Roses & Thorns

Roses & Thorns

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Palace of Deception by Helena Fairfax


A missing princess and her magnetic bodyguard - mystery and intrigue in a gripping love story.

When Princess Charlotte of Montverrier disappears on the eve of her Investiture, Lizzie Smith takes on the acting job of her life.

But in the run up to the ceremony, all is not what it seems in the palace. What danger lies outside the palace walls? And why does the sinister housekeeper insist Lizzie remain in her suite of rooms? As Lizzie learns her role, her only confidant is Léon, her quiet bodyguard. In the glamorous setting of the Mediterranean palace, Lizzie begins to fall for Léon…but what secrets is he keeping from her?

About the Author:

Helena Fairfax was born in Uganda and came to England as a child. She's grown used to the cold now, and these days she lives in an old Victorian mill town in Yorkshire, in the north of England. After many years working in factories and dark, satanic mills, Helena has turned to writing full-time. Her first novel, The Silk Romance, was a contender for the Romantic Novelists' Association New Writers' Scheme Award and a runner-up in the Global Ebook Awards. Since then, Helena has written lots more stories, and she was recently a finalist in the Exeter Novel Prize.

In her spare time, Helena walks the Yorkshire moors every day with her rescue dog, finding this romantic landscape the perfect place to dream up her heroes and her happy endings.

Review by Rochelle:

I confess I’ve become a fan of Ms. Fairfax. Palace of Deception at least the third book of hers I’ve read, and it has not disappointed me. She also managed to surprise me. I expected a completely different ending and was quite shocked when the truth was revealed, although there was foreshadowing that I completely missed. I wonder if you’ll catch it. I don’t want to say too much. I suggest you buy Palace of Deception. It’s a page-burning novella you can probably blow through in one all-too-brief sitting.

Heat Rating:  PG-13
Length:  77 Pages
Digital Price:  $1.50
Author Web Site:

Thanks for visiting. Donna, Julie, & Rochelle

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