Book Review: A Noble Scheme

Book Review: A Noble Scheme

About the Book:

In the opulent and perilous world of high society’s most elite–and most dangerous–families, two investigators must set aside their broken hearts to uncover the truth.

Gemma Parks is known to the London elite as G. M. Parker, a columnist renowned for her commentary on the cream of society. Behind the scenes, she uses her talents to aid the Imposters in their investigations by gathering intel at events and providing alibis for the firm’s members through her columns. Yet her clandestine work would be more exhilarating if it weren’t for the constant presence of the gentleman who broke her heart.

Graham Wharton has never had eyes for anyone but Gemma, and she left his heart in tatters when she walked away from him. When the Imposters take on a new job to recover a kidnapped boy mistaken for his aristocratic cousin, Graham is determined to use the time with Gemma to not only restore the missing boy, but to also win back the only woman he’s ever loved. As they trace the clues laid out before them, Graham and Gemma must devise a noble scheme to save the boy’s life and heal their hearts.

My Thoughts:

Roseanna White is an author that I always look forward to reading. Her books never disappoint. Book One in the Imposter’s series (A Beautiful Disguise) was one of my favorite offerings from White. This second book had more layers of sadness and threat than I might prefer and yet there was never a moment that I wanted to set the book aside.

Despite the fact that there was relational tension between Gemma and Graham (the foundation of which was seen in book one) the tension didn’t drive me from the story. I found myself wading into the awkwardness of their relationship with longing.

The theme of the threat to the young boy drove the intensity of the book and made all the stakes seem higher than I might prefer from a novel, but while the threat was real it didn’t make the novel overly dark.

All in all, A Noble Scheme was a skillfully told narrative of finding hope in loss and forgiveness in pain. It also contained a beautiful thread highlighting the awareness of the need for transformation and how revenge and/or vigilante justice can never bring about the light in the darkness that sacrifice can bring.

As always, I give Roseanna White a five star rating and recommend her series.

I received a free digital galley of this book to review. The honest opinions I have shared here are my own.