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Publisher's Summary

"James Bond meets Jane Austen!"
An enigmatic woman, a determined spy, and a love that could shake the foundations of Europe...
"Heartless" Cordelia Bering refuses every marriage offer she receives. Yet men still try to win her, drawn by her sharp wit and intoxicating green eyes. But Cordelia knows a marriage could reveal her deepest secret and truly endanger her life. Besides, she hasn't met a man worth considering, until...
Sebastien Thorne, a spy in the service of the Crown. One of the elite agents in the group known as the Zodiac, he comes to London determined to solve a mystery with roots on the Continent. He won't let anything distract him. But is Cordelia a distraction, or the key to the mystery? As he learns more about the "heartless" woman, he becomes embroiled in a design that could change the future...and Cordelia is at the center of it all.
A Heartless Design is the first book in the Secrets of the Zodiac, a series that blends romantic suspense with the rich background of the Regency period.
©2013 Elizabeth Cole (P)2014 Elizabeth Cole
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5 out of 5 stars
By XmasMom on 01-23-15

Marian Hussey keeps it Captivating

Marian Hussey does a real good job. Liked her voice not to high nor low.

She can change the tone and intonation and do good accents for the characters.
Liked the story, like the mixed matched household help from the butler to the maids and all in between.
Liked the way it flowed smoothly, the action is right there almost at the beginning and it did keep me interested.
The spy and the lady do go round for round and finally do get together.
I think it was interesting enough that I will look for other books cause I'm sure Jacques, the young man who helped her in France will return in them and they didn't catch one of the bad guys.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Granny Bee on 11-30-15


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This was a joy to read and listen to as I have both the book and the Audible version. Very well written and things constantly happening to hold the listener or reader's interest. Marian Hussey's narration was flawless. The way she spoke the French character's English lines was perfect. Reminded me so much of Montreal....Thoroughly enjoyed this novel and narration.

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