Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Noble Scheme by Roseanna M. White

Posted March 19, 2024 by meezcarrie in 5 stars, Book Review, Christian, giveaway, historical, romance, Roseanna M. White / 44 Comments


A Noble Scheme book review

A Noble Scheme by Roseanna M. WhiteA NOBLE SCHEME by Roseanna M. White
SERIES:
The Imposters #2

GENRE: Historical Romance (Christian)
PUBLISHER: Bethany House
RELEASE DATE: March 19, 2024
PAGES: 349

In the opulent and perilous world of high society’s most elite–and most dangerous–families, two investigators must set aside their broken hearts to uncover the truth.

Gemma Parks is known to the London elite as G. M. Parker, a columnist renowned for her commentary on the cream of society. Behind the scenes, she uses her talents to aid the Imposters in their investigations by gathering intel at events and providing alibis for the firm’s members through her columns. Yet her clandestine work would be more exhilarating if it weren’t for the constant presence of the gentleman who broke her heart.

Graham Wharton has never had eyes for anyone but Gemma, and she left his heart in tatters when she walked away from him. When the Imposters take on a new job to recover a kidnapped boy mistaken for his aristocratic cousin, Graham is determined to use the time with Gemma to not only restore the missing boy, but to also win back the only woman he’s ever loved. As they trace the clues laid out before them, Graham and Gemma must devise a noble scheme to save the boy’s life and heal their hearts.

 

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A Noble Scheme is, in my opinion, one of Roseanna M. White’s best & most heartfelt novels to date. The immediately-engaging writing voice, the richly woven layers, the meaningful faith discussions, and the embraceable characters – as well as the Imposters’ high-stakes case of child kidnapping – kept me completely engrossed from beginning to end.

Graham is a tragic character in many ways, at least as our story moves toward its redemptive ending. I was already drawn to him from our first meeting but I fell completely for him as the author peels back the veil on his heartbreak, his very relatable faith struggles, and his loyal heart. As for Gemma, she grew on me a lot in A Noble Scheme, especially as I began to learn more about what she’s been through and could see more of the winsome personality that explains why she and Marigold are such dear friends. Because while I liked her relationship with Marigold in A Beautiful Disguise, I couldn’t understand her harsh rudeness toward Graham. One thing I did know was that Graham and Gemma had a history and that the deep rift between them carried with it an even deeper pain. But I would have never guessed just what that history entailed, and I was unprepared for how powerful and emotional and achingly beautiful the ‘rest of their story’ would be. White doesn’t shy away from their pain or negate its validity. Instead, she wraps it up with heaping doses of grace, mercy, understanding, and a glimpse into the heart of God.

Bottom Line: A Noble Scheme by Roseanna M. White is compelling and poignant, immersing you right away in a story that will grab hold of your heart and not let go. Fair warning, your emotions will be put through the wringer as White tenderly explores the rawness of grief and loss, broken relationships, and anger at God and knits it all together into a beautiful hope-filled, grace-filled masterpiece. But she also gives her readers breathing space by skillfully placing moments of humor (particularly when Yates is involved) and intrigue, not to mention the swoony romance that simmers to perfection. I loved that we got so much great page time with Marigold, Yates, and Merritt too, and I am positively giddy for Yates’ story next! (Don’t tell the others but I think he’s my favorite lol)

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 5 stars / fabulous!

KissingBook Level: 3+ / will forget to breathe on occasion

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Roseanna M. White

Roseanna M. White (RoseannaMWhite.com) is a bestselling, Christy Award-winning author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling, 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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A Noble Scheme giveaway

Bethany House is offering a print copy of A Noble Scheme by Roseanna M. White to one of my readers! (US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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44 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Noble Scheme by Roseanna M. White

  1. Faith Creech

    I really enjoy reading Rosanne’s books. They are always so very good and full of history and fun!

  2. Perrianne Askew

    I read and enjoyed the first book in the series. It’s just quirky enough to fall in love with the characters! I also was hooked in by the preview pages that were available to her newsletter subscribers. I definitely want to read it!

  3. Linda Hutchins

    I have loved all of Roseanna’s books, and I enjoyed getting to know these characters in the first book in this series.

  4. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for your review on A NOBLE SCHEME by Roseanna M. White.

    This book is already on my TBR list. The more I read about it the stronger my desire is to read it. I’d love the opportunity to dive and read and then to review this fabulous sounding book. Love the cover!

  5. Judi Imperato

    I love reading this authors books and I would love to read this one as well. Thank you for the giveaway.

  6. Oh, I felt the same way about Gemma, and almost thought I didn’t want to read this second installment. So glad you posted the review! Jumping over to Amazon. 🙂

  7. Patty

    I know Roseanna has probably several dozen books released. I’ve only read maybe 5 or 6 of them, but they have all been excellent! I have the first book in this series somewhere in my TBR stack=)

  8. Jessica

    I have loved every Roseanna White book that I have read, and I have seen so many great reviews about this book. I can’t wait to dig into this one.

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