"Her best work to date"
In 1552, Antoine de Noailles, the French ambassador to
England, believes the boy king Edward VI is dying. Mary is
the successor, but Antoine feels that the grand Master of
the Realm Northumberland has other plans to replace
Edward. Antoine assigns master spy Owen D'Arcy to learn
what is going on by beguiling Lady Pen Bryanston, who
attends the Princess and has a stepbrother who is a
confident of Northumberland's closest ally Lord Suffolk.
Owen turns up the charm, but though Pen finds the
mysterious Frenchman very attractive, she spurns his
seduction attempts. However, she realizes that his skills
can help her on her quest to find her baby allegedly
stillborn, but she swears she heard his cries. Owen
agrees, but barters a deal in which Pen must spy for him.
Neither one anticipated love to complicate their deal.
Jane Feather is no lightweight when it comes to writing
exciting historical romances and her latest thriller, TO
KISS A SPY, will entice the audience to find other novels
by this fabulous author. The story line is loaded with
action, especially spy and counter spy espionage in the
King's court. Pen is an intrepid person who keeps her own
confidence as she seeks the truth about her infant while
Owen is wonderful hero struggling between loyalty to his
country against fidelity to his beloved. Though the plot
has been used in many novels and movies, Ms. Feather deftly
enlivens the goings on so that sub-genre fans have an
entertaining reading experience.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 24, 2002