meets Sherlock Holmes in this new Regency mystery series
Newly returned from finishing school, Lady Juliette Thorndike is ready
to debut in London society. Due to her years away, she hasn't spent
much time with her parents, and sees them only as the flighty,
dilettante couple the other nobles love.But when they disappear, she
discovers she never really knew them at all. They've been living double
lives as government spies--and they're only the latest in a long
history of espionage that is the family's legacy.
Now Lady Juliette is determined to continue their work. Mentored by her
uncle, she plunges into the dangerous world of spies. From the
glittering ballrooms of London to the fox hunts, regattas, and soirees
of country high society, she must chase down hidden clues, solve the
mysterious code her parents left behind, and stay out of danger. All
the while, she has to keep her endeavors a secret from her best friend
and her suitors--not to mention the nosy, irritatingly handsome Bow
Street runner, who suspects her of a daring theft.
Can Lady Juliette outwit her enemies and complete her parents' last
Best-selling author Erica Vetsch is back with a rollicking, exciting
new series destined to be a hit with Regency readers who enjoy a touch
of mystery in their love stories. Fans of Julie Klassen, Sarah Ladd,
and Anne Perry will love the wit, action, and romance.
Erica Vetsch is a New York Times best-selling
and ACFW Carol Award–winning author. She is a transplanted Kansan now
living in Minnesota with her husband, who she claims is both her total
opposite and soul mate.
Vetsch is the author of many novellas and novels, including the popular
Serendipity & Secrets Regency series and the new Thorndike &
Swann Regency Mystery series
Vetsch loves Jesus, history, romance, and sports. When she’s not
writing fiction, she’s planning her next trip to a history museum and
cheering on her Kansas Jayhawks and New Zealand All Blacks.
The Debutante's Code is written by Erica Vetsch. This is book one in a new series written by the author that is entitled: Thorndike & Swann Regency Mysteries. I have been a huge fan of this author since I discovered her when she wrote for Love Inspired Historical. I am super excited to see a new series from her.
You will be transported back regency times. We meet Lady Juliette Thorndike. She has just finished finishing school and is ready for her debut into society. Her life changes when her parents disappear. She soon discovers she never really knew them. She learns that they led a whole life that she knew nothing about. One where they were government spies. She is left in the care of her uncle and soon discovers she is drawn toward the world of espionage.
Daniel Swann comes from a very different background. He finds himself as a Bow Street detective. His first case involves thefts from wealthy homes, factor in a murder and Daniel soon realizes he has more then he bargained for. The crimes have left him puzzled. Daniel and Juliette keep crossing paths everywhere. Daniel is curious to if she is involved somehow. What does she know?
This story is very well written. I enjoyed the mystery and turning pages trying to figure it all out. I love the care and research that the author put into this book to bring the Regency time period alive. Daniel and Juliette are wonderful characters and I hope to continue to read their stories.
I received a copy of this book through the author and Read With Audra. All thoughts are my own.