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A Perilous Plan: A Regency Romantic Suspense (Imperiled Young Widows Book 1) Kindle Edition
Penelope Hammond finds herself a widow at the age of twenty-three, having been married five years to a man she barely knew. Her husband, David Hammond, Lord Hampstead, was a member of the House of Lords who rarely said more than a few words to her in a week’s time--and often did not come home at night.
But Lord Hampstead was from a wealthy, powerful London family with no enemies, so why was he murdered?
Penelope is a penniless widow with few friends and only her cold grandmother to lean on. When she finds herself pursued by both English officials and French spies, she doesn’t know who to trust—until a handsome Member of Parliament, Henry Gilchrist, saves her from being attacked and kidnapped. Mr. Gilchrist seems so determined to help her, but can she trust him?
Henry Gilchrist seems to know more about her husband than she does--that he was unfaithful to her with a young Frenchwoman who Penelope thought was her friend, that his gambling problem had sunk him deeply in debt, and that he had stolen some very important plans that could put the entire country in danger. And now both the French and the English governments think she knows where these plans are.
Penelope had no idea that her husband stole secret plans and intended to sell to the French, but no one seems to believe her, except Henry Gilchrist. When she starts to fall in love with the handsome young Member of the House of Commons, will he be too embittered from a former lost love to accept his own growing feelings? But first they must save themselves from those who would do them harm, or there will be no future for them, either together or apart.
- ASIN : B09G53MG4M
- Publisher : GraceFaith Press (September 28, 2021)
- Publication date : September 28, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 1280 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 301 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : B09GQGNJSX
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #27,767 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I highly recommend this book for young adults and up, and if you haven’t yet become
familiar with her Hagenheim series- it’s a must!
Historical setting, clean romance, intrigue/mystery - what's not to like?
Heroine was unexpected, a widow in a loveless marriage, not an ingenue. Caught up in an intrigue from her late husband, she was naive but able to reach deep inside to make changes to avoid being a victim.
A few historical details I questioned the accuracy, but I enjoyed the story and look forward to the next one in this series.
I don’t usually write reviews, but Melanie Dickerson has stayed in my top favorite author spot since I read her first book, so I’ll always support her work. This book was beautiful, and the romance was so sweet and clean. I loved all the scriptures and prayers and forgiveness in this book. This is what I want from my Christian authors. For the character’s walk with the Lord to be upfront and clear in the book. The female main character, Penelope Hammond has suffered through a cold marriage, married to a philandering, neglectful, selfish man. She does her best to give him her love and devotion, even though he doesn’t want or appreciate it. When her husband is murdered, she, along with the help of a handsome gentleman Henry Gilchrist, who is a member of parliament, must navigate their way through kidnappings and rescues, escapes, political intrigues, espionage, and even newfound love and trust. Henry Gilchrist has been burned by love before, and has vowed to never marry a poor woman. Since Penelope’s husband has died and they had no children, she is now penniless. Henry has to overcome his mistrust of money and power hungry women to see that Penelope is cut from a different cloth, and that her integrity and character are beyond reproach. These characters must let go of past grievances with others to be able to love and trust one another. This was a quick sweet read, but it certainly wasn’t “Instalove” 5/5 stars