Once a Spy

Love and survival in the shadow of Waterloo . . .
 
Wearied by his years as a British intelligence officer, Simon Duval resigns his commission after Napoleon’s abdication. Hoping to find new meaning in his life, he returns to England, where he discovers his cousin’s widow, Suzanne Duval, the Comtesse de Chambron. Working as a seamstress, living in reduced circumstances, Suzanne has had a life as complicated as Simon’s. While both believe they are beyond love, their sympathetic bond leads him to propose a marriage of companionship, and Suzanne accepts.

She didn’t want or expect a true marriage, but as Suzanne 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. Then news from France threatens to disrupt their happiness. Napoleon has escaped from Elba and Wellington personally asks Simon to help prevent another devastating war. Only this time, Simon does not go into danger alone. He and Suzanne will face deadly peril together, and pray that love will carry them through . . .

Praise for Once a Spy
 
“Putney’s dramatic historical is filled with scintillating romance and tense danger.”Publishers Weekly 

“FIVE STARS! I was enchanted at the beginning and soon became riveted as events unfolded. Drama, romance, danger – it is all here for the taking. I cannot recommend this story highly enough. *****”Debra Fitch, HuntressReviews.com

“With this fourth installment in the “Rogues Redeemed” series, Putney continues to offer a fascinating historical perspective combined with a tender love story that slowly moves from friendship to desire to love, making this an excellent addition to any collection.” —Library Journal STARRED REVIEW

“Love and danger breathtakingly intertwine in Once a Spy… Simon and Suzanne are mature characters who have experienced the world and its tragedies, making their growing romance both moving and sweet. When danger threatens their lives, readers will root for this couple and their hard-won wisdom and open hearts. Putney’s depiction of the days surrounding the Battle of Waterloo is thrilling and adds just the right amount of historical detail to this superlative romance.”—Christie Ridgway, Bookpage