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At dark of the moon by Alice Chetwynd Ley
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At dark of the moon

by Alice Chetwynd Ley

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Miss Emma Harcourt has been unjustly turned off from her position as a governess. She meets an actress, who kindly offers to allow Emma to take her place in a small acting job for a gentleman. When Emma realizes she is to pretend to be Rupert Wynford's wife, she is hesitant but agrees. What has she gotten herself into?

This was an absolutely delightful story! Emma is a lovely heroine to take the lead. Her hesitations and how she allows herself to get involved is realistic. Her interactions with Rupert and the other characters she meets were enjoyable.

The plot moves at a good pace, until about the last quarter. Then, in my opinion, things are wrapped up a little too quickly. Besides that and several typos (which I assume must have happened when this was converted to a digital version, I had no complaints with how the story was written.

For readers looking for a historical fiction read with romance and adventure, this is an excellent pick! I received a copy from NetGalley and am reviewing it voluntarily. ( )
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It had changed her life overnight. From her drab, unpromising post as governess, lovely Emma Harcourt was catapulted into a daring scheme of espionage. Suddenly she was an actress posing as the wife of Rupert Wynford, a perfect stranger. As Napoleon prepared to invade the Dorset Coast, Emma took her place among society's elite where she was to match wits with the most dangerous men of her time. Fate had chosen her to play a part in England's destiny and to gamble recklessly with her only chance for happiness and love.
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