at times, have liked the story to move at a slightly faster pace--and I think that's more my personality than anything to do with the author--Jillian did a masterful job of drawing you into the early 1800's and the lives of her characters. I especially loved watching the interplay between Victoria and her older brother, Lord Devlin Ravensmoore and I smiled each time he called her Snoop. So tender and cute. The relationship between Witt and Victoria grows slowly throughout, and though I would have liked to learn more about Witt, he makes a wonderful leading man. Between falling in love with him and helping to solve the mystery that plagues both her brother and Witt, Victoria finally gets the adventure she's always longed for. So, if you love Historical Romance with a suspenseful twist, then I think this is one you'll enjoy.
ButterflyBlessingsBlog More than 1 year ago
She totally got me! Okay, I know I'm supposed to ramble on about the beautiful cover (isn't it gorgeous?), and the author's mad skills in creating characters, but I'm overwhelmed by how cleverly she crafted this plot. I can usually reason out the answer to mysteries pretty quickly. I didn't know anything until she wanted me to. I would guess and then some new bit of information would come out . . . It was fantastic! I truly enjoyed the first book and was thrilled to meet back with so many of those characters again. Victoria was a fantastic leading lady and I loved her nickname. I have a chronic illness myself and totally understand her focus on studying people -- almost as if you are living vicariously through them. She has brains, beauty, and enough will to make her equal to any task. I liked her a lot. Witt was my favorite kind of hero. He's a little bit of the bad boy -- though more misunderstood than truly bad. He has let his past define the man he is today. He's closed off, reserved, and private. The mystery in those grey eyes makes him even more attractive to Victoria. The second book continues to address the treatment of the mentally ill, but it also touches on how women were viewed and what their roles should/could be. This was a fascinating story that makes my favorites list. I want to thank the author and her publisher for providing me a copy of the book. It in no way influenced my review.
CaroleTowriss More than 1 year ago
Jillian Kent&rsquo;s Chameleon is Book Two in her Regency romance series, &ldquo;The Ravensmoore Chronicles.&rdquo; In Book One, we met Lord Ravensmoore and Madeleine, who became his wife. Chameleon introduces us to the lord&rsquo;s sister, Victoria. It seems there is a plot against members of Parliament, and the first victim is taken on the night of Victoria&rsquo;s arrival in London to visit her brother. On that night she also meets Lord Witt, who protects her from the gruesome scene and summons her brother. From there, the plot thickens, as they say. The villain, Lord Talon, has trained hawks to kill. A desperate search is on to determine who exactly &ldquo;Lord Talon&rdquo; is. All are in danger until he is apprehended. Against his better judgment&mdash;and that of Lord Ravensmoore&mdash;Lord Witt begins to fall in love with Victoria, which comes in handy when she is put in danger. Their relationship is sweet&mdash;and entertaining, as they are in many ways complete opposites. They learn, however, that they complement each other quite nicely. Though Chameleon is part of a series, it can be read without having read the first book. Like the first, this novel deals with human behavior and the workings of the mind. The treatment of those who were mentally ill in this era is a major part of the plot, and again there are visits to the asylum. The prejudices against a lord practicing the &ldquo;trade&rdquo; of medicine, as well as the discrimination of women are accurately represented. A fascinating twist at the end&mdash;that I did not see coming&mdash;brings the book to a nice conclusion. Jillian&rsquo;s characters are wonderfully drawn. They are neither stereotypes not caricatures, but individuals with flaws and strengths. It was delightful getting to know them as I read this book. I eagerly await the third, the story of Lord Ravensmoore and Victoria&rsquo;s sister, Mercy.
GingerS219 More than 1 year ago
Romance, intrigue, and trouble - that's what Lady Victoria finds on her first day in London. That's also what you will find throughout this novel. I loved Lazarus. He was such a lovable fellow. I just wanted to hug him. :-) I wasn't particularly fond of Lord Witt at first, but he quickly grew on me, as he did Lady Victoria. The twist at the end, ah ha, well, that's all you're going to get out of me. Just know there is one and it is rather unexpected, but then that's why it's called a twist. :-) I thoroughly enjoyed the book, which took me ONE day to read, and several hours of that day were spent doing other things. I devoured each page and dreaded having to put it aside for other activities. I stayed up late because I just couldn't stop reading. Kudos to Jillian Kent for an awesome second book of the Ravensmoore Chronicles. While this is book two in the series, it is also stands alone.
Bobbie6 More than 1 year ago
An adventure in London is the heroine&rsquo;s quest, and she gets plenty of adventure and brings many interesting characters along for the ride. All of the characters are well thought out and have lots of personality. Our villain, Lord Talon, is almost likable in caring for his hawks and slowly reveals his motivation for evil. Descriptions add to the 1800&rsquo;s setting and the asylum reform introduced in the first book is just one of the social issues brought out in the book. There are several twists in the mystery which keep you reading and a surprise in the end. This is the second in the Ravensmoore Chronicles, but it can stand alone. Having read an intriguing excerpt from the next book, I will put it on my Must Read list.
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
This is a MUST read book for anyone who happens across this title in their local book retailers who love a bit of Jane Austin and Sherlock Holmes blended perfectly together to keep you glued to the pages until the very end. In the second novel from the Ravensmoore Chronicles, Chameleon by Jillian Kent takes the readers on a mist-filled journey in the early 1800's in London. Here we find ourselves introduced to the characters of Lady Victoria Grayson and her maid, Nora who are arriving by coach in the fog on their way to her brother, Lord Devlin Ravensmoore's home. After recovering from a long battle with illness, Lady Victoria is hoping for a bit of adventure as she returns to London and finds it with a bump in the road. When the carriage halts, they discover a body of Lord Stone who has been brutally attacked and left for dead on the road. It is also where she meets Lord Witt, Joanathon Denning, who keeps her from seeing too much of the murder scene and who takes Lord Stone for medical treatment. When her brother, Lord Ravensmoore is called to attend to the injuries of Lord Stone as a practicing physician, she is left at home to wonder just what happened to this poor man. When they search the body, Lord Witt discovers a prophetic note of warning: &quot;You have been found guilty of conspiring with sinful men for sinful purposes. I will now handle the situation as I see fit. Stone is only the first. Repent, you lords of parliament. ~ Lord Talon&quot; Now it seems that the injuries have been inflicted by some type of animal with large claws that attacked Lord Stones, face, neck and arms. Not sure if he will make it through the night, a meeting is called to warn the Lords of Parliament that a murder is on the loose. Plans must be made to possibly set a trap to catch this chameleon who walks among them and has such ready access to their whereabouts that he knows when and where each of them will be the most vulnerable and easy to reach. I received Chameleon by Jillian Kent compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review. Not having read the first book in this series, this one can be read as a stand alone. I was immediately hooked from the beginning due in part to the historical background Jillian Kent uses to establish this suspenseful mystery and being a huge fan of Jane Austin, this one really hit home for me. Jillian provides just a taste of what's really going on to tease the reader but not enough you have the book figured out before you get through the book which is a sign of a great writer for me. I love the dark, misty feel of the 1800's in London where times were tough and the answers to questions were not always the easiest to find. The character of Lady Victoria Grayson is well-written and it was nice to follow her investigative instincts even though that was considered man's work back in those days. I am completely hooked on this series and will now be going back to find and read the first novel. I can't wait to see how this one will conclude. For me, this novel rates an amazing 5 out of 5 stars for romance with a suspenseful mystery thrown in!