"Moonlight Masquerade" is a Regency Romance written by Ruth Axtell. This is the first novel I have read written by Ruth Axtell and it will not be my last! I enjoyed this story of Rees and Celine and am looking forward to her next novel coming out! Lady Celine Wexham is French and married a British Earl whom has passed away. Rees Phillips works at the British Foreign Office and is assigned to work as Lady Wexham's butler, known as MacKinnon, in order to spy from within the household and discover where Lady Wexham's loyalities lie and whom she is spying for. The longer that Rees is in the home, the more information he is gathering, but the more not only is his head getting confused, but his heart as well as he is drawn to Lady Wexham and finds his desire is to protect her as he is falling in love with her.
I loved this book! I was kept in suspense as to trying to figure out who was on what side as there are so many minor characters in the story who really do play large roles as far as the plot and the situation that Lady Wexham finds herself in. I greatly admired both Lady Wexham and Rees/MacKinnon as to how they interacted with others and how they did not care what others thought. I really loved how the scenes were written when Celine was reading Rees when he was recovering after being shot and how Rees shared his faith with Celine. I am looking forward to the next novel and spending time with Megan and Jessamine and hoping reading more about the characters in this novel.
“Available March 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”