Book Review, Historical

Book Review – The Prince of Spies

The Prince of Spies

by Elizabeth Camden

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?

My Thoughts

Finally, finally! Luke’s story is amazing!
I’ve been putting off reading this story for what seems like awhile.
It’s one of those that I knew I’d have to read. But if I went ahead and read it, then my time would be over with these characters. Bittersweet. (yes, this is definitely one of those series that you WILL want to read in order…the first book is about Gray, the next one about Caroline, and now finally, Luke)
I just loved the story! I will admit, it is a bit cliche….two families that are at bitter odds with each other, what are the chances that two people fall in love…can we just say Romeo and Juliet?
In spite of that, this is such a fun story. I loved seeing how this might come about, and wondering what might need to happen to make their love story work.
Luke was always the bad boy of the Delacroix. But he’s a changed man. And he is bent on changing a few things in the Washington area. Not the least of which is Clyde Magruder’s underhanded food packaging practices. And how unfortunate that the lovely Marianne….is Clyde’s daughter.
Even though these two were forbidden to see each other, somehow they just can’t help themselves.
Elizabeth Camden has once again done such a fantastic job at bringing those early days in Washington to light. Lots of amazing details, beautiful setting, and much more.
The Prince of Spies is a truly delightful ending to a beautiful series.
I can’t wait to see what Ms. Camden comes up with next!
Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

1 thought on “Book Review – The Prince of Spies”

  1. I understand about not wanting the story to end. More than once when I love a story I think I can’t wait to get to the end and see what happens. But, then it’s over…

    Great review!!

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