When she meets William Braxton for the first time, all is not as it seems. Portraying her twin, Mercedes knows this is the only way to get close enough to William to discover his secrets. What she finds along the way are little surprises she hadn’t counted on, especially when she begins to give her heart to a man who may be a spy against the crown.
Author Marie Higgins
Since Marie Higgins was a little girl playing Barbies with her sister, Stacey, she has loved the adventure of making up romantic stories. Marie was only eighteen years old when she wrote her first skit, which won an award for Funniest Skit. A little later in life, after she’d married and had children, Marie wrote Church roadshows that were judged as Funniest and Best Written. From there, she branched out to write full-length novels based on her dreams. (Yes, she says, her dreams really are that silly)
Marie has been married for twenty-six years to a wonderful man. Together, they have three loving daughters and several beautiful grandchildren. Marie works full time for the state of Utah, where she has lived her entire life. Marie plans to keep writing, because the characters in her head won’t shut up. But her husband smiles and pretends this is normal.
Mercedes's sister is ill. As Mercedes talks to her, she discovers that her sister's husband, William Braxton, has been incredibly unkind. Unfortunately her sister dies, leaving Mercedes to heed her sister's dying wish that she uncover evidence that William is a traitor to the crown. Mercedes soon inserts herself into her sister's life, but William is nothing like the monster her sister portrayed. Things will be turned upside down as Mercedes tries to unravel the truth about her sister's life.
This was a fun tale! I loved the intrigue. There were lots of twists and turns, and you never quite knew who you could trust and what was the truth. Mercedes is a fighter for sure. I love the aspect of her inserting herself into her sister's life. This allows you to get to know all the characters from unique perspectives. I also liked that William had to prove himself to you as a reader. You, like Mercedes, are biased against him from the start. I won't give too much away, but I'm sure you can imagine everything is not as it seems.
This was a great book that was also a super fast read. It manages to pull you in very quickly. I had some things figured out rather easily, but other things genuinely surprised me. If you like intrigue and romance, this is a good book for you.
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