Review: Enticing the Spymaster – Julie Rowe
Afraid to make her presence known to those around her, Judith Goddard has been in hiding for quite some time. She’s a member of the Belgian royalty and the British military. The Germans are determined to wipe the royalty out completely by any means necessary. Thus, her silence is quite warranted. She has a mission to fulfill, and she intends to see things through.
An unexpected visit from the one man she’s always loved soon has her questioning her duty. Michael has always been the one thing she’s ever wanted. She’d have given him her love if he’d wanted it. Unfortunately, he’s shown her that she’s nothing more to him than an acquaintance. Deep inside, Judith has nursed her wounds, and has been determined in living her life the way she sees fit. His presence in her life once more, however, makes things difficult at best.
Immersing herself in the tasks at hand, Judith does her best to ignore the fact that she still feels something for Michael. She’s not exactly sure as to what he’s doing in the line of fire, but she’s grateful for the fact that she’s gotten to see him once more. He hasn’t changed much since the last time she set eyes on him. Try as she might, she finds it hard to deny that her attraction for him grows by the day.
With danger lurking in the corners, Judith comes to the realization that her duty and positions are far from safe. The Germans are intent on completing their mission, and she is at the forefront of their goals. If she’s to succeed in finding safety, she’ll need to place her trust in Michael’s hands once more. Part of her wishes that she can do as she pleases, while another part of her wants nothing more than to lie in Michael’s arms. Unfortunately, that’s a luxury she may have to do without.
A heart-wrenching story, Julie Rowe delivers a tale that will leave you rooting for Judith and Michael until the very end. A determined couple, they work together in trying to overcome their adversities. They’re caught deep within the throes of war, fighting to survive every step of the way.
I honestly enjoyed this story. I could picture every vivid moment, their triumphs, their pain, their losses – the feelings injected into every scene was palpable. This is a journey of love, lies, betrayal, and unexpected redemption. It’s truly a book I’ll be reading again some time soon.
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German-occupied Brussels, Belgium, April 1915
Judith Goddard is hiding in plain sight. A dual citizen with family ties to Belgian royalty and the British military, she works as a Red Cross nurse in a German hospital, learning what she can, ever fearful her true allegiance will be discovered.
British Expeditionary Force Captain Michael Lawrence is on a mission to rescue the daughter of his mentor. He doesn’t expect to find a strong beautiful woman in place of the naïve girl whose love he rejected years earlier.
Jude is shocked when Michael turns up in her hospital, wounded and in German uniform. Though he broke her heart, she agrees to flee Belgium with him—she has information about an imminent attack that she must deliver to the British War Office, before it’s too late.
Posing as a married couple, Jude and Michael journey to the border, in constant danger of discovery—and of giving in to their mutual passion…
About The Author:
Julie Rowe’s first career as a medical lab technologist in Canada took her to the North West Territories and northern Alberta, where she still resides. She loves to include medical details in her romance novels, but admits she’ll never be able to write about all her medical experiences because, “No one would believe them!”. In addition to writing contemporary and historical medical romance, and fun romantic suspense for Entangled Publishing and Carina Press, Julie has a short story in the Mammoth Book of Medical Romance.
Her book SAVING THE RIFLEMAN (WAR GIRLS) won the novella category of the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Her writing has also appeared in several magazines such as Today’s Parent, Reader’s Digest (Canada), and Canadian Living.
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