Review: Moonlight Masquerade
Sometimes it is hard to tell if you are the cat or the mouse.
Lady Céline Wexham seems the model British subject. French by birth but enjoying life in 1813 as a widowed English countess, she is in the unique position of being able to help those in need-or to spy for the notorious Napoleon Bonaparte.
When Rees Phillips of the British Foreign Office is sent to pose as the countess’s butler and discover where her true loyalties lie, he is confident he will uncover the truth. But the longer he is in her fashionable townhouse in London’s West End, the more his staunch loyalty to the Crown begins to waver as he falls under Lady Wexham’s spell.
Will he find the proof he needs? And if she is a spy after all, what then will he do?
With sharp wit, fast-paced dialogue, and infectious intrigue, Ruth Axtell deftly creates a world where black and white burst into a confusion of colors-and no one is who they seem.
This is a really good masterpiece I should say. It held me captivated from the beginning to the end. Set during the time of Napoleon Bonaparte, it was a clean regency romance novel. I really enjoyed it. I hadn’t read any of Ruth Axtell’s books prior to this one, but am now planning on having her books on my shelf. She is a really gifted Christian author.
When Rees starts to work for Lady Celine Wexham as her butler, he is also sent to spy on her movements to see if she truly is a spy for the French. What Rees doesn’t plan on is himself growing love her and wanting to protect her from the same people he works for.
As the end of the French revolution is coming to its downfall, Lady Celine is finding herself being in more danger then she at first thought. So when she visits her mother at a French court that has been setup in close to London, she doesn’t think that she is in any danger. But when she decides to leave earlier then she planned and is attacked by some men sent by a French man to attack her on the highway, she decides that she must flee back to France.
But will she be able to escape the ones that are following her? Will she be able to forget the man that she has come to have feelings for?
I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.