In England’s Regency era, manners and elegance reign in public life—but behind closed doors treason and deception thrive. Nicholas Langdon is no stranger to reserved civility or bloody barbarity. After suffering a battlefield injury, the wealthy, well-connected British officer returns home to heal—and to fulfill a dying soldier’s last wish by delivering his coded diary.
At the home of the Wilherns, one of England’s most powerful families, Langdon attends a lavish ball where he meets their beautiful and intelligent ward, Julia Grey. Determined to maintain propriety, he keeps his distance—until the diary is stolen and all clues lead to Julia’s guardian. As Langdon traces an evil plot that could be the nation’s undoing, he grows ever more intrigued by the lovely young woman. And when Julia realizes that England—and the man she is falling in love with—need her help, she finds herself caught in the fray. Will the two succumb to their attraction while fighting to save their country?
Set in the time of the Pride and Prejudice era, Julia Grey, the main female character of Melanie Dickerson’s book, must test her strength by choosing to be loyal to either the Wilherns, who took her in when she had no other to turn to, or the man she loves. When she is asked to spy on her uncle, she must make a decision that will change her life forever. Filled with suspense, dancing, romance, and secrets, A Spy’s Devotion takes you into a different side of the Regency Era.
The point of the story was intriguing, but there were two downfalls that left the story a little disappointing. First, there was far too much dancing. Throughout the story they danced in (what seemed like) every scene. The second downfall was the main character was a grown woman but let her cousin manipulate her into believing that she did not like Nicholas Langdon and even made her promise to try to convince Nicholas into liking her cousin.
The overall story had a good plot and if you like dancing, romance, and suspense you will most likely enjoy reading A Spy’s Devotion.