Alex Moore is a Bow Street Runner on an undercover off the record mission to track down a traitor by posing as a roguish gambler, courting the viscount's daughter. While undercover he is staying at the Blue Hedge Inn in Dover, where he meets Johanna.
Johanna Langley works hard to keep the inn afloat, worrying about the lack of customers and how to care for her family
so that they won't be forced into the poor house. Johanna can't seem to understand why she is falling for the their guest's roguish charm.
Will Alex be able to complete his mission without putting them all in danger, or losing his heart in the process?
This book was slow to start, but as it picked up momentum I really enjoyed the many characters, great dialog, faith, and action-packed conclusion.
Johanna is hardworking and faithful, trying to hold on to the only way of life that she's known. She loves her family, and she is good at carrying on.
Alex is duty bound to fulfill his mission, he wishes that he could be more honest with the woman who has come to mean so much to him, and what will she do when she finds out that he isn't who he's been pretending to be? I like how he takes a deeper look at his faith, and learns about trusting God with the outcome. Also the way that he interacts with Thomas is good for him, as he encourages Thomas to keep trying and never give up.
Johanna's mother is a lot like Johanna, and there is more to her than most people know. Thomas is outgoing, friendly, and wants to help his mother and sister make the inn a success.
Overall once it got going this was a fantastic read with great characters, who are likable, and have great chemistry.
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