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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The Memory of Her by Bianca M. Schwarz (Gentleman Spy Series)

The third in a series but does good as a stand alone. The scene is set in 1823 England but the story goes back in part to the Crimea where Allen has been a prisoner and severely tortured by a Russian general. Now spirited away to England, he is back in his home to recuperate and recover from the physical and mental torture he has undergone. Whether he will or not depends on the care and attention that he receives from not just his loyal servants but from Eliza's sharp intelligence as a spy to make sure that Allen is safe, not been followed or in any danger of being abducted again. When foreigners are discovered in the village Eliza knows that the whereabouts have been discovered and that an attack on Allen is only a matter of time. How to circumvent this, protect him, find out who the abductors are and more importantly who sent them is a matter of urgency. The story follows in a meticulous fashion how and when things happen and how they successfully beat back the attackers. This was a nice bit of recounting going back to the Crimea and then back to peacetime England. Sent by Central Avenue Publishing for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley. P S I have been late with reviews (once again). I went on a four day trip to Orissa, Eastern India. It was a break I had been wanting for sometime, and there never seemed to be a good moment. We are in turmoil as a country politically and economically. If I waited any longer it would never have got done. I am just glad I was able to visit.


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

That is an unusual and interesting setting for a story.

I'm glad you were able to get out for a short vacation. I'm so sorry that your country is having so many problems.

Dorothy Borders said...

It's good that you were able to get away for a bit. I hope the political troubles are resolved in a positive manner soon. And isn't it good that we have books to at least take us away from the world's troubles for a while?