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A Beautiful Disguise
(The Impostors #1)
By Roseanna M. White
Historical Romance, Detective Mystery, Inspirational Fiction
Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook & eBook, 368 Pages
August 22, 2023 by Bethany House Publishers


In Edwardian London, not all that glitters is gold as a lady and an intelligence officer's secret mission take them from the city's dazzling ballrooms to its covert intelligence offices.

Sir Merritt Livingstone has spent a decade serving the monarch in the field, but when pneumonia lands him behind a desk in the War Office Intelligence Division just as they're creating a new secret intelligence branch, he's intent on showing his worth. He suspects an aristocrat of leaking information to Germany as tensions mount between the two countries, but he needs someone to help him prove it, so he turns to The Imposters, Ltd. No one knows who they are, but their results are beyond compare.

Left with an estate on the brink of bankruptcy after their father's death, Lady Marigold Fairfax and her brother open a private investigation firm for the elite to spy on the elite. Dubbed The Imposters, Ltd., their anonymous group soon becomes the go-to for the crème of society who want answers delivered surreptitiously. But the many secrets Marigold learns about her peers pale in comparison to her shock when she and her brother are hired to investigate her best friend's father as a potential traitor.

Lady Marigold is determined to discover the truth for her friend's sake, and she's more determined still to keep her heart from getting involved with this enigmatic new client . . . who can't possibly be as noble as he seems.

Praise for the Book

"White's well-woven plot is engaging from start to finish with delightful threads of mystery, romance, and inspiration." Carrie Turansky, award-winning author

A Beautiful Disguise has all of the hallmarks of this beloved author’s resplendent fiction: pitch-perfect historical research, a thrilling setting and perfectly paced plot and a love story that sparks as wonderfully as Lady Marigold’s effervescent intelligence and charm. A sheer and unputdownable delight by a true master.” —Rachel McMillan, author of The Mozart Code

“5 STARS - Espionage, intrigue, and secrets abound in this beautifully crafted historical fiction set in pre-WWI Edwardian England (1909). Roseanna M White’s gift of weaving intricate, engaging plots and creating charming, lovable characters shines so clearly in this book that kicks off her new series Imposters.”— Mindy Houng, Interviews & Reviews.com

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My Review

A BEAUTIFUL DISGUISE is a story about a man trying to appease his suspicions and the girl who he hires to help him find the truth. What ensues is an inspirational story set in Edwardian England full of espionage, mystery, acrobatics and romance. Highly recommended!

I think this might have one of the most interesting openings to a story I've read. It set up the Imposters as a group and the start of this series really well. It also gives an intriguing first impression of the heroine, Lady Marigold. I wanted to know so much more about her from that opening scene. She's a unique and complex character and I loved the depth she has. Sir Merritt leads the focal point of the mystery in this story when he's introduced. I like how he's a solid gentleman, smart and very capable. The mix of these two was quite enjoyable mixed with all the espionage and danger. The acrobatic and circus elements were very unique. I don't think I've ever found a group like this in any other book. I loved the setting and everything worked for me, something that can be pretty difficult to find. The romance was sweet and I loved how it slowly built. And, of course, there was a climatic ending with some suspense and danger.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This story was a superb mix of all the things I love. Full of intrigue, romance, great characters and light inspiration. A marvelously crafted story!

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through Austenprose PR, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award-winning author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. She pens her novels beneath her Betsy Ross flag, with her Jane Austen action figure watching over her. When not writing fiction, she's homeschooling her two children, editing and designing, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of numerous novels, ranging from biblical fiction to American-set romances to Edwardian British series. Roseanna lives with her family in West Virginia.

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