Thursday, August 13, 2020

Book Review - The Gentleman Spy by Erica Vetsch + Giveaway

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Marcus never expected to be the Duke of Haverly as he was the second-born son. When his father and older brother suddenly passed away from a carriage accident, he becomes the Duke with responsibilities he never wanted. Marcus goes against his mother's wishes and impulsively marries a bookish wallflower.  He thought since she was independent that he would be able to compartmentalize to his relationship with her and his duties as a secret agent for the Crown.

However, Charlotte is determined to become Marcus's wife and duchess. She wants to use her position to help women who were forced into prostitution due to circumstances out of their control. Her desire to pursue the charity is frown upon by society and by Marcus who wants her to remain in the background.

This was the second book in the novel and could be read as a standalone. The book was a quick and engaging read. I did enjoy reading more about the mysterious Marcus character. He has grown from his debut in the first book. I feel like he was more playful in the first book, while this book he is coming into his own as the Duke and learning his new role. I am excited to read the next book in the series and curious to know who would be the main character.

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About the book

He only wanted a duchess for a day--but she's determined to make it a marriage for life

When his father and older brother suddenly pass away, the new Duke of Haverly is saddled with a title he never expected to bear. To thwart the plans of his scheming family, the duke impulsively marries a wallflower. After all, she's meek and mild; it should be easy to sequester her in the country and get on with his life--as a secret agent for the Crown.

But his bride has other ideas. She's determined to take her place not only as his duchess but as his wife. As a duchess, she can use her position to help the lowest of society--the women forced into prostitution because they have no skills or hope. Her endeavors are not met favorably in society, nor by her husband who wishes she'd remain in the background as he ordered.

Can the duke succeed in relegating her to the sidelines of his life? When his secrets are threatened with exposure, will his new wife be an asset or a liability?
About the author
Erica Vetsch is a New York Times best-selling and ACFW Carol Award–winning author. She is a transplanted Kansan now living in Minnesota with her husband, who she claims is both her total opposite and soul mate.

Vetsch loves Jesus, history, romance, and sports. When she’s not writing fiction, she’s planning her next trip to a history museum and cheering on her Kansas Jayhawks and New Zealand All Blacks.

A self-described history geek, she has been planning her first research trip to England.

Learn more about Erica Vetsch and her books at She can also be found on Facebook (@EricaVetschAuthor)Instagram (@EricaVetsch) and Pinterest (Erica Vetsch).

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reading and reviewing The Gentleman Spy! I really appreciate it!