A NECESSARY DECEPTION
The first in Eakes’ Daughters of Bainbridge House series, this is a great Regency-era novel with characters who may not be who people think they are. These characters are lovable, caring and willing to let their tender sides show.
Lady Lydia Gale has agreed to help a French prisoner, Christophe Arnaud, get paroled from Dartmoor Prison. It is the right thing to do, as he was with her husband when he died in battle. When Lydia is blackmailed, she wonders just who she sprung from prison. Then when dead bodies are turning up, Lydia and Christophe will need to trust each other in order to uncover the people responsible for the deaths. (REVELL, Oct., 352 pp., $14.99)