The Secret of the India Orchid by Nancy Campbell Allen

About:

Anthony Blake, the Earl of Wilshire, is in love with his best friend’s sister, Sophia Elliot. But his plans to court her are put on hold when he is forced to resume his role as an undercover spy for the Crown. A secret document listing the names of the entire network of British spies—including his own—has been stolen. To protect Sophia, Anthony cuts off all ties to her and exchanges his life as an honorable earl for the facade of a flirtatious playboy.

Heartbroken and confused, Sophia travels to India, hoping to find healing in one of the most exotic regions of the British Empire. But the exotic land isn’t as restful as she had hoped. Instead, she finds herself embroiled in a mystery of a missing sea captain, a possible murder, and a plot that could involve the prince of India. And when Anthony appears at the British Residency, asking questions and keeping his distance from her, she is stunned.

She still loves him, and, in her heart, she knows he loves her too. But how can she rebuild her relationship with him if he won’t confide in her? Does she dare offer her heart to him a second time, or will their love be lost under the India sun?

About the author:

Nancy Campbell Allen (N.C. Allen) is the author of twelve published novels, which span genres from contemporary romantic suspense to historical fiction. In 2005 , her work won the Utah Best of State award. She has presented at numerous writing conferences and events since her first book was released in 1999. Nancy received a BS in Elementary Education from Weber State University. She loves to read, write, travel and research, and enjoys spending time laughing with family and friends. She is married and the mother of three children.

In Tiffany’s opinion:

This is a clean easy read filled with romance, intrigue, and suspense. I enjoyed every minute of reading it. I enjoyed this well written story because the characters seemed real, particularly Sophia and Anthony. Anthony is actually acting as a spy looking for sensitive documents that were stolen. He didn’t want to leave Sophia, but his hand was forced by the government. She constantly reminded him of his last letter. “Friends” is not the relationship he wants with her but he isn’t able to express this with her. There are villains in the story, which make it exciting as well. The author does a good job of painting the setting about India for the reader, and it’s full of interesting tidbits. This book has a lot of twists and turns, and is a delight to read.

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