While the intriguing plot makes
for a compelling read, the heroine's penchant of pointing out the mistakes
of others and her preachiness may weigh down the story.

Dominique Dawson's mission is heart-rending. She has to acquire intelligence information for Napoleon and betray England -- or her brother will be killed. To carry out her undercover plan, she becomes the governess to the son of Rear Admiral Chase Randal of the Royal Navy. Will her conscience keep her from fulfilling the mission?

At first the new governess's timidity disgusts the admiral, but soon he finds himself attracted to her beauty and her bold faith. Will Dominique's lies ruin their relationship and place their lives in danger? (BARBOUR, Aug., 320 pp., $10.97)
Reviewed by: 
Chandra McNeil