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By Moriah Densley | Comments: ( 998 ) | Date: ( Feb 25, 2020 )

It s a slow day for Helena Duncombe if she s not scandalizing the ton with her daring fashions and sharp wit Enjoying herself makes it easier to hide a dark reality A tragic turn of events forces her to take refuge in the last place on earth she belongs a church Julian Grey wants everyone to believe he s a quiet country vicar, but Helena discovers his secret He neverIt s a slow day for Helena Duncombe if she s not scandalizing the ton with her daring fashions and sharp wit Enjoying herself makes it easier to hide a dark reality A tragic turn of events forces her to take refuge in the last place on earth she belongs a church Julian Grey wants everyone to believe he s a quiet country vicar, but Helena discovers his secret He never expected her to help catch a traitor to the crown, and he s even shocked to discover she has quite a talent for it But he s not the only one with a claim on Helena


  • Title: Beauty and the Spymaster
  • Author: Moriah Densley
  • ISBN: 1940695295
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Moriah Densley

Moriah Densley sees nothing odd at all about keeping both a violin case and a range bag stuffed with pistols in the back seat of her car They hold up the stack of books in the middle, of course She enjoys writing about Victorians, assassins, and geeks Her muses are summoned by the smell of chocolate, usually at odd hours of the night By day her alter ego is your friendly neighborhood music teacher She lives in Las Vegas with her husband, four children, and two possibly brain damaged cats Published in historical and paranormal romance, Moriah has a Master s degree in music, is a 2012 RWA Golden Heart finalist, 2012 National Reader s Choice Award winner in historical romance and 12 NRCA Best First Book finalist.



Comments Beauty and the Spymaster

  • Wendy *Sebella Blue* Mitchell

    I've made absolutely no secret of the fact that I think Moriah Densley could quite possibly rival Julie Garwood or Kathleen Woodiwiss in the historical romance genre. So bear with me as I flesh out this review because it is a pip and a half to write. (Hey, I can clean up my language when company's coming.) While this book is not officially part of Moriah's extremely popular Rougemont series, it is definitely on the periphery. Annnnnd since this is a spoiler free zone, I am in the position of tip [...]


  • Mary - Buried Under Romance

    Review to come. :D


  • Denise Van plew

    Ok first off this is most definitely a author I have come to anticipate her next novel and will put down whatever I am currently reading when given the chance to read her next one. This novel was no exception and have come to the conclusion that she has the ability to be right up there with some long standing authors that write in this genre. With that being said this is a nice addition to her list of novels with both characters not being run of the mill with the ability to captivate the reader [...]


  • Lisa

    What a complex character we are given in Lady Helena Duncombe. In a time where a woman is a possession and can be used and abused as their husband see fit there are few options open for retaliation if they are not loved and treasured. Helena takes a path that requires strength and courage and holds some severe consequences.Julian Grey, ex-soldier and now vicar comes to Helena’s aid offering her 45 days of sanctuary at his abbey with his mother as chaperone. But he is not what he seems. He need [...]


  • Shirley Hamlod

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I enjoyed the story line but I thought it was a bit unusual to have a dishy spy as a local vicar. Perhaps I lack imagination! The plot is quite good on the whole though. An enjoyable light read. I'm going to read the Rougemont books next.


  • Cocktails and Books

    The hero is Julian Grey, a spy turned vicar. He sees a damsel in distress and quickly jumps in to save her from the man attacking her. The heroine, Helena Duncombe, is literally running for her life when she is rescued by Vicar Grey. She's grateful beyond words when Julian and his gun packing mother come to her assistance. While recovering and plotting her next move Helena learns that Julian is much more than meets the eye. She learns that he is a vicar with carrier pigeons and surmises he is so [...]


  • Sheila Majczan

    OK, don't throw stones at me. I have read historical romance novels for over 40 years. My all time favorite author (RIP) is Kathleen Woodiwiss who led the way into the bedroom of our couples. I bought this book after sent me a page of recommendations for this genre. I read JAFF more in my retirement but continue to enjoy historical romances. I have to agree that I was a bit horrified when I realized the heroine was a courtesan and, as there was not any explanation about that part, found dissati [...]


  • Terrie Fulk

    Moriah Densley has done it again. She has written a historical romance that is filled with excitement, chivalry, and of course romance. Her characters come alive and she invites you into the story.” Beauty and the Spymaster” is a story of regret, retribution, salvation, and the everlasting bond between a mother and her child. There is also marital abuse in “Beauty and the Spymaster”. Moriah doesn’t romanticize the cruelty of this abuse. She does let us know that this type of abuse did [...]


