Thursday, March 7, 2013

Moonlight Masquerade



Lady Celine Wexham seems the model British subject. French by birth but enjoying life in 1813 as a widowed English countess, she is in the unique position of being able to help those in need--or to spy for the notorious Napoleon Bonaparte. When Rees Phillips of the British Foreign Office is sent to pose as the countess's butler and discover where her true loyalties lie, he is confident he will uncover the truth. But the longer he is in her fashionable townhouse in London's West End, the more his staunch loyalty to the Crown begins to waver as he falls under Lady Wexham's spell. Will he find the proof he needs? And if she is a spy after all, will he do the right thing?

Ruth Axtell deftly creates a world where black and white burst into a confusion of colors and no one is who they seem. Readers will be hooked from the very first scene to the final page.

My Review:

Regency meets political intrigue. Loved this fresh twist on a Regency romance.  Moonlight Masquerade has all the historical detail that I love to read but it is the dash of suspense that ups the ante and turned me into a devouring reader.

Axtell's characters have depth and a history that clearly defines them in their present circumstances. Rees is a dashing hero -- a Godly man filled with loyalty for his country but conflicted by an impossible love. Celine is a paradox that Axtell deftly reveals to her readers one piece at a time. And, oh la la, you won't want to miss the toe-curling clandestine kiss that catapults their story into a whole new direction.

A thrilling read not to be missed.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Moonlight Masquerade, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday March 10 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".


  1. Oooh! I love the cover and have been wanting to read this since I first saw it several months ago. I always enjoy Ruth's stories, so please enter me in the drawing. cdeesbooks at gmail dot com

  2. Sounds like a great read! I love a little political intrigue! I'd love to win a copy, thanks for the chance!


  3. The cover is eye-catching, isn't it, Clari? And can you believe that I've never read any other Ruth Axtell books?! Good luck!

    I thoroughly enjoyed the supsense elements in this novel, Liz. I think you'll love it too. Good luck!

  4. I've been seeing this everywhere it seems it's been on my want to read list for awhile now! Thanks for the chance to win!


  5. It's definitely worth being on that list, Abbi. Good luck!

  6. The cover people make this a definite pick it up and check it out book!

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  7. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel ;)

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  8. I have loved this cover from the moment I first saw it. And, sounds like a good story to go with it. Please enter my name in the drawing. Thanks for the review Kav. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  9. Would love a chance to win this one. Thanks!

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  11. Moonlight Masquerade sounds like a good book with great characters. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.
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  12. This one is definitely on my wishlist. Would love to read it. Please enter me.

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  13. I've read and enjoyed several of Ruth's books.
    This one does have a great cover doesn't it?


  14. Good luck Michelle and Patty.

  15. Would love a chance to win this one ... count me in.


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  17. I believe I need to add this to my reading material!

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  18. This looks like a fun one!


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  19. I LOVE this cover. It is absolutely gorgeous.
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  20. I would love to win the book, "Moonlight Masquerade".
    It would be a wonderful addition to our church library collection.
    Janet E.

  21. I love a good spy story, perhaps because that is so opposite of the way I live. I really like the cover of Moonlight Masquerade as well. I'd enjoy winning a copy. Thanks for the chance.


  22. Beautiful cover, thank you for the chance to win this book.


  23. LOL -- I know, Pam. I don't know what I would do if I found myself in the middle of a suspense. Probably cower under my bed! But it sure is fun reading them. Good luck!

    You too, Wendy. And the cover is very appealing, isn't it?

  24. Moonlight Masquerade sounds wonderful, I love Regency and suspense.
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  25. They make a great combo in this one, Merry. Good luck.

  26. I would love to win this book! Thanks for the giveaway!


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