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About the book: London barrister Jason Jonquil has spent his entire life working to establish his identity as a gentleman, a man of refinement like his father and brothers. But when fiery Spanish beauty Mariposa Thornton walks into his office, he finds himself losing his grasp on his dignified character. The woman is infuriating, pushing him to the limit of his legendary patience. However, her case seems simple enough—a small matter of inheritance. Or so he believes.

Once a well-born lady, Mariposa fought to survive the brutalities of Napoleon's war on Spain. She braved horrific perils and undertook dangerous missions on behalf of those fighting against the invading French army. But her greatest battle still lies ahead: after being separated from her family, Mariposa sets in motion a plan to reunite with her loved ones in England. To avoid drawing the attention of the French, Mariposa dons a carefully crafted persona to conceal her true purpose.

As Jason and Mariposa are drawn together by the case, they come to know the people beneath the masks they both wear. When the truth of Mariposa's quest is revealed, the couple is pulled into a mystery that will test the limits of their courage—and expose the true desire of their hearts.

My review: I love Sarah Eden's books! This one is about one of my favorite families that she's written about, the Jonquil brothers. I love the way that the whole family is included in these books, it's always fun to see some of my favorite characters again! I also really loved that this book contains a scene from one of the other books, only from the perspective of Jason and Mariposa.

Mariposa is one of my favorite characters ever! I love the way she tricks Jason into doing what she needs help with by pretending to be something she really isn't. And her Abuela...oh my gosh! I had to laugh so hard at her "twitching." So funny! Anyway, it was really fun for me that Mariposa has secrets that even the reader doesn't know about until she reveals them. I also loved the way she reverts to bits of Spanish mixed with her English throughout the book. And I loved that she was always willing to work to help herself, even when it put her into danger. 

Jason is great in this book as well. I loved the way you can tell he has a good heart. Even though he's aggravated with Mariposa, he treats her well. And if he doesn't he feels guilty knowing his dear father would be displeased with his conduct. I love how he always tries to do what he feels is right, and he notices all kinds of people around him that need a kind person to do something for them and tries to help them. 

The plot of this one is really great! I didn't want to put it down for anything and I was really sad when I came to the end. My only consolation being that I know that all of the Jonquil brothers haven't had their stories told yet, so there's more coming. And I can't wait! This is one book that I know I'll be reading again and again. In fact, I'm thinking I need to go back and read all of the Jonquil brothers books again when I have the time.

Make sure you grab your own copy of this amazing book, you know you want to! 

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Purchase links: Amazon - Deseret Book

About the author:  Sarah M. Eden read her first Jane Austen novel in elementary school and has been an Austen addict ever since. Fascinated by the English Regency era, Eden became a regular in that section of the reference department at her local library, where she painstakingly researched this extraordinary chapter in history. Eden is an award-winning author of short stories and was a Whitney Award finalist for her novels Seeking Persephone and Courting Miss Lancaster. Visit her at www.sarahmeden.com.

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