Secretary to the first lady of the United States, Caroline Delacroix is at the pinnacle of high society–but is hiding a terrible secret. Immediately suspicious of Caroline, but also attracted to her, secret service agent Nathaniel Trask must battle his growing love for her as the threat to the president rises and they face adventure, heartbreak, and danger.
My Thoughts: I felt right at home with this novel. It had the perfect blend of romance and history. Camden blew me away again by her intense research, but also in the way she weaves these facts into the novel in a natural way. I found life in the White House and the work of the Secret Service fascinating and a great highlight to the story.
The spiritual thread contained some great tidbits but Caroline’s spiritual growth wasn’t very clearly displayed. She changed things but … I’m not sure her heart toward God had changed. I would have liked more clarity there.
The romance was clean and the chemistry was spot on. Then there’s the wider picture of the Delacroix family, namely Caroline’s twin brother. Between the chemistry, history, and the slow unraveling mystery, A Gilded Lady was a book I couldn’t put down.
Rating and Recommendation: I’m giving A Gilded Lady 5 stars and recommending it to those who enjoy Chrisitan Historical fiction.
~ I received a copy from Bethany House through NetGalley. All thoughts are my own. I was not compensated for this review or required to give a favorable one.