**Originally published in Mistletoe Kisses Boxed Set.
This is a series that will be ongoing through each book. The Spinster’s Christmas is also part of the series, so there are two prequels before Archer, which will be volume one.
There are many characters in this book. The Rampart’s, a secret group of spies for the government, is after a jewel thief. He’s been stealing jewels during balls and parties that he has somehow been invited to. Mr. Solomon “Sol” Drydale is put on the case.
In this story, one part of the case is solved, but the mystery of who is behind it is continued into the next book. Page-turning adventure. Maybe a touch of romance, but nothing obvious.
|Book 1: Archer|
Phoebe Sauber’s life is changing...and not in a good way. Not only has her father dropped the bomb that he’s remarrying, but he also seems ready to cut her out of his life completely. Good thing she has Aunt Laura to take her in. For now, anyway, in this time period as a woman, Phoebe is pretty much her father’s property.
Thorne Rosmont has been recruited to help find Septimus Ackett. A missing agent and a good friend to Michael. He was used to working solo, but soon found himself surrounded by others. In the end, he was thankful for the team around him.
Phoebe has found something she wants to do in her life, besides being her father's property to do with as he pleases. She wants to be an agent like Solomon Drydale and some of the other agents she recently met. She gets a taste of it as they go to rescue Sep, along with her friend Keriah, Aunt Laura's coachman, Mr. Havner, the twins...Calvin and Clara.
They are all facing an enemy like none has faced before. Not even those who have fought in the war. No, Jack Dix is an evil, demented man who is making monsters. Taking men and giving them the Root, which makes them stronger in so many ways.
An incredible series that is continued from one volume to the next.
Michael Coulton-Jones has woken up after being sedated. He may no longer be acting as a Berserker, but being forced to take the Root has left other complications. Possibly life-threatening ones. Phoebe Sauber, Laura Wynwood, Keriah, Lady Aymer, Sol Drydale, Thorne, and Sep are all doing all they can to stop Apothecary Jack and his Root.
Complications, besides Michael’s issues, are making the search harder. French spies, deadly plants, and more keep sidetracking them. It’s a dangerous mission, especially when you include civilians instead of the trained agents. Although, Michael is impressed at how well Miss Sauber (Phoebe) can disguise herself. And the regrets he has in life. And Thorne is finding he had much rage inside that’s been locked up for too long.
I love this series, each book has some closure, but the volumes each continue the story. So be warned that they do end on cliffhangers at times…but they are intriguing reads. They do get violent at times, so be warned. It’s all a part of the background of what’s going on around them.
Edward Villa has a way with exotic plants and flowers at his greenhouses and is helping her with her special basil plants that she will be launching a cream to help with scars.
Edward was thinking of Rachel in more then friend terms when she suddenly dug into her work harder, it triggered his negative feelings towards his workaholic dad and he backed away. But now Rachel was in danger and it seemed someone was out to perhaps kill her and Edwards planned on protecting her with his life.
Rachel has done all the work and research on this cream and yet someone just wants to steal it away and get the credit. They need her files first and then need Rachel dead to complete their plans.
It seems danger finds these two on every turn until they have nowhere to turn but to God, which they should have been doing the entire time.
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Book 2: A Dangerous Stage