1. A Dangerous Engagement #3
    A Dangerous Engagement #3
    Melanie Dickerson
    Waterfall Press / 2017 / Trade Paperback
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    4 Stars Out Of 5 13 Reviews
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  1. Kansas
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Dangerous Engagement
    January 13, 2018
    Mauri
    Kansas
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I thoroughly enjoyed A Dangerous Engagement, Felicity Mayson's story. She was a supporting character in the first two books of this series. Now it's her turn for romance and for inadvertently becoming involved in intrigue that becomes quite dangerous. One of thirteen children, her merchant father cannot bestow a large dowry on her so she is spurned by young men (or their mothers) who might otherwise find her quite fetching. She receives an invitation from Lady Blackstone (who had been married to Felicity's uncle before his death) to visit her country home. Her aunt, Miss Appleby, accompanies her. Lady Blackstone is certain that her protege, Oliver Ratley, who is wealthy enough so a small dowry doesn't matter, would be the perfect husband for Felicity. He seems quite appealing at first, and Felicity is rather naive, so when he proposes after only a few days, she accepts. That was one of the times I wanted to shake her and say, "What are you thinking!" As she finds out more of what is going on at the estate, she questions her judgement too, to her credit. Among the other guests at the house is Philip McDowell, though he is using the last name of Merrick, since he is a government agent working under cover. Since Felicity is appalled at what the group is planning, she agrees to help Philip while still pretending to be in love with Ratley and support the revolutionaries. There is action, suspense, romance, and even some humor that make this a book not easy to put down.
  2. IL
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Intriguing suspense with sweet romance!
    December 24, 2017
    BethErin
    IL
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Our favorite regency ladies have been weighing the cost of waiting for love against the benefits of marrying for financial security since Lizzy and Jane. Unfortunately, not all gentlemen are Darcys and Bingleys, reader friends!

    Felicity Mason is just about the sweetest girl-next-door yall can imagine. Shes also a tad bit naive, bless her heart. Phillip McDowell is our resident undercover spy but hes no James Bond. Hes a natural at keeping his cool, highly trained, and completely devoted to his monarch and country.

    Dickerson draws readers into the suspenseful plot and softens the edges with a sweet romance. This is an excellent conclusion to a wonderful series!

    I borrowed this title. The opinions expressed are my own.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Danger, Intrigue, and Romance
    October 31, 2017
    Espan Rose
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    From the first page, this book draws you in and doesn't let you go as it takes you on a roller coaster of a journey. I love Melanie Dickerson's stories, and this one does not disappoint. While it isan enjoyable Regency-Romance, it is also a bit of a thriller, blending the two into a unique, and very intriguing, read. Felicity's life is simple, and as only one of numerous children, her prospects for marrying well are slim. But, when she's invited to a house party, and introduced to a man who's taken by her, it seems her life is looking up. Until she unknowingly stumbles into one of the biggest plots against the government. Phillip is honorable, and driven by duty to remove these insurrectionists, but he didn't plan on meeting Felicity, nor finding himself drawn to her. But, when she proves herself, he begins to realize that it will take the both of them to save England, and each other. I loved the romance here, especially the foils of Phillip and Felicity's first suitor, Ratley. And the character development not only of Felicity and Phillip, but some of the side characters, really help bring this story to life. It had me at the edge of my seat from the moment I picked it up until the last page, and I highly recommend it for anyone wanting a light thriller mixed with a beautiful romance.
  4. Oklahoma
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great
    September 25, 2017
    oktobeme
    Oklahoma
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    Melanie is such a wonderful author. I love her books! I've read all of them and eagerly anticipate the next one. "A Dangerous Engagement" takes you to the brink of danger. Felicity needs a husband but is on her way to spinsterhood until a aunt sends for her. Hoping that the man her aunt thinks will be a good marriageable match will be just that, a good match. The danger begins to surface after dead bodies are found, late night excursions, and an Aunt who seems to be two different people. Felicity soon gets her whole world shook up as the truth surfaces for the strange and dangerous behavior. She joins forces with Philip for survival. What will happen? Read the book!!!

    Blessings,

    Karen Hadley

    Rating:5*

    I received this book as a gift and all opinions are my own.
  5. Texas
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Sad this series is over!
    September 18, 2017
    Lindsey from BFCG
    Texas
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    **This is a Books for Christian Girls content review for girls ages 9-19. The Spiritual, Negative, & Sexual Content from this book are honestly listed below. Keep in mind, when reading a BFCG review, ignore the things that don't bother you, but take notice of the things that do.**

    About this book:

    Just as merchants daughter Felicity Mayson is spurned once again because of her meager dowry, she receives an unexpected invitation to Lady Blackstones country home. Being introduced to the wealthy Oliver Ratley is an admitted delight, as is his rather heedless yet inviting proposal of marriage. Only when another of Lady Blackstones handsome guests catches Felicitys attention does she realize that nothing is what it seems at Doverton Hall.

    Government agent Philip McDowell is infiