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A Spy's Devotion | Book Review

You've seen it before: writers inspired by Jane Austen to write a Regency-era romance.  But they never quite get it exactly right, do they?  I mean, no one will ever be able to equal Jane Austen.  But, of course, that goes without saying.  Well, even if that's so, Melanie Dickerson did come up with one of the most satifactory Austen-imitation novels I have read in a while.  (It was much better than the Julie Klassen I read last summer.)  

In England's Regency era, manners and elegance reign in public life--but behind closed doors treason and deception thrive.  Nicholas Langdon is no stranger to reserved civility and bloody barbarity.  After suffering a battlefield injury, the wealthy, well-connected British officer returns home to heal--and to fulfill a dying soldier's last wish by delivering his coded diary.

      At the home of the Wilherns, one of England's most powerful families, Langdon attends a lavish ball where he meets their beautiful and intelligent wa…

Fictional Characters Tag

Hello, everybody!  Lovely Friday, is it not?  I am about three chapters away from finishing A Spy's Devotion, which is a regency romance that I have been reading for the past few days.  I plan to finish it tonight after I post this.  I also have to finish my list of period dramas I haven't seen and need want to.  In other news, my youngest sister has been away at camp this week, but she comes home tomorrow and I am quite glad.  I have missed her.  
     And, goodness, I'll be lucky if I actually get this post up tonight.  The WiFi here has been awful the past couple days.   (I just heard Meg March in my head, "Jo, please don't say 'awful'; it's slang.")
     Oh, dear.  My apologies for the rambling.  MovieCritic tagged me with this a good while ago and I am finally getting around to it.  If you don't know, this is me comparing myself to four fictional characters that I find to myself in certain ways.  That's not the best expla…