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A Dangerous Engagement by Melanie Dickerson

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A Dangerous Engagement by Melanie DickersonJust as merchant’s daughter Felicity Mayson is spurned once again because of her meager dowry, she receives an unexpected invitation to Lady Blackstone’s country home. Being introduced to the wealthy Oliver Ratley is an admitted delight, as is his rather heedless yet inviting proposal of marriage. Only when another of Lady Blackstone’s handsome guests catches Felicity’s attention does she realize that nothing is what it seems at Doverton Hall.

Government agent Philip McDowell is infiltrating a group of cutthroat revolutionaries led by none other than Lady Blackstone and Ratley. Their devious plot is to overthrow the monarchy, and their unwitting pawn is Felicity. Now Philip needs Felicity’s help in discovering the rebels’ secrets—by asking her to maintain cover as Ratley’s innocent bride-to-be.

Philip is duty bound. Felicity is game. Together they’re risking their lives—and gambling their hearts—to undo a traitorous conspiracy before their dangerous masquerade is exposed.

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My Thoughts

Our favorite regency ladies have been weighing the cost of waiting for love against the benefits of marrying for financial security since Lizzy and Jane. Unfortunately, not all gentlemen are Darcys and Bingleys, reader friends!

Felicity Mason is just about the sweetest girl-next-door y’all can imagine. She’s also a tad bit naive, bless her heart. Felicity does manage to keep her wits about her when she stumbles upon the sinister intentions of her aunt and the house party guests. All in all, she turns out to be an endearing and courageous heroine.

Phillip McDowell is our resident undercover spy but he’s no James Bond. He’s a natural at keeping his cool, highly trained, and completely devoted to his monarch and country. Phillip cannot change his plans to bring the rebels down but Felicity certainly changes his heart. These two are a great team and their youthful mutual attraction warmed my heart.

If you love cheering for the underdog, there are plenty of innocent and mousy characters to go around! Dickerson draws readers into the suspenseful plot and softens the edges with a sweet romance. This is an excellent conclusion to a wonderful series!

I borrowed this title through the Kindle Unlimited program.
The opinions expressed are my own.


About the Author

Melanie Dickerson is a two-time Christy Award finalist, two-time Maggie Award winner, Carol Award winner, two-time winner of the Christian Retailing’s Best award, and her book, The Healer’s Apprentice, won the National Readers Choice Award for Best First Book. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA).

Melanie earned a bachelors degree in special education of the hearing impaired from The University of Alabama and has worked as a teacher in Georgia, Tennessee, and Ukraine.

She lives with her husband and two children in Huntsville, Alabama.

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The Regency Spies of London series

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