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Book Review-Banquet of Lies-Michelle Diener

Monday, July 25, 2022

After watching her father murdered Giselle Barrington knew she had to go in hiding. She was holding what the murderer wanted-although she had no idea what it was about or what was in it! She managed to get back to London with no one the wiser. A friend of hers, a renowned chef, helped her find employment as a French Cook in a house a couple of doors from the one she actually owned. Although high born this lady could cook!!

All was well for a while but she kept sneaking out of her place of employment to see if she could catch her father's killer. She also wanted to find someone to give the secret letter to!! The Butler gave her all kinds of trouble--but Lord Aldridge, whose house she was employed loved her cooking and also her.

Thanks to said butler she ends up in jail where her friend the chef--his boss, a Duke and ultimately her boss come to save her. She finally had to come clean about who she really is--nothing like a lie to get you in lots of trouble!! But all's well that ends well!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)


REGENCY LONDON: Giselle Barrington is living a double life, juggling the duties of chef with those of spy-catcher. She must identify her father’s savage killer before the shadowy man finds her and uncovers the explosive political document her father entrusted to her safekeeping.

Posing as a French cook in the home of Lord Aldridge, Giselle is surrounded by unlikely allies and vicious enemies. In the London streets where she once walked freely among polite society, she now hides in plain sight, learning the hard lessons of class distinction and negotiating the delicate balance between servant and master.

Lord Aldridge’s insatiable curiosity about his mysterious new chef blurs the line between civic duty and outright desire. Carefully watching Giselle’s every move, he undertakes a mission to figure out who she really is—and in the process, plunges her straight into the heart of danger when her only hope for survival was to remain invisible.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Michelle Diener writes historical fiction, science fiction, and fantasy. From the Tudor court, to the streets of Regency London, and into magical landscapes, she's never happier than when she's building worlds, sculpting unforgettable characters and crafting suspenseful plots.

Michelle was born in London, grew up in South Africa, and currently lives in Australia with her husband and children.

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