The Lady and the Spy
With each encounter her heartbeat quickened. With each encounter his need for her grew stronger.
It will take Nikolai’s skill as a spy and Lady Patrice’s expertise at solving puzzles to play through and win the game, a happily ever after.
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She hurried on and stopped to bend down for a closer look. Her stomach squeezed. Blood stains spattered the prints. She looked up toward the lodge.
Henry? The wild boar? She stood and checked the sky in the direction of the lodge. No smoke. Was the boy too badly hurt to start a fire?
She took off at a run. Her only thought was Henry.
Her muffled footfalls pounded and crunched on the forest ground as she ran. Afraid of what she’d find when she reached the lodge, she hurried. She pushed dangling branches out of her way as she broke past them, sending a cascade of snow in her wake.
There was only one set of footprints, but the blood stains were getting bigger as she raced along.
Had the boy made it to the lodge? Would she find him buried in the snow?
The gusts of wind picked up as she came to the clearing. The snow was coming down heavily now, making it nearly impossible to see more than a few feet in front of her. She could deal with that, but it covered the prints and blood. If Henry moved off the path, she might not find him in time.
Exhausted, her legs and back aching, she stopped and clung onto a tree as she caught her breath. She didn’t usually go to the lodge from this direction but was close.
Moving on, she kept watch through the snow drenched branches and finally made out the faint outline of the lodge ahead. Relieved, she hurried to the building. She wiped the ice from her eyelashes and climbed the steps onto the porch.
Blood stained the lodge door. Without stopping, she hurried inside, ready to help the boy, but she stopped with legs-shaking, heart-straining, chest-tightening, fear.
An unconscious person lay face-down on her sofa.
It wasn’t Henry.
Coming May 2022 – The Lady and Her Duke
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I like the excerpt and cover.
Thank yo for hosting Nadene. I am having fun trying to solve the puzzle.
You are welcome and good luck.
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Thanks so much for hosting me today. Have a great week!
You are welcome and the same to you.
Congratulations on your release of The Lady and the Spy, Ruth, I enjoyed the excerpt and your book sounds like an excellent read for me and I like the cover! Good luck with your book and the tour! Thanks for sharing it with me and have an awesome week!
I’ve been enjoying some Regency era romance/mystery books lately. This sounds good, and I enjoyed the excerpt.
Yes, the excerpt has me wanting to pick up the book.
After doing the buddy read with you for her other series, Nadene, I’m excited to see this new series.
So am I, Sophia.
This looks like something that I would really like. Thanks for sharing!
What a great post here. I have been seeing this book around today around the blogosphere so I am intrigued and I have been wanting to pick up this author here. I love the color tones of the cover and I am intrigued by the “russian spy” aspect.
Thanks for highlighting this one!!
I read one book written by the author and enjoyed it. So I am keen to pick this one up.
Not really my kind o read but I’m sure lots will love it. Great giveaway. Thanks for sharing.
I understand. Not everyone likes regency romance.
I enjoyed the excerpt. Love the cover too.