The Mistaken Wife Paperback
by Rose Melikan
Part of the Mary Finch series
Autumn, 1797. With Napoleon's forces sweeping through Europe, a young English woman travels to Paris, risking her life on a secret mission that may buy Britain vital time...Mary Finch is no stranger to adventure, but even she hesitates before accepting her new assignment, travelling as the wife of an American artist into the very heart of enemy territory.
The plan is so secret she can't even tell Captain Holland, with whom she is supposed to have 'an understanding'.
After a terrifying journey through revolutionary France she arrives in Paris only to discover that her American 'husband' is not quite what he appears.
With the French chasing a deadly new weapon and an old nemesis threatening to unmask her as a spy, Mary soon finds herself in mortal danger...Thrilling and deeply satisfying, The Mistaken Wife is a spirited and gripping historical mystery from the author of the acclaimed The Blackstone Key.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 21/08/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780751542783
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Review by wyvernfriend
the third instalment in the onging story of Mary Finch and Captain Robert Holland, this time the story sees Mary in France, during the French Revolution, married, in name only, to an American artist, trying to uncover what's going on with an inventor in Paris. You know I'm pretty sure that's why she was in Paris, however I'm not 100% sure This felt like the author had done a lot of research about the period in France and needed to get Mary there, damn any stretches of logic that there may have been. The bad guy was almost twirling his moustaches near the ned and I honestly wasn't impressed. The first book I found every enjoyable but this one left me feeling cold.