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  • Published: 24 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9781420148107
  • Imprint: Kensington
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $12.99

Once a Spy


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Love and survival in the shadow of Waterloo . . .


Wearied by his years as a British intelligence officer, Simon Duval resigns his commission after Napoleon’s abdication. Hoping to find new meaning in his life, he returns to England, where he discovers his cousin’s widow, Suzanne Duval, the Comtesse de Chambron. Working as a seamstress, living in reduced circumstances, Suzanne has had a life as complicated as Simon’s. While both believe they are beyond love, their sympathetic bond leads him to propose a marriage of companionship, and Suzanne accepts.

She didn't want or expect a true marriage, but as Suzanne joins Simon in a search for his long missing foster brother, warmth and caring begin to heal both their scars—and a powerful passion sparks between them. Then news from France threatens to disrupt their happiness. Napoleon has escaped from Elba and Wellington personally asks Simon to help prevent another devastating war. Only this time, Simon does not go into danger alone. He and Suzanne will face deadly peril together, and pray that love will carry them through . . .

Praise for the Rogues Redeemed series

“Deftly balances fascinating historical detail, adventure, and menace with a passionate romance.”
—Library Journal

“Though suspense and adventure drive this story forward, the love at its center sets it apart.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Impeccably written.”
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  • Pub date: 24 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9781420148107
  • Imprint: Kensington
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $12.99

About the Author

Mary Jo Putney

Mary Jo Putney is a graduate of Syracuse University with degrees in eighteenth-century literature and industrial design. She lives in Baltimore with her nearest and dearest, both two- and four-footed, and can't believe how lucky she is to be a full-time writer.

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