  • Elizabeth Bennet

    The beginning of this book is alive with detail that you feel everything that Helena Duncombe is experiencing. Her panic to get free from her husband. She's fighting with this gate and can hear her husbands foot steps approaching. I could feel my heart racing along side hers. I love the authors ability to make you feel as though your right there in the middle of all the action. The pain she felt at the hands of her evil husband is just incredible.Helena is an extremely strong woman to endure all [...]


  • Angieb

    I should probably start the review by revealing that novellas are not my favorite format - I prefer lots of details and time to get to know the characters. This would likely be a Five Star read if not for my prejudices!Moriah Densely writes fascinating characters that are even more lovable for their flaws than their strengths, and she's done a great job here despite the length of the story. While I'm not a prolific reviewer, I am an avid reader of historical romance, and the genre can feel very [...]


  • Historical Hearts

    As a fanatical Historical Romance reader, I like to know who and what the characters are about, pretty close to the beginning of the story. For me, this was a slow reveal. Much of the past and what was taking place in the story didn't make sense to me at first. I've since learned that perhaps I should have read some previous novels before hand.The hero Julian Grey is caring warm and everything a hero should be. I love that he is masquerading as a vicar, while hiding so much more.To me, Helena Du [...]


  • Kate

    In Beauty and the Spymaster, we discover the woman behind the character of Helena Duncombe, the complicated, clever, intelligent woman we were briefly introduced to in Song for Sophia. Helena, while “escaping” from an abusive and loveless marriage takes refuge in the abbey of the vicar Julian Grey. In the development of this tale, we discover that Helena is more than a beautiful, infamous courtesan, while Julian is considerably more complex and intriguing than the country vicar he presents t [...]


  • Laurel Johnson

    I just have to say I loved this story about the strong Helena. I knew a little of Helena's past from reading Song of Sophia but I never knew how horrible her past was to cause her to choose the lifestyle she chose.Helena is running for her life when her carriage over turns and by sheer determination who is able to get away. She meets Julian St Grey, Vicar and ex soldier. He is infuriated at what has happened to Helena but has secrets of his own. As Helena waits on word from Sophia , Julian and H [...]


  • Laurel Johnson

    I just have to say I loved this story about the strong Helena. I knew a little of Helena's past from reading Song of Sophia but I never knew how horrible her past was to cause her to choose the lifestyle she chose.Helena is running for her life when her carriage over turns and by sheer determination who is able to get away. She meets Julian St Grey, Vicar and ex soldier. He is infuriated at what has happened to Helena but has secrets of his own. As Helena waits on word from Sophia , Julian and H [...]


  • Trish R.

    Just okI never really connected with Julian or Helena. There was no drama, nothing that would warrent a gasp or an OMG! However, from the very beginning I wanted Helena's husband, Lord Chauncey, dead, so that was something. What a horrible, horrible man he was. And I liked the advice Mrs. Grey gave Helena, about kicking him you-know-where. I never got the impression that Helena ever fought back and since Julian guessed her to be over 40 she was pretty much a punching bag for her husband. I reall [...]


  • Susie Carson

    I have always loved Moriah's writing, and this novella is no exception. I think she gets better and better with every work! I wasn't thrilled that Helena Duncombe's story was next to be published, honestly, because Song for Sophia didn't really paint her in the best light. I was not expecting to love her as much as I did by the end of BatS. She had a tremendous amount more depth than one would expect a courtesan to have, but then again, that is probably my prudish upbringing talking. In any case [...]


  • Lisy

    I received an ARC copy for an honest review.As a long time admirer of Moriah Densley's novels, I was very excited to read this story that focuses on a secondary character, Helena Duncombe, from a Song for Sophia. I felt as if the storylines matched up rather well and was a thoughtful look into a person that we had only learned about from other people's perspectives. I truly enjoyed this book and wished it didn't end so soon. I would have loved to have seen more of Helena's relationship with her [...]


  • Lori

    This is my favorite book by this author so far. I will admit when I read the blurb for this one that I wasn't thrilled to see the hero as a vicar. However the story was well written and I found that I really liked the hero, Julian. I found the heroine to be delightful despite her dire circumstances. She had admirable strength that endured one to her. The story is well written and while it is short, it wasn't rushed. I also appreciated the fact that the author was able to write a story without an [...]


