About the Book
Book: Lady Wynwood’s Spies 1: Archer
Author: Camille Elliot
Genre: Christian Historical Romantic Suspense
Release date: December 8, 2020
A Christian Regency Romantic Adventure serial novel with a supernatural twist
Lady Wynwood’s Spies volume 1
She met him again by shooting him.
Part one in a Christian Regency Romantic Adventure epic serial novel with a supernatural twist. After four seasons and unmarried because she is taller than most of her dance partners, Miss Phoebe Sauber receives the shocking news that she is being callously banished from her father’s estate because he is remarrying. Feeling betrayed by her father and by God, and wanting to escape her family’s presence, she attends an archery tournament with her friends.
But her perfect aim fails her, and her arrow hits a piece of paper held by Mr. Michael Coulton-Jones, whom she hasn’t seen much in society in several years. But strangely, her arrow tears a section of the paper with a partial symbol that looks eerily familiar to her.
He met her again while searching for a killer.
Michael had quit his work as a spy for the Foreign Office when his brother was poisoned. His search for the murderer leads him to Apothecary Jack, a criminal underworld leader with a penchant for poisons, who is gathering a powerful army through an alchemical potion that can give men supernatural strength.
But his path unexpectedly crosses again with Miss Sauber, who saves him from a trap laid by Jack. She and her Aunt Laura, Lady Wynwood, have found a vital connection to Apothecary Jack and the mysterious group he works for.
Now Michael, who had vowed to never again allow civilians to come to harm, must work with a nobleman keeping dangerous secrets, a human lie detector, a chemist, a fellow former spy, and the one woman he’s never allowed himself to get close to.
And it is only this ragtag group that stands against a traitorous organization that could enable Napoleon to conquer the world.
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About the Author
Camy writes Christian contemporary romance and romantic suspense as Camy Tang and Regency romance as USA Today bestselling author Camille Elliot. She lives in San Jose, California, with her engineer husband and rambunctious dog. She was a staff worker for her church youth group for over 20 years and she currently plays on one of the Sunday worship teams. Visit her websites at http://www.camytang.com/ and http://www.camilleelliot.com/ to read free short stories and subscribe to her quarterly newsletter.
Lady Wynwood’s Spies, Volume 1: Archer
by Camille Elliot
Romantic Suspense Serial Novel
Having read everything by Camille Elliot (aka Camy Tang), I was excited to get a chance to read this fast-paced romantic suspense with some supernatural elements. It ended on a cliffhanger with some unanswered questions, and I need the next book now.
Miss Phoebe Sauber has never been able to get Mr. Michael Coulton-Jones out of her mind after dancing with him a few years ago until seeing him again after accidentally shooting at his document with an arrow during an archery contest where her opponent cheated. She is surprised at his appearance (or disguise) but easily recognizes him. Phoebe had been distracted by her opponent and her emotions were all over the place because of her father’s announcements that he was getting remarried and she was being sent to Bath to care for her aunt. Phoebe picks up a part of the torn document that has a mysterious symbol that looks very familiar to her. Phoebe’s struggling relationship with her father drives her to seek out her favorite Aunt Laura, Lady Wynwood. Away from her father’s criticisms and disappointments, Phoebe is able to flourish under her aunt’s influence, and she finds a confidence to track down Michael and figure out that he was searching for clues to find his brother’s killer. With the help of some friends, Phoebe and Michael embark on an adventure to discover the truth and find a way to stop the ones making and distributing a new drug that seems to give superhuman strength and hearing.
As someone who loves reading about supernatural creatures, I was pleasantly surprised that a regency novel included some supernatural elements. I always love when the author throws in some botany into her scripts, which lends some credibility to her plot. Her characters are quirky and fun with heart and passion and spunk. I was impressed with how descriptive the story was while still being full of action and intrigue.
Highly recommend if you enjoy reading romantic suspense during the Regency period with some supernatural aspects thrown in. It’s a clean read you won’t want to miss.
My thanks to the author and CelebrateLit for providing me with an ARC of the book. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own. No positive review was expected and no compensation received.
More from Camy
I love Regency romances! I started reading them when I was 13 years old and haven’t stopped since.
There’s something about the Regency time period and culture that’s glamorous and decadent and the epitome of elegance. The resplendent dresses! The brooding, romantic Lord Byron and the distinguished Beau Brummell! Dashing naval captains and army lieutenants, glittering ballrooms and winsome debutantes!
The flip side of my personality loves romantic suspense and action adventure. I love seeing strong women face danger with courage and smarts, and strong men willing to do anything to protect their loved ones and fight for justice.
So, basically, the Lady Wynwood’s Spies series grew out of my desire to see Mission: Impossible in the Regency era!
My Regency “IMF” team is brought together when my spinster heroine, a botanist and a skilled archer, discovers that her late uncle had ties to a mysterious group. She goes to her aunt’s best friend, a gentleman who has secretly been a spy for decades, and he forms his team of ex-agents and uniquely gifted civilians to battle this group of alchemists who want to ensure that Napoleon wins the war with England. (Cue the Mission: Impossible theme music!)
I’ve also structured the series a little differently. It’s a very long serial novel, similar to a Japanese manga or light novel series, with 12 volumes that each have a completed story arc, but the main plot isn’t resolved until the end.
I hope you’ll join me on this epic Regency romantic adventure!
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