Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Teasers and 'Love, Lies and Spies' by Cindy Anstey

Love, Lies and SpiesToday I'm sharing a book which is coming out today: Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey. The cover was what first drew me to it because it looked so intriguing and clever. And the blurb just intrigued me straight away as well. The fact that the main character has almost the same name as me definitely helps as well!
Juliana Telford is not your average nineteenth-century young lady. She’s much more interested in researching ladybugs than marriage, fashionable dresses, or dances. So when her father sends her to London for a season, she’s determined not to form any attachments. Instead, she plans to secretly publish their research.
Spencer Northam is not the average young gentleman of leisure he appears. He is actually a spy for the War Office, and is more focused on acing his first mission than meeting eligible ladies. Fortunately, Juliana feels the same, and they agree to pretend to fall for each other. Spencer can finally focus, until he is tasked with observing Juliana’s traveling companions . . . and Juliana herself.
Tuesday Intros and Teaser Tuesday are hosted by Diane over at Bibliophile by the Sea and Jenn over at Books and a Beat.

'"Oh my, this is embarrassing," Miss Juliana Telford said aloud.  There was no reason to keep her thoughts to herself, as she as alone, completely alone. In fact, that was half of the problem. The other half was, of course, that she was hanging off the side of a cliff with the inability to climb either up or down and in dire need of rescue.' p.1%
I loved the sound of this from the beginning! I mean, if I was hanging off a cliff I probably would be screaming rather than commenting on how embarrassing the situation was. Although, admittedly, I have been in England for quite a while so potentially by now I am so British and apologetic that I would.

'Spencer's brows furrowed, and his gaze went from her hand to her mouth. The singular way in which he was staring made Juliana feel rather heady, as if she were about to float away.' 44%
There's nothing quite like a man looking intently at your lips to make you feel like you could float away. Also, the fact my name is Juliane makes me feel like I will be loving Juliana quite a lot. Our names are too similar for me not to.

So, does Love, Lies and Spies sound like your kind of book Drop by my review if you're not quite sure yet!


  1. perfection! I'd love to read this - thanks for sharing :)

  2. I can see why the cover got your attention. This sounds like a good book - enjoy!

  3. These characters sound fascinating....and I definitely want to know more about them and their situation. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “TERRIBLE VIRTUE”

  4. Super beginning! And I love the cover too. I hope my library has it.

  5. ooh, sounds good, and the cover is awesome!

  6. It's not exactly what I normally read, but I like the opening, the teaser and the cover. Maybe I'll like what's inside.

  7. Love the cover and the intro Juli - thanks for sharing.

  8. This one has been popular. I love that cover!

  9. This is one I would really like to read. Everything about it calls to me--from the cover, the title to the teasers you shared, and the blurb.