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A Necessary Deception (The Daughters of Bainbridge House, #1) 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 entr 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. Download A Necessary Deception (The Daughters of Bainbridge House, #1) author Laurie Alice Eakes – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. First posted on my blog, Legacy of a Writer.I ve read several of the books Laurie Eakes has published over the past few years, and all were very good and beautifully written When I first heard about this new series that begins with A Necessary Deception, I was eager to find out what new adventure Laurie would think up next To my delight, this book did not disappoint my expectations in the slightest in fact, I thought it was the best one she s written yet Lady Lydia Gale made a wonderful heroin First posted on my blog, Legacy of a Writer.I ve read several of the books Laurie Eakes has published over the past few years, and all were very good and beautifully written When I first heard about this new series that begins with A Necessary Deception, I was eager to find out what new adventure Laurie would think up next To my delight, this book did not disappoint my expectations in the slightest in fact, I thought it was the best one she s written yet Lady Lydia Gale made a wonderful heroine I love the mystery in everything from Lydia s previous marriage to Christien current lifestyle Both of Lydia s sisters Cassandra and Honore added a great mix into this cast of delightful characters and ensured that Lydia was forever trying to undo some damage either Cassandra or Honore had do...

  2. SUMMARY 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 entrance at her debutante ball.Readers will enjoy being drawn into this world of elegance and intrigue, balls and masquerades Author Laurie Alice Eakes whisks readers thr SUMMARY 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 entrance at her debutante ball.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.REVIEW This was a new to me author, and I guarantee it won t be the last book I read by Laurie Alice Eakes Her historical fiction is packed with detail, intrigue, mystery, romance and surprises Definitely a fast paced read for regency fiction The two main characters were so ...

  3. I found this novel extremely frustrating The resolution raised quite a few plot holes Why did Lang introduce Christien into society at all No idea, especially given how everything played out I won t go into the others for fear of giving too much away for those who haven t read the book.I also disliked how the author frequently ended a chapter with a cliffhanger usually in the middle of a conversation then started the next chapter weeks after the event and barely even alluded to what was sa I found this novel extremely frustrating The resolution raised quite a few plot holes Why did Lang introduce Christien into society at all No idea, especially given how everything played out I won t go into the others for fear of giving too much away for those who haven t read the book.I also disliked how the author frequently ended a chapter with a cliffhanger usually in the middle of a conversation t...

  4. This was actually a pretty good book, and I was impressed by it because I saw so many bad reviews just before I got it.The characters were well developed, and I found myself emotionally attached to most of them The plot was a little fast paced at times, but it seemed pretty even to me most of the way through I enjoyed the author s writing style I didn t find it confusing and I thought it made perfect sense I enjoyed it thoroughly, and I honestly don t know what everyone is talking about.Read This was actually a pretty good book, and I was impressed by it because I saw so many bad reviews just before I got it.The characters were well developed, and I found myself emotionally attached to most of them The plot was a little fast paced at times, but it seemed pretty even to me most of the way through I enjoyed the author s writing style I didn t find it confusing and I thought it made perfect sense I enjoyed it thoroughly, and I honestly don t know what everyone is talking abo...

  5. This and many other reviews can be found on my blog at www.brittreadsfiction.wordpress.comA Necessary Deception was a great ride back into the past The author did a wonderful job of describing life in the ton and life in general back in the regency time period in England This first book in the series follows widow Lydia Bainbridge as she tries to determine truth from lies and protect her family, while also staying true to England.Lydia finds herself in quite a predicament when she is blackmail This and many other reviews can be found on my blog at www.brittreadsfiction.wordpress.comA Necessary Deception was a great ride back into the past The author did a wonderful job of describing life in the ton and life in general back in the regency time period in England This first book in the series follows widow Lydia Bainbridge as she tries to determine truth from lies and protect her family, while also staying true to England.Lydia finds herself in quite a predicament when she is blackmailed by spies and forced to help them gain entrance to society She is further dismayed to realize that she is having trouble determining who is truly working for England and who is looking to undermine it She finds herself...

