Samantha Donaldson’s family has always done its duty for the British Crown. In the midst of World War I, seventeen-year-old Sam follows in their footsteps, serving her country from the homefront as a Girl Guide and messenger for the intelligence organization MI5. After her father disappears on a diplomatic mission, she continues their studies of languages, high-level mathematics, and complex puzzles and codes, hoping to make him proud.
When Sam is asked to join the famed women’s spy group La Dame Blanche she’s torn—this could be the adventure she’s dreamed of, but how can she abandon her mother, who has already lost a husband to the war? But when her handlers reveal shocking news, Sam realizes there’s no way she can refuse the exciting and dangerous opportunity.
Her acceptance leads her straight into the heart of enemy territory on a mission to extract the most valuable British spy embedded in Germany, known to the members of LDB only as Velvet. Deep undercover within the court of Kaiser Wilhelm II, Samantha must navigate the labyrinthine palace and its many glamorous—and secretive—residents to complete her assignment. To make matters worse she finds herself forming a forbidden attraction to the enemy-a dangerously handsome German guard. In a place where personal politics are treacherously entangled in wartime policy, can Samantha discover the truth and find Velvet before it’s too late…for them both?
From author Teri Brown comes the thrilling story of one girl’s journey into a deadly world of spycraft and betrayal—with unforgettable consequences.
Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: October 20th 2015 by Balzer + BrayPre-Order here and here.
I adore Teri Brown. And I love reading books from this time period. And ugh. This cover is gorgeous. And oh, this summary. I am dying for October. Because Velvet Undercover sounds all kinds of amazing. And I'm oh so excited to read it :D And forbidden romance? Yes please. I very much hope that this romance is going to be amazing. Because it sounds like it could be epic. And I want that so much. Fingers crossed. Either way, though, I think I'll love this book. Because it seems all kinds of perfect.
What are you waiting for on this historical Wednesday?