Lady Emma Watson has not been to England since she was 6, but now the Tsar's visit to her birthplace offers her a chance to go home again. As members of this delegation, Lady Emma's aunt and uncle are very conscious of the need for decorum with their young charge, but Emma yearns for freedom. She impulsively decides to masquerade as a servant to see the fireworks exhibit and is rescued from a scoundrel by "Jack," who recognizes the lovely Lady Emma. Jack, the Viscount St. Albans, is one of England's finest intelligence officers, and it occurs to him that Lady Emma may, in fact, be a spy and not the delightful innocent she appears. He vows to discover the truth about the LADY IN DISGUISE (4.5) and discovers along the way that he loves her dearly. Amanda McCabe spins another engrossing tale for her devoted fans. Readers will sympathize with her spunky heroine, who just wants to have a taste of freedom (and good English cooking!), and her hero will melt hearts as he treads the fine line between deceit and delight. (Sep., 288 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Teresa Roebuck