Tuesday, February 16, 2021

The Prince of Spies (Hope and Glory, #3) by Elizabeth Camden


Luke Delacroix has the reputation of a charming man-about-town in Gilded Age Washington, DC. In reality, he is secretly carrying out an ambitious agenda in Congress. His current mission is to thwart the reelection of Congressman Clyde Magruder, his only real enemy in the world.

But trouble begins when Luke meets Marianne Magruder, the congressman's only daughter, whose job as a government photographer gives her unprecedented access to sites throughout the city. Luke is captivated by Marianne's quick wit and alluring charm, leading them both into a dangerous gamble to reconcile their feelings for each other with Luke's driving passion for vital reforms in Congress.

Can their newfound love survive a political firestorm, or will three generations of family rivalry drive them apart forever?



About The Author

Elizabeth Camden is a research librarian at a small college in central Florida. Her novels have won the coveted RITA and Christy Awards. She has published several articles for academic publications and is the author of four nonfiction history books. Her ongoing fascination with history and love of literature have led her to write inspirational fiction. Elizabeth lives with her husband near Orlando, Florida.


My Review

This is the third book in this series, and yes I have read them all, you get to meet each of the siblings, but this can be read alone.

This is Luke's story, he is Charlotte's twin, whom we met as he was in a Cuban jail in a previous book. He is still on his mission for the betterment of mankind, with his experience in the food market, he wants the bad additives out!

What he doesn't expect is meeting the daughter of the families arch rival, now how can that possibly work out? Well, you need to read this awesome book to find out.

We meet some horrible happenings here, and some really made me cringe, but there is also joy and hope and love that we are blessed to enjoy as we turn the pages.

I wish there were more siblings, I enjoyed my time with the Delacroix family!

Make sure you read the authors notes at the end of this book, great information about the beginnings of the FDA in 1906.

I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Bethany House, and was not required to give a positive review.


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