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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781420148107
  • ISBN: 1420148109
  • Physical Description: 376 pages ; 17 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Sequel to: Once a scoundrel.
Summary, etc.:
"British intelligence officer Simon Duval resigns his commission and returns to England. There he finds his cousin's widow, Suzanne Duval, the Comtesse de Chambron, working as a seamstress and living in reduced circumstances. While both believe they are beyond love and passion, their sympathetic bond leads Simon to propose a marriage of companionship, and Suzanne accepts. As she joins Simon in a search for his long missing foster brother, warmth and caring begin to heal both their scars - and a powerful passion sparks between them. When Napoleon escapes from Elba, Wellington personally asks Simon to use his formidable skills to help prevent another devastating war."--Publisher description.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #2
    What does a soldier do when the war is over? For Simon Duval, who had served as a spy for the British government, now that Napoleon has abdicated, it's time to return home to England. While in London, Simon manages to track down Suzanne Duval, his late cousin's wife, and is shocked to discover that she is now working as a seamstress. Proposing marriage to Suzanne as a means of helping her financially is out of the question due to Suzanne's past experiences with men. But what about a marriage of "friendship?" However, just as Simon and Suzanne are settling into their new lives together, their marriage of friendship is tested on several fronts as the couple becomes caught up in the turmoil surrounding Napoleon's escape from Elba, Simon's search for a long-lost relative, and their growing desire for one another. RITA Award-winning Putney is known for her sublime romances that are expertly steeped in history, and Once a Spy, the latest flawlessly plotted and finely crafted addition to her Rogues Redeemed series, is no exception. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Mary Jo Putney is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has written over sixty novels and novellas. A ten-time finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA, she has won the honor twice and is on the RWA Honor Roll for bestselling authors. In 2013 she was awarded the RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award.  Though most of her books have been historical romance, she has also published contemporary romances, historical fantasy, and young adult paranormal historicals. She lives in Maryland with her nearest and dearest, both two and four footed. Visit her at

Subject: Women dressmakers > Fiction.
Widows > Fiction.
Nobility > Fiction.
Intelligence officers > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 > Fiction.
England > Fiction.
France > Fiction.
Genre: Romance fiction.
Historical fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Spy fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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