This is the fourth book in the Grace-by-the-Sea series. This is definitely a series that is better if you read them in order because they build on each other though you can read them separately if you would like. Regina Scott does an excellent job of drawing you into the story from the very beginning and if you have read the previous books in the series then you are already looking forward to finding out about some things that are left unfinished from those novels. For example, you are wondering who the French spies are which are plaguing the town and how they will locate them. She also draws you in with the personalities of all her characters but especially the women because they are so head strong and independent that you just can’t help but like them. I have to say that if you do choose to read this book as a stand-alone then you will be missing out so much on the story because you will spend some time trying to understand what is going on.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in order to give an honest review.