Book Review: Escapade by Jane Aiken Hodge

Genre: Historical fiction

Publisher: Agora Books

Pub date: 22 August 2019

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟

Following a series of misunderstandings Charlotte Comlyn, heiress to one of the most successful banks runs away to her mother’s friend in London. Beth doesn’t have the best reputation as she is in theatre, not a respectful position for a lady at that time. But she realises Charlotte needs help.

Taking advantage of the situation and an opportunity to lift her career Beth makes the decision to take Charlotte to Sicily. At the time Sicily is facing the threat of Napoleon.

It isn’t only the Queen and the sicilians that find themselves under threat as a man befriended by the pair discovers Charlotte is an heiress.

Although there are great characters I found myself getting a little bored towards the end. Having said that the final chapter is great! I will not give the ending away but I was a bit surprised by that ending!

This book throws together some history, romance and a bit of mystery with a good overall outcome.

Thank you to NetGalley and Agora Books for theopportunity to read this in exchange for my review.

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