Tuesday, August 22, 2023

A Beautiful Disguise (The Imposters, #1) by Roseanna M. White


In Edwardian London, not all that glitters is gold as a lady and an intelligence officer's secret mission take them from the city's dazzling ballrooms to its covert intelligence offices.

Sir Merritt Livingstone has spent a decade serving the monarch in the field, but when pneumonia lands him behind a desk in the War Office Intelligence Division just as they're creating a new secret intelligence branch, he's intent on showing his worth. He suspects an aristocrat of leaking information to Germany as tensions mount between the two countries, but he needs someone to help him prove it, so he turns to The Imposters, Ltd. No one knows who they are, but their results are beyond compare.

Left with an estate on the brink of bankruptcy after their father's death, Lady Marigold Fairfax and her brother open a private investigation firm for the elite to spy on the elite. Dubbed The Imposters, Ltd., their anonymous group soon becomes the go-to for the crème of society who want answers delivered surreptitiously. But the many secrets Marigold learns about her peers pale in comparison to her shock when she and her brother are hired to investigate her best friend's father as a potential traitor.

Lady Marigold is determined to discover the truth for her friend's sake, and she's more determined still to keep her heart from getting involved with this enigmatic new client . . . who can't possibly be as noble as he seems.



About The Author

Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award winning author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books…to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary. You can learn more about her and her stories at www.RoseannaMWhite.com.


My Review

 From beginning to end I was hooked on this one, what a great job the author did of pulling me in and keeping me engaged! Filled with smiles, danger, and big surprises!

This is a story of resourceful young siblings trying to keep their Estate afloat, and they are ingenious in how they go about it. Lady Marigold and her brother Yates are Imposters, what is that, well, they really do a lot of good and are able to really help others, and we soon see how they go about their job, but then again you probably won't see them! Oh how I would love so see in person the outfits that Marigold wears, and how it makes the the papers! I could just picture her petting the lion!

We are given a bit of espionage, high wire acts, sweet romance, and a mystery. Thus we have a page turner, and wow surprises, I never really saw whom was responsible! I did not guess whom was responsible!

Now I can't wait for the next book in this series!

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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