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The Gentleman Spy by Erica Vetsch: Book Review and a Giveaway

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)


Book Review:

An excellent Regency novel. I loved the characters, their flaws, and their ability to make the best of a messy situation.

As the Duke of Haverly, Marcus has many obligations and wears many disguises. His need to compartmentalize each persona and keep them from bleeding into each other lent mystery and intrigue to the storyline, because you know, life is never as neat and tidy as we’d like.

Charlotte has never been allowed to blossom into the woman she was meant to be. Under strict parentship, she’s nearly at the point of withering away. But God has plans for her, and Charlotte is more than up to the task of taking on societal expectations. I thoroughly enjoyed watching her step into her true character.

The Gentleman Spy grabbed my attention more than once as Charlotte and Marcus learn valuable lessons about love, life, and God. Many times, I would have to stop reading and ruminate over a particular phrase that had meaning for my own life.

Highly recommend. I would suggest you read the series in order however, as it helps build the relationships between secondary characters.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.


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