A Historical Suspense Espionage series


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Series Order

1.0 The Requisite Courage
2.0The Rosewater Debutante
3.0The Unaccompanied Widow
4.0The Lavender Semaphore
…and more to come.



As Europe draws toward war, an extraordinary woman steps into the arena.  In Edwardian England, Lady Adelaide Azalea Margaret de Morville, Mrs. Hugh Becket, lately of the Cape Colony, was born the daughter of an Earl, but is now the widow of a commoner.  She straddles two worlds, speaks fluent German, and can ride, hunt and shoot. Her talents draws the eye of spymaster William Melville, who recruits her to help him fight a shadow game with German agents both at home and aboard, as Europe heads toward an inevitable conflict…

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