  • Peggy Bird

    I read "Song for Sophia" when it was first released a couple years ago and became a Moriah Densley fan right away. So reading this prequel novella to fill in the blanks about Sophia's mother, Helena, was a pleasure.Helena is running away from her cruel, abusive husband and finds a place of safety with Sir Julian Gray, a vicar. Or is he? More James Bond than Archbishop of Canterbury, Julian protects Helena while she tries to find out what has happened to her daughter who has also fled from home. [...]


  • Janice Hougland

    Sigh. Another wonderful story by the queen of direct speaking. I just count my lucky stars that I discovered Ms. Densley’s writing. She writes like I think and speak. Like me, this author’s characters are plain spoken, and I loved this story about Helena and Julian. Their dialogue was enlightening and the intrigue that was woven into their story was masterful; but the best part was how a difficult subject, spousal abuse, was spotlighted. The solution to ridding Helena of her married state so [...]


  • Jennycanty

    I love Moriah DENSLEY as an author.  She creates strong story lines with lots of character interaction and plenty of intrigue!  BEAUTY AND THE SPYMASTER is definitely a book you won't want to miss!  I was a little leery about the whole BEAUTY AND THE BEAST comparison, but there is nothing corny about this story, and it is not at all predictable or carbon copy.  This story is a spin off of Densley's  SONG FOR SOPHIA, exploring side line characters and their stories as they took place in SO [...]


  • Tracy

    I can only give this 3 stars. It had the potential to be so much better. It lacked the real build up of the relationship and the sexual tension between the lead characters that was necessary. It ended more abruptly than it should have. This disappointed me because I read the other two books in the series and lives them. Especially The King of Threadneedle Street. It is one of my favourites. So it seems that perhaps this was one of her earliest books? Not sure but it held promise to be better. I [...]


  • Angela

    I absolutely loved the Rougemont books, but this one was like a parallel novella, rather than the start to another series. I liked it well enough. Densley is a great writer, but this piece lacked all the romance. It was simply missing. He saves her, they make a bargain, 2 months pass, they set out to fulfill that bargain, & suddenly they are in love? I would have liked another 150 pages with a lot more of their relationship fleshed out. But I am ready to read anything she writes!


  • Jodi Ciorciari-marinich

    First off I love all of Moriah's stories and they keep getting better. I really do enjoy historical romances and Moriah is great in this genre. On that note this story was great. Helena was a tough women and took no bull which i loved. Julian was wonderful as well. The story was original and one I havent read before. Wish it was longer.


  • Teddi

    I really hate writing reviews for Novellas. I don't like Novellas. I'm greedy - I always want MORE! So, as far as novellas go - 5 stars. Definitely. Great characters, terrific writing, fantastic addition to the series. The suspense is wonderful. But I wish there was more to the story. More avenues to go down to make a it a full length book. I think that's just me though.


  • Kate Reed

    Moriah Densley always writes such great books, and this one doesn't disappoint, it is full of intrigue and infatuation and kept me turning page after page - I ended up on the stationary bike longer than I planned because I was so caught up in the story line! I love strong female leads and this book meets that requirement, along with a fun plot and just enough action to keep me going!


  • Amy

    Don't like it as much as the previous, but it was a great addition to the Rougemont series! I enjoyed the "rough" characters and their colorful backgrounds! I enjoyed her writing style very much! Could add a bit more whitty comments in this one to make me laugh though like the first book of the series.


  • Stephanie

    Beauty and the spy master by Moriah Densley was an amazing story that had action, surprise, intrigue, romance, and a lot of twist and turns. This book was a great read that kept my attention from start to finish due to the continued changes in the story and the characters. This was a great read by a great write. I rate this a 5


  • United Indie Book Blog

    Very good story. There was a lot of intrigue and sexual tension. Helena and Julian made a good team. They worked to keep Lord Chauncey at bay. They also solved an international crime. The plot flowed well and kept my attention. I would like to read Sophia's story!*** I received this book as a gift from the author in exchange for my honest review. ***Reviewed by Laura


  • Laura

    Very good story. There was a lot of intrigue and sexual tension. Helena and Julian made a good team. They worked to keep Lord Chauncey at bay. They also solved an international crime. The plot flowed well and kept my attention. I would like to read Sophia's story!*** I received this book as a gift from the author in exchange for my honest review. ***


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