Snakes in the Garden

Snakes in the Garden

by Victoria Roberts, C. A. Roberts

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Overview

Snakes in the Garden by Victoria Roberts, C. A. Roberts

Following in the footsteps of her late father, Annella Poley is an assassin for the Crown. She’s determined to avenge her father’s death, no matter what the cost. But then a brawny Highland captain crosses her path and helps her uncover secrets of her past that might save her future…unless she kills him first.    

Marcus Grant would rather be anywhere other than the English court. When his laird orders him to follow a mysterious woman who can fight as well as any man, he’s trapped in the last place he wants to be. Marcus knows Annella is not to be trusted, and he plans to expose what she’s been hiding—but that’s before he risks everything by falling in love.         

Product Details

BN ID: 2940153215020
Publisher: Victoria Roberts
Publication date: 07/26/2016
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 212,897
File size: 320 KB

About the Author

Victoria Roberts has been a cartoonist for The New Yorker since 1988. She also creates illustrations for the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Time, among many other publications. She lives in New York. Her bestselling books include Pills for Cats: Finding Happiness through Modern Pharmacology, Is Your Dog Gay?, and Is Your Cat Gay?

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Snakes in the Garden 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I need to start off by saying that this was an awesome story and I found it hard to put down. It was exciting and thought provoking. I can not wait to see if this is perhaps the beginning of a series, one can only hope. I can honestly say that I see a bright future for this young writer along side her mother. This story was full of just enough intrigue and action to leave you shocked and salivating for more. It was one surprise after another, making you almost wish that the story would never end. I for one was glued to this book every chance I got. I love books with strong female characters. This story was well written and highly entertaining. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good spy story, highlanders and strong female characters.
stanhope3234 More than 1 year ago
Combined writing of Victoria Roberts and C. A. Roberts this story was a joy to read. Annella Poley has spent her life as a assassin for the King. She has one goal find the man who killed her father. On her latest mission at court she's stopped at every turn by a mountain of a Scotsman Marcus Grant. She just can't seem to shake the man. If he doesn't stop she just might have to kill the man. Marcus can't shake the feeling that all is not as it seems with the pretty and infuriating French woman. Annella's life is about to be turned upside down. Everything she's know to be true will be reveled as false. I'm looking toward to reading more from this writing team.
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
What a story! It's a nice short one that will keep you on the edge of your seat. This one takes on twists and turns you don't see coming. I really liked Marcus. What's not to like he's a yummy kilt wearing highlander. Then you have Annella a very strong heroine. Right from the start this book had my attention because of Annella. She experience something no one should then she grows into a remarkable woman. She's an assassin so she can kick some butt. It was fun to watch her interact with Marcus. I liked the epilogue. It was a very nice touch.
sin39 More than 1 year ago
Snakes in the Garden by Victoria Roberts & C.A. Robeerts ***I was given an advanced reading copy of this book in return for an honest review*** Annella Poley is an assassin for the Crown, like here late father. We leaarn how ad why Annella became an assassin. Marcus Grant is a Highland Captian and at Court wit his Laird for their yearly visit. Annella's mark is a Mr. Conti and he is to be killed at Court and made to look like the Scots have done it. At Court Annella not only runs into Marcus twice but she is introduced to his Laird. Laird Grant. When he calls her Anne she pales as her mothers name was Anne and a Scot. Please read to find out more to the story. Who killed Annella's parents and tried to kill her. Also what if any is her connection to Laird Grant. Can Marcus woo the Lass? If you enjoy Highlanders, mystery an dsuspense then you will enjoy this exciting story
heathercm2001 More than 1 year ago
This novella was fantastic! It was thrilling, and full of intrigue! With new secrets and surprises popping up on every page, I didn't want it to end. Annella is an amazing assassin, and seeing her handle herself was very exciting. I really liked that the men let her handle things pretty much on her own, because they knew she was capable. The story jumps right into the thick of things right from the beginning, and kept going. I thought it was the perfect quick read. I don't know they did it, but Victoria and C.A. Roberts gave me quite a few shocks in this book. I wasn't expecting a lot of things that happened, and I'm surprised that they did,. While some of those moments were heart-breaking, I admire that they held nothing back. It added to Annella's strength and made me love her even more. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
syeager More than 1 year ago
A great novella to start out a collaboration between two authors, I am excited to see where C.A. Roberts writing goes. Plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader intrigued throughout this novella. I am excited to see where this story takes us. The heroine is believable as a character who was raised to be an assaisn like her father. I love a good intrigue.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
Snakes in the Garden by Victoria Roberts, & C. A. Roberts is an intriguing Historical Romance set in 1600's England. Simply put, WOW! What an exciting surprise! Annella Poley, an assassin for the Crown, whose father was murdered in front of her, at a Masquerade Party, in Venice, years before, is on her last mission, when another tragedy strikes. Marcus Grant, a Highland captain of the Grant clan, at the King's court, with his Laird, at the King's request. Annella is good at her job, full of secrets, deception, mistrust and aims to get her query. Marcus, is a brawny Highlander who would do anything to keep his Laird safe, including, finding out more about the mysterious lady, Annella. Together, they are a fiecesome, unbeatable couple. Fast paced, intriguing, compelling, emotionally charged, and full of surprises abound. Spies, secrets, assassins, murder, a bit of romance, mystery and suspense. Ms. Roberts has once again, written a tale that is very exciting, the characters are engaging, mysterious and intriguing. The storyline is unique, compelling and captivating. A mesmerizing tale! I could not stop turning pages. I would be remiss, not to mention, Ms. C.A. Roberts, co-author with Ms. Roberts, who should be congratuated as well, for a story well done! I hope to read more from this duo. Fantastic read! Fans of Historical Fiction with a touch of romance, exhilarating mysteries, and suspense on every page, will not be disappointed with, "Snakes in the Garden". A sweet tale! The only thing else I could say is...WOW, simply mesmerizing! Beautifully written and executed! Highly recommended! Received for an honest review from the author. Rating: 5 Heat rating: Sweet Reviewed by: AprilR
Susan_Newman More than 1 year ago
I adored this book!!! It was special since Victoria teamed with her daughter, C.A. and it did not disappoint. A strong female character in any book I read is a definite plus…it adds to the drama and action throughout the book. The main character Annella witnesses the death of a loved one at an early age, and it affected her life’s path as an adult. Things don’t always seem to go her way, when the table are turned, but she rises above. I really enjoyed this and highly recommend it!!! Awesome job ladies!!!