Palace of Spies (Palace of Spies #1)
Publish date: November 5th 2013
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: Palace of Spies (#1)
The hot pink cover of Palace of Spies doesn’t really scream “18th century,” but underneath all that fuchsia is a fun tale of historical fiction. Peggy Fitzroy is an orphan in England, living under the guardianship of her wealthy uncle. While she has all the necessities provided for her, along with...
Author Sarah Zettel has picked out an interesting and, I think, under-used era for her witty YA spy thriller set during the reign of the first of the Hanover Georges, when Jacobites still schemed to put a Stuart back on England’s throne. Sixteen year old orphan Peggy Fitzroy has been well educated, ...
Peggy Fitzroy’s led a normal life. That is, until her uncle kicked her out for refusing to marry the dastardly scoundrel he chose for her. Forced into the streets, Peggy is desperate for a way to support herself in a time where women were not allow to have an occupation. Under duress, she allows her...
Margaret “Peggy” Preston Fitzroy is in a pickle. She’s just rejected the marriage offer her uncle Pierpont arranged. Peggy has a reason for this decision and when she tries to explain it to her uncle he issues her an ultimatum: accept the suit or be thrown out of the house. Peggy’s fate was sealed t...
Spellbinding! Deft mixture of history and suspense. This may have been geared for a YA audience, but it kept me glued to the pages. It's a quick read. At first I couldn't figure out how they were going to make a series out of this, but it became clear at the end that there are a few threads in the s...
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