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The Secret of the India Orchid (2017)

de Nancy Campbell Allen

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Anthony Blake is in love with his best friend's sister, Sophia Elliot. But his plans to court her are put on hold when he is forced to resume his role as an undercover spy for the Crown. A secret document listing the names of the entire network of British spies-including his own-has been stolen. To protect Sophia, Anthony cuts off all ties to her and exchanges his life as an honorable earl for the façade of a flirtatious playboy. Heartbroken and confused, Sophia travels to India, hoping to find healing in one of the most exotic regions of the British Empire. But the exotic land isn't as restful as she had hoped. Instead, she finds herself embroiled in a mystery of a missing sea captain, a possible murder, and a plot that could involve the prince of India. And when Anthony appears at the British Residency, asking questions and keeping his distance from her, she is stunned. She still loves him, and, in her heart, she knows he loves her too. But how can she rebuild her relationship with him if he won't confide in her? Does she dare offer her heart to him a second time, or will their love be lost under the India sun?… (mais)
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I love this author, and I’ve been meaning to get to this one for a while. I didn’t realize it had characters from My Fair Gentleman, so that was a welcome surprise. Anthony and Sophie were a sweet couple—I loved how she kept messing with him until he finally told her the truth, and that I didn’t have to wait the whole book for him to do it. Sophie’s friendships with the other women in the novel was a highlight for me too. Rachael was great, and I loved the scenes with her.

The mystery was pretty good until the end, and then it fell apart for me. The solution just kind of fell in their laps, and the baddies’ behavior didn’t make sense. I figured out who stole the document pretty early in the proceedings.

I wasn’t really reading it for the mystery—I was reading it for the Nancy Campbell Allen, because I must read all her books and meet her wonderful characters. Her strength is in writing swoony romance with smart, kind, reasonable characters—the first kiss in this book is a doozy—and that more than makes up for clunky dismounts in some of her books’ mystery plots.

I’m glad I finally got to this one. It has the same reader as my favorite Allen novel Kiss of the Spindle, which is probably due for a reread. Justine Eyre is a swell narrator, with a good range of voices and accents. I sped her up to 1.2 speed, which was perfect. I was into it enough, though, that I grabbed a print copy to blow through it faster. ( )
  Harks | Dec 17, 2022 |
Before he inherited his title as the Earl of Wilshire, Anthony Blake had been involved in highly secretive work for the British Government. This career ended when he took up the reins of his title and had fallen in love and was on verge of proposing marriage to Sophia Elliot. Unfortunately he is forced to resume his undercover work and go on the hunt for some valuable stolen documents and the thief who stole them. In order to protect Sophia, he had to step away from the romance and pretend that he had no interest in her beyond friendship, leaving her devastated and uncertain of what just happened.

After two years, he is still on hunt and the search leads him to India, where who should he meet but Sophia who has arrived as part of the “fishing fleet”. He still loves her but cannot say anything. She still loves him, but believes he only wants her friendship. As these two dance around each other, they also become involved in the intrigue and mystery that Anthony’s espionage work generates.

I found The Secret of India Orchid by Nancy Campbell Allen mildly entertaining. I liked the characters and enjoyed the flirtatious banter between them and I appreciated the exotic setting, in fact, much of this book reminded me of the Pink Carnation series. Some of the espionage parts were a little overdone and I never had any doubt of the outcome but overall this light historical romance was a refreshing break from some of my more serious reads. ( )
  DeltaQueen50 | Jul 20, 2021 |
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Anthony Blake is in love with his best friend’s sister, Sophia Elliot. He is more than certain that she has feelings for him too. But his plans to court her properly are overpowered by higher forces. He has to resume his role as undercover spy for the Crown. A secret document that includes a list of the names of all the Crown’s secret spies, as well as his own has gone missing. In order to protect Sophia and his loved ones, he cuts all ties to them and resumes his cover life of the womanizer playboy.

After Anthony’s departure, Sophia is heartbroken and confused. She is now not sure if she had mistaken Anthony;s behavior of anything more than a kind and gentle friend’s. Therefore, she travels to India, hoping to find herself and peace somewhere that doesn’t remind her of him. Instead, he is exactly what she finds, as well as a mystery of a missing sea captain, a possible murder and a plot that could involve the prince of India.

This story is so much more than a romantic love story. Sophia is such a wonderful young woman. She cares about other people, especially about little children and young ladies in a way no other person would. She is clever and smart and brilliant and she seems to adapt oh so easily in any case and every scenario. She doesn’t just change her mind of what she had been thinking of Anthony over the past few years that he was away, but she slowly and steadily comes in peace with the current situation.

The story takes place entirely in India, which as the Regency times this was such a fascinating place. Princes and princesses, riding elephants and wearing colorful and vivid saris is something that if used in the right way can present a wonderful picture! And the author did a wonderful job with the descriptions of places, flowers and walks around the bazaar.

The love story was very sweet. They both had feelings and they had their reasons to be careful about how they treat each other and what the show, but one cannot really hide love, can they? They were such a beautiful couple and I really liked how they seemed so good together! Having the same way of thinking and the same beliefs!

Thank you to NetGalley for an advance copy of this book. The views expressed are my personal and honest opinion. ( )
  GeorgiaKo | Dec 1, 2020 |
India, a grand setting for love, betrayal and threat.

Sophia Elliot is distraught when her brother's best friend unaccountably takes himself off to the continent with his only word being some idiocy about them being best friends.
For Sophia, their time together had been more than that. Indeed she'd thought Anthony Blake, the Earl of Wilshire felt likewise. The signs were all there.
Anthony, is in reality an English spy and he's been called back into service on the eve of him declaring his intentions towards Sophia. The task he's charged with reveals that Sophia along with many others are in danger. A coded document detailing the English spy network, their names and their loved ones has been stolen. The whole network maybe compromised unless Anthony can track it down.
Two years later Sophia decides to join the Fishing Fleet for Bombay (This was the name given to the annual exodus of young women to India seeking husbands each season).
And it's here that Sophia unexpectedly comes face to face with Anthony. Can Sophia survive this test? Can Anthony? And what of Anthony's task? A task that's dragged him across the continent all this time and now here. Why has his path led him to Bombay?
The mystery continues as Sophia and Anthony try to take up the reins of a relationship defined as friendship, with the beating heart of love barely disguised.
Allen brings alive the times and the colour of India, all underscored by the heady secrets revealed. Alongside this Allen hints at the disparagement and clashes between these two cultures.
To my mind the title, Secret of the India Orchid reflects the exoticness, the culture, the flora and fauna of a setting that the finále of Anthony's search deserves, bringing the secrets of love and betrayal that intertwine to a satisfying conclusion.

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  eyes.2c | Aug 1, 2017 |
This is a charming, good read. I loved the location. It added to the story. Although, to be honest, Anthony was not that good of a spy. He kind of had his cover blown with Sophia. Yet, she may not have truly known he was a spy but still, he had help from others. This is why he was able to get the job done.

Regarding the romance. It was mild. As Anthony was supposed to stay in character, his advances and displays of affection towards Sophia were kept to a minimum. While, Anthony was good, it was Sophia that had my vote. She was not like the rest of the women. She went against the flow. For example, she showed up at a costume party wearing men's clothing. In addition, when she received threats, she did not sit down and let others protect her. In fact, this made her more motivated to help solve the case. The author captivated me with this story and the characters. Now that the "secret" is out, I plan to check out other books from this author. ( )
  Cherylk | Jul 18, 2017 |
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Anthony Blake is in love with his best friend's sister, Sophia Elliot. But his plans to court her are put on hold when he is forced to resume his role as an undercover spy for the Crown. A secret document listing the names of the entire network of British spies-including his own-has been stolen. To protect Sophia, Anthony cuts off all ties to her and exchanges his life as an honorable earl for the façade of a flirtatious playboy. Heartbroken and confused, Sophia travels to India, hoping to find healing in one of the most exotic regions of the British Empire. But the exotic land isn't as restful as she had hoped. Instead, she finds herself embroiled in a mystery of a missing sea captain, a possible murder, and a plot that could involve the prince of India. And when Anthony appears at the British Residency, asking questions and keeping his distance from her, she is stunned. She still loves him, and, in her heart, she knows he loves her too. But how can she rebuild her relationship with him if he won't confide in her? Does she dare offer her heart to him a second time, or will their love be lost under the India sun?

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