About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

A Beautiful Disguise (The Imposters, #1) by Roseanna M. White

A Beautiful Disguise (The Imposters, #1)

Left with an estate on the brink of bankruptcy after their father's death, Lady Marigold Fairfax and her brother open a private investigation firm marketed to the elite . . . to spy on the elite. Dubbed The Imposters, Ltd., their anonymous group soon becomes the go-to for the crème of society when they want answers delivered surreptitiously. But the many secrets Marigold learns about her peers pale in comparison to her shock when she and her brother are hired to investigate her best friend's father as a potential traitor.

Sir Merritt Livingstone has spent a decade serving the monarch in the most elite guard, but when pneumonia lands him behind a desk in the War Office Intelligence Division just as they're creating a new secret intelligence branch, he's intent on showing his worth. He suspects a man of leaking information to Germany as tensions mount between the two countries, but needs someone to help him prove it, so he turns to The Imposters, Ltd. No one knows who they are, but their results are beyond compare.

Lady Marigold is determined to discover the truth for her friend's sake, and she's more determined still to keep her heart from getting involved with this enigmatic new client . . . who can't possibly be as noble as he seems.


Well, Roseanna M. White's done it again! She's captured my imagination by introducing me to some of the most intriguing characters ever! A Beautiful Disguise is her newest historical fiction novel and the beginning of a new series, The Imposters. She clearly couldn't have chosen better titles because Lady Marigold Fairfax is definitely beautiful to behold but are we seeing the true person? Is she really living a life of luxury and nobility? And what about the others who are part of this group known as the Imposters?

A Beautiful Disguise centers around Marigold and her brother Yate's spy activities and there's also a lot of activity around their trapeze act and the circus. l enjoyed the fun banter between these siblings and the descriptions of their life at home and at the circus, but I was entranced by the interaction between Marigold and Sir Merritt Livingstone, who is also involved in intelligence. He is loyal, trustworthy, and a man of faith. Will he be the one person who sees through Marigold's beautiful disguise? Does his heart recognize that she chooses to keep her true self hidden?

This book is set in 1909 London and White explains in her author's notes how she's woven the suggestion of German spies in England into a fascinating tale of the Fairfax siblings and the other members of their team. I'm looking forward to learning more about them in the other books of the series. I recommend it to all who enjoy historical Christian fiction.

I purchased a copy of this book for my own personal enjoyment. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award-nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books…to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary. 

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