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Friday, May 2, 2014

FATES FOR APATE BY SUE LONDON- BOOK REVIEW AND FEATURE + GIVEAWAY

 

Fates for Apate Synopsis:

She was sent to the Congress of Vienna with one simple mission. Observe and report on the Prussian delegation. What she hadn't expected was someone in the delegation observing her.
Georgiana
"George"
Lockhart grew up as a Haberdasher, one of the girls trained by Robert Bittlesworth to be both armed and dangerous. She has her first assignment through the Foreign Office and needs to distract and use a man she assumes is an opposing agent.

Casimir Rokiczana would do anything for his people. The Congress of Vienna seemed poised to tear his homeland apart and he is working frantically to find a voice with each of the Four Great Powers. In his experience men are often swayed by the opinions of their wives, but the English beauty he has chosen to woo to his cause seems to have more on her mind than a liaison.

 

Sue London Bio:

Doodlist, scribbler, thinker, planner, and all around fun chick.

 

What her fans are saying: "...a wit so sharp it should have a warning label..." ~ Dusk Pennington

 

Sue London began writing short stories about horses and teen sleuths when she was seven years old. After that she traveled to distant worlds, fought with swords and sorcerers, and played with a few undead things. As you might have expected, this means she went into accountancy. Well, maybe that was an odd plot twist, but that's the difference between real life and fiction - fiction has to make sense.

 

In her twenties she developed a deep affection for romance, especially enjoying the work of Nora Roberts, Mary Balogh and, most recently, Courtney Milan, Rose Gordon, Lauren Royal, Danelle Harmon, and Diane Farr. You can thank those authors for leading a sci-fi tomboy into writing historical romances set in the Regency period.


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Fates For Apate (The Haberdashers, #3)Fates For Apate by Sue London
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fates for Apate by Sue London is a 2014 Graythorn publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
BOOK BLURB:
She was sent to the Congress of Vienna with one simple mission. Observe and report on the Prussian delegation. What she hadn't expected was someone in the delegation observing her.

Georgiana "George" Lockhart grew up as a Haberdasher, one of the girls trained by Robert Bittlesworth to be both armed and dangerous. She has her first assignment through the Foreign Office and needs to distract and use a man she assumes is an opposing agent.

Casimir Rokiczana would do anything for his people. The Congress of Vienna seemed poised to tear his homeland apart and he is working frantically to find a voice with each of the Four Great Powers. In his experience men are often swayed by the opinions of their wives, but the English beauty he has chosen to woo to his cause seems to have more on her mind than a liaison.

This is the story of Georgiana "George" , the last of the Haberdasher trio. Reading the first few chapters had me a little confused on exactly where we were as to the order of events, since the last book left with Sabre about to marry and George showing up for the wedding a little worse for wear. All will be explained as the story takes us through the events that lead to George's rather dramatic return home.
The story takes us back to the beginning of George's adventure in Vienna when she is given her first assignment as a spy by Robert. She was so excited to finally get an assignment but soon found herself in a real tight spot when she falls in love with Casimir. The readers will find this part of the story simply dreamy. However, the return home for Sabre's wedding gives them both a hard lesson in reality. Now the truth will have to come out and once the confessions start they just keep on coming until all the air is cleared.
I really liked George and Casimir's story . At first he believed she was married, but can't stop himself from falling in love with her. The dialogue between the two was delightful and sharp, Casimir being the perfect person to counter balance George's sarcasm. I think I may have fallen a little bit in love with him myself. George and Casimir will both find peace when they are able to finally release the secrets of their past and move forward without those dark clouds handing over them.
The trio of Haberdashers are finally in the same place at the same time and all three are married. Each had a rocky start to happiness and there are more issues to deal with in the future as we will hopefully get a story about Sabre's brother, Robert. The author wrapped up the trilogy on a high note . This one is 4 stars.

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