J is for just a little book review

As some of you may know, I also run a book review blog, which I update quite sporadically, called A Library Full of Books to Read. Today I thought I would cross platforms, and post a review on here … just to confuse everyone.

Love, Lies and Spies

Author: Cindy Anstey
Year: 2016
Pages: 368
Genre: Historical Fiction/Young Adult

Love, Lies and Spies is a story of deception. It discusses the detrimental effects that lying to someone can have.

All Juliana, a woman of biological science, wants to do is get her and her father’s research on lady beetles published. But then she meets Spencer, a handsome young man who has some secrets hidden up his sleeves.

Love, Lies and Spies, for me, was great. It’s a book that doesn’t require a lot of thought to read, but prompted a lot of thought. I found myself wondering about the society in which Juliana and Spencer lived, and how prevalent characters, such as they, would be. I assume a woman interested in science and scientific research would have been frowned upon in the 19th century, though that probably wouldn’t stop some women from pursuing such developments in their educations.

And, as for the dashing Spencer, well, he just has his fingers in pies, and is suspicious of the wrong people. He’s a ball of mixed emotions.

Love, Lies and Spies has a lot of charm. It’s innocent, it has a little bit of a romance, and it’s rolled altogether with a mystery – who is it that is involved in the smuggling trade?

If you love a bit of historical fiction, and you want a light read, this is definitely the one for you!

And there you have it! This is just a taste of what you will see on my book review blog!

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