  6. I literally had to force myself to skim to the end of this book I only kept reading because I liked the French male lead character and wanted to see him get a happy ending.The first day I read it, I thought it was just hard to read because I was tired, but even after a good night s rest, it never got better.The writing was choppy Dialogue was purposely cut off in places where it needed to finish because you needed to know what they were talking about Every scene, every play, every ball, they I literally had to force myself to skim to the end of this book I only kept reading because I liked the French male lead character and wanted to see him get a happy ending.The first day I read it, I thought it was just hard to read because I was tired, but even after a good night s rest, it never got better.The writing was choppy Dialogue was purposely cut off in places where it needed to finish because you needed to know what they were talking about Every scene, every play, every ball, they were there like 5 minutes and then gone I didn t like any of the female characters and don t see what anyone saw in them at all Even the mystery didn t end well The change of heart to and from the father in the end made NO sense at ...

  7. When I read the blurb for this book I thought, looks interesting I ll check it out Much much better then I thought it was going to be The story sucked me in from the start, and then as it moved along it just kept on getting better making meandinterested We have blackmail, mystery, murder, spies, a wedding and a coming out ball to plan, what s not to like about this book So why not a full 5 stars then Well as it got near to the end, somewhere in the 80 to 90% range things started When I read the blurb for this book I thought, looks interesting I ll check it out Much much better then I thought it was going to be The story sucked me in from the start, and then as it moved along it just kept on getting better making meandinterested We have blackmail, mystery, murder, spies, a wedding and a coming out ball to plan, what s not to like about this book So why not a full 5 stars then Well as it got near to the end, somewhere in the 80 to 90% range things started to drag slightly and I ...

  8. Cute read and my first by Ms Laurie Alice Eakes Some nice twists and turns A bit of mystery and a lot of mischiefs

  9. Frustrating Most of the catalyst for Lydia s actions throughout the book simply didn t make sense view spoiler namely, why was she the target for the blackmail In fact, why did she, or anyone, even need to be blackmailed in order for Lang to get his people into society Surely they could have come up with some clever cover story that would give Lydia ample reason to give an introduction for them and simultaneously avoid causing her to become suspicious don t spies want to be unnoticed A Frustrating Most of the catalyst for Lydia s actions throughout the book simply didn t make sense view spoiler namely, why was she the target for the blackmail In fact, why did she, or anyone, even need to be blackmailed in order for Lang to get his people into society Surely they could have come up with some clever cover story that would give Lydia ample reason to give an introduction for them and simultaneously avoid causing her to become suspicious don t spies want to be unnoticed And why did Lydia even succumb to the blackmail She wasn t guilty, so doesn t make much sense Plus isn t blackmail usually for things one has actually done So this would just be a false accusation and she was the daughter of a peer, so she would have had clout behind her to stand against sa...

  10. This is the first book I ve read by Laurie Alice Eakes and it was a good but not great read I didn t care for some parts of the writing style how scenes would abruptly end and then not continue on in the next paragraph chapter and that affected my enjoyment of the stor...

  11. 4.5 stars.I have such a weakness for a good spy story This hit all the right spots in that respect and kept me guessing In several aspects it reminded me of Ruth Axtell s Midnight Masquerade, another story I really enjoyed.The ending was a perfect combination of...

  12. This one was just okay for me.

  13. A Necessary Deception, set in the era of Regency England, is a delightful inspirational story that romps with all the richness of a season for the haut ton and at the same time ricochets with espionage and romance, and laughter British heroine, Lady Lydia Gale, tries to pick up the pieces of her life after her soldier husband dies in Napoleonic France But this strong hearted and vivacious young woman is left to takes charge of her younger sisters when their politician father and hypochondr A Necessary Deception, set in the era of Regency England, is a delightful inspirational story that romps with all the richness of a season for the haut ton and at the same time ricochets with espionage and romance, and laughter British heroine, Lady Lydia Gale, tries to pick up the pieces of her life after her soldier husband dies in Napoleonic France But this strong hearted and vivacious young woman is left to takes charge of her younger sisters when their politician father and hypochondriac mother fail to That s bad enough, until one night in a darkened garden an undisclosed traitor blackmails Lydia into aiding the entirely too attractive Frenchman, Christien de Meuse Lydia find herself forced to trust Christien who may be a French agent set on overthrowing the En...