Saturday, October 1, 2011

I highly recommend this book, releasing today!!

A Necessary Deception
Laurie Alice Eakes
Publisher: Revell

When young widow Lady Lydia Gale helps a French prisoner obtain parole, she never dreamed he would turn up in her parlor. But just as the London Season is getting under way, there he is, along with a few other questionable personages. While she should be focused on helping her headstrong younger sister prepare for her entré into London society, Lady Gale finds herself preoccupied with the mysterious Frenchman. Is he a spy or a suitor? Can she trust him? Or is she putting her family in danger?

Readers will enjoy being drawn into this world of elegance and intrigue, balls and masquerades. Author Laurie Alice Eakes whisks readers through the drawing rooms of London amid the sound of rustling gowns on this exciting quest to let the past stay in the past and let love guide the future.

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Four-Star Review from Romantic Times

"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." --Patsy Glans

"With her clean, sleek prose, Laurie Alice Eakes is one of the best storytellers the world has today. A Necessary Deception is one of her best, deftly weaving an intriguing spy chase with the elegant life of the ton in a beautiful love story that kidnaps unwitting readers and holds them hostage to the very last page."--Delle Jacobs, award-winning author of His Majesty, the Prince of Toads

"In A Necessary Deception, Laurie Alice Eakes weaves the fine silk threads of historical richness, dangerous intrigue, and forbidden romance into a flawless literary tapestry. This is Georgette Heyer meets Terri Blackstock in 1812 Regency London, an adventure that will leave readers breathless."--Louise M. Gouge, award-winning author of At the Captain's Command

"Laurie Alice Eakes writes a page-turning story with an in-depth knowledge of the period, an eye for detail, and an escalating mystery that will keep readers guessing till the end."--Ruth Axtell Morren, author of Wild Rose and The Rogue's Redemption

"Intriguing, suspenseful, masterful, and romantic--all the things you want in a great book! Add to that enchanting characters with real problems and real flaws who grow throughout the story, and a twist-and-turn plot, and I guarantee that once you dive into this book, you'll be happily lost in Regency London for the duration."--MaryLu Tyndall, Christy Award nominee and author of the Surrender to Destiny series, Hey!! That's me!! LOL

"Laurie Alice Eakes's novel is a captivating combination of romance and suspense set in the glittering Regency period."--Jane Myers Perrine, author of Second Chance Bride

"A Necessary Deception will lure you into a fascinating Regency full of danger, surprises, and a romance to quicken your pulse."--Jillian Kent, author of Secrets of the Heart

"A time of romance and intrigue with characters who grip one's heart and won't let go--this is the kind of book I look forward to reading when I want to be uplifted and carried away."--Jennifer Hudson Taylor, author of Highland Blessings and Highland Sanctuary


  1. Thank you! I am always looking for a great read; especially after I complete one of your series! :) I'm so often disappointed in what publishers choose as good Christian fictions & am so refreshed when I find a good one. I look forward to reading this one! I love this time period.

  2. This sounds like a wonderful book! And like LifeDance said, I need something to read while I'm waiting for your next book! Thanks for sharing : )

    LifeDance - I am currently reading a book called A Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer, and am loving it! It's set in a small Texas town in the late 1800s. Very good read if you're into fun historical romances.

  3. LifeDance, when I recommend a book here on my blog, it's because I truely enjoyed it. Laurie Alice is one of my favorite authors. I also recommend anything by Laura Frantz.
    I haven't read Karen Witemeyer yet, but heard she's pretty good.

  4. Thank you Ladies!

    Yes, historical romance is my favorite! I just read 2 books by Klassen that were pretty good. You can tell she loves Austen and the Brontes. My favorites so far: MaryLu's King's Pirates Series & Francine River's Mark of the Lion series.

  5. I LOVE the Mark of the Lion series, LifeDance.. excellent books! I'm humbled that you including my series with them. Wow

  6. This looks like a good book! I dont have the money to buy it, so I will have my library get it. Then I can still read it. :)
    Thank you for sharing, MaryLu. I'm sure its a great story, but somehow I dont see how anyone can be a better writer than you. I am stuck on your stories. ;)
    Funny comment by the way.

  7. Trusting your recommendation, MaryLu, and will give this author a try, ordered her book today!