The Falcon and the Sparrow

When Mademoiselle Dominique Dawson sets foot on the soil of her beloved homeland, England, she feels neither the happiness nor the excitement she expected upon her return to the place of her birth. Alone for the first time in her life, without family, without friends, without protection, she now faces a far more frightening prospect, for she has come to the country she loves as an enemy-a spy for Napoleon. Forced to betray England or never see her only brother alive again, Dominique has accepted a position as governess to the son of Admiral Chase Randal, a harsh man, still bitter over the loss of his wife. Will Dominique find the strength she needs through God to follow through with the plan to rescue her brother? Will Chase find comfort for his bitter heart in God’s arms and be able to love again? And what new deceptions will they both find in France when they arrive to carry out their plan?
My two cents worth:
This was a nice read. I loved the time period and anything set in England is a fav of mine. Marylu’s writing style was nice and the storyline had a wonderful mixture of suspense, romance, adventure, and discovery. Some instances seemed a bit too coincidental and the dramatic change in Mrs. Barton seemed sort of quick….but I simply LOVED Mr. Atherton. He’s was completely hilarious and had some of the best lines. I sincerely hope Marylu can find a sequel to tell his story, just for comic relief 🙂 Overall, a very nice read and highly satisfying in the end.

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