About the Book
Book: Lady Wynwood’s Spies 1: Archer
Author: Camille Elliot
Genre: Christian Historical Romantic Suspense
Release date: December 8, 2020
A Christian Regency Romantic Adventure serial novel with a supernatural twist
Lady Wynwood’s Spies volume 1
She met him again by shooting him.
Part one in a Christian Regency Romantic Adventure epic serial novel with a supernatural twist. After four seasons and unmarried because she is taller than most of her dance partners, Miss Phoebe Sauber receives the shocking news that she is being callously banished from her father’s estate because he is remarrying. Feeling betrayed by her father and by God, and wanting to escape her family’s presence, she attends an archery tournament with her friends.
But her perfect aim fails her, and her arrow hits a piece of paper held by Mr. Michael Coulton-Jones, whom she hasn’t seen much in society in several years. But strangely, her arrow tears a section of the paper with a partial symbol that looks eerily familiar to her.
He met her again while searching for a killer.
Michael had quit his work as a spy for the Foreign Office when his brother was poisoned. His search for the murderer leads him to Apothecary Jack, a criminal underworld leader with a penchant for poisons, who is gathering a powerful army through an alchemical potion that can give men supernatural strength.
But his path unexpectedly crosses again with Miss Sauber, who saves him from a trap laid by Jack. She and her Aunt Laura, Lady Wynwood, have found a vital connection to Apothecary Jack and the mysterious group he works for.
Now Michael, who had vowed to never again allow civilians to come to harm, must work with a nobleman keeping dangerous secrets, a human lie detector, a chemist, a fellow former spy, and the one woman he’s never allowed himself to get close to.
And it is only this ragtag group that stands against a traitorous organization that could enable Napoleon to conquer the world.
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Archer was a complex and unique story that had me from the very first when the author said this was like a regency with a Mission Impossible vibe. The regency seemed very spot on and I really enjoyed the out of the box Laura Wynwood and our archer Phoebe Sauber.
Lady Wynwood is her own woman and as I began reading the story I knew she had an interesting background. Especially since she sincerely liked throwing knives at the portrait of her late husband, who seems to not have been a very nice man. She is also "friends" with an interesting character by the name of Sol, who is a gentleman and a spy as he works for the home office.
Phoebe, our archer, is a young woman who has been scorned by her father now that he is to marry again. That part of her story had more of a Cinderella feel to it. Phoebe is devastated, not so much because she lost her father's love, she just always tried to earn the love he did not have for her. Her emotions and feelings were will written, she tried very hard to not show how her father's treatment of her affected her, but she is a woman.
Enter Mr. Michael Coulton-Jones who is the one man that has caught Phoebe's eyes. He is working undercover to locate a very unsavory villain who is using alchemy to make a super army. Very intriguing and unique storyline.
There is a lot to uncover in this story from spies, tangled relationships, a romance, secret symbols, alchemy and witty banter. This is a story that is unlike any I have read before including it being a serial. All stories really must be read to get a complete picture. I am eagerly looking forward to Berserker, book two. The name gives me all kinds of chills. I did go looking for any earlier books, and there were a couple that tie in. I just felt at the beginning I was missing some information, but those stories do not seem to have to be read to enjoy this serial.
I received a copy of this novel from the author. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
About the Author
More from Camy
I love Regency romances! I started reading them when I was 13 years old and haven’t stopped since.
There’s something about the Regency time period and culture that’s glamorous and decadent and the epitome of elegance. The resplendent dresses! The brooding, romantic Lord Byron and the distinguished Beau Brummell! Dashing naval captains and army lieutenants, glittering ballrooms and winsome debutantes!
The flip side of my personality loves romantic suspense and action adventure. I love seeing strong women face danger with courage and smarts, and strong men willing to do anything to protect their loved ones and fight for justice.
So, basically, the Lady Wynwood’s Spies series grew out of my desire to see Mission: Impossible in the Regency era!
My Regency “IMF” team is brought together when my spinster heroine, a botanist and a skilled archer, discovers that her late uncle had ties to a mysterious group. She goes to her aunt’s best friend, a gentleman who has secretly been a spy for decades, and he forms his team of ex-agents and uniquely gifted civilians to battle this group of alchemists who want to ensure that Napoleon wins the war with England. (Cue the Mission: Impossible theme music!)
I’ve also structured the series a little differently. It’s a very long serial novel, similar to a Japanese manga or light novel series, with 12 volumes that each have a completed story arc, but the main plot isn’t resolved until the end.
I hope you’ll join me on this epic Regency romantic adventure!
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