Regency Refuge

About a week and a half ago I picked up His Saving Grace by Heather Gray and read it through again. I really liked this book the first time I had read it. What I did not notice though was that this is book one in a series. Imagine my excitement. I quickly bought book two and book three. The great thing about this series is each book can be read as a stand-alone. I enjoy those sort of series.

In this series is His Saving Grace, Jackal, and Queen.  All three books were well written and caused me to stay up way past a reasonable hour. If you enjoy regency era books this series is for you. However this series deals with secret agents (I guess that is what you would call them). It was so interesting to read their stories, the missions that they have to go on, and how they try to protect those in their lives that would not know what they really do. This entire series was filled with mystery and intrigue. I am anxiously awaiting the fourth book, though Ms. Gray does not know when it will be out (I asked her on her Facebook page).

I gave each one of these books 5 stars.

His Saving Grace  (Regency Refuge book 1)10420300_435993533218360_2818381754694856817_n

Will she be able to save him from himself?

Grace finds herself wed to a man who loathes her. She is shunned and exiled to the farthest corner of the land. It wouldn’t hurt so much if he hadn’t once been her best friend.

Thomas became a duke long before he was ready. Now he can’t go anywhere without women trying to entrap him into marriage. He expected better from his childhood friend.

How can friendship, let alone marriage, thrive in the face of bitterness, suspicion and misunderstanding?
What’s to be done when the hurtful choices made in anger have lasting consequences?

It takes a special kind of person to see past the pain to the beauty that lies beyond…

Jackal (Regency Refuge book 2)10469279_447805005370546_5445332897505046126_n

Hiding in the shadows just got harder.

When tragedy strikes, Juliana and her family must flee their home. Can they persuade a virtual stranger to help them? Juliana isn’t so sure, especially after their chaperone threatens to cane him. Even as Juliana struggles to trust him, she finds herself drawn to this mysterious man. Surely all she wants from him is refuge…

Rupert is a man whose life depends on his ability to remain unnoticed. What, then, is he supposed to do with this family he’s inherited? His life is overrun with an ancient chaperone who would terrify a lesser man, two spirited girls, and the secretive Juliana – someone he comes to think of as his own precious jewel.

With this new responsibility thrust upon him, Rupert will have to make sacrifices – but will God ask him to sacrifice everything?


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Queen’s world was shattered, and she was banished to a foreign land. Years pass before she dares to return, but what she finds is of little comfort. Greed and dishonesty have festered and grown in her absence. Embittered and cynical, Queen trusts few people.

Owen pursues a clandestine investigation and finds himself working side-by-side with a veritable ghost, an agent few have seen, a master of disguise known simply as Queen. He craves her trust…but then uncovers a secret from his family’s past that could destroy her.

Queen once sought refuge in America and now seeks it in disguise. Owen has always found his refuge in God, but will his faith be strong enough for the challenges ahead? Can he convince her to stop hiding, or is he doomed to become her most hated enemy?


About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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6 Responses to Regency Refuge

  1. jeff7salter says:

    these all sound really good… and I love secret agent stories.


    • These were my first secret agent stories. If they are all this good I think I will go look for more. Do you have any recommendations Jeff?


      • jeff7salter says:

        have you read the scarlett pimpernel?
        how about the James Bond series of novels?
        Donald Hamilton’s Matt Helm novels?
        anything by Jack Higgins, Frederick Forsythe, Robert Ludlum?


      • I have The Scarlett Pimpernel but have not read it.
        I had planned to buy some Bond books for my older boy, I guess I will have to read them too.
        I will have to look into these authors you listed though. Thank you.

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  2. I started to read “Casino Royale” and found it aimed at men and not at their most mature level,Angie; I gave up on it. It was very old-fashioned British in a bad way as it was very critical of ‘foreigners’. One fellow must be part Jewish because of the way he looked, Bulgarians are all muscle and “stupid”, (The only man I ever knew who was straight from Bulgaria was a brilliant engineer and a small, quiet fellow!) And what you can imagine got my goat: the Italian man who was well-dressed and poised was rich.Bond had no idea where he got his money but it must have come from some rackets! Aaaaggghhh!
    I know that I know a secret agent series out there. My mind is a blank.
    I have some of Heather’s work and read it.She does a great job. And any author with any sense keeps running themes in series but stand-alones are the way to go, at least, for me.
    Good job!

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  3. Patricia Kiyono says:

    I love Heather’s books too. As for others, Diane Burton, a friend who belongs to one of my writing groups, has a couple of books I’ve enjoyed. She writes mostly sci-fi romance but recently started a series about a female PI. She also has a great suspense novel called One Red Shoe. I plan to have Diane here as a guest sometime.


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