Luke Delacroix has the reputation of a charming man-about-town in Gilded Age Washington, DC. In reality, he is secretly carrying out an ambitious agenda in Congress. His current mission is to thwart the reelection of Congressman Clyde Magruder, his only real enemy in the world.
But trouble begins when Luke meets Marianne Magruder, the congressman’s only daughter, whose job as a government photographer gives her unprecedented access to sites throughout the city. Luke is captivated by Marianne’s quick wit and alluring charm, leading them both into a dangerous gamble to reconcile their feelings for each other with Luke’s driving passion for vital reforms in Congress.
Can their newfound love survive a political firestorm, or will three generations of family rivalry drive them apart forever?
First off, if you love to learn history and the science of development of society, pick up an Elizabeth Camden book. You will never simply just be entertained, you will also learn so much. I love history and read a lot of books, but I learned so many new facts and info that I had never known before when I picked up this novel.
Want to learn something new, but not really a fan of history books? I had not ever read about “The Poison Squad”, but in “Prince of Spies” by Elizabeth Camden, I was enthralled and horrified that this experiment was even needed, but so inspired by the brave souls that worked for food safety. Of course, the hero and heroine made it all the better. I wasn’t sure from the other books, if I could fall in love with them both as much as I did, but this author never disappoints. It is not so much a focus of a love story, but it is there for sure. I would say that the unhealthy family dynamics and mention of a parent’s infidelity may be something you would discuss before giving this book to a younger teenage reader, but otherwise, this series would be perfect for high school history studies.
I highly recommend the whole series.
I obtained this book from the publisher. The opinions contained herein are my own.
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It is available in eBook, audio, hardcover and softcover. Also, Baker Books has it much cheaper as a pre-order with free shipping as well. (They have a bunch of them available). Baker Book House
Don’t miss this one!