Friday, February 14, 2020

A Cruel Deception

Paris. The eleventh Bess Crawford novel by the writing duo called Charles Todd is titled, A Cruel Deception. This time out, the Great War has wound down, and the need for nurses has diminished. Bess remains conflicted about her future when Matron at The Queen Alexandra’s asks her to go to Paris on a personal mission regarding Matron’s son, Lawrence. Bess finds the man abusing laudanum, and AWOL from his job at the Peace Conference. Competent and diligent as always, Bess investigates what has troubled Lawrence, and her adventures in Paris and environs are exciting and dangerous. Fans of the series, and anyone who likes historical fiction are those most likely to enjoy this novel. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase A Cruel Deception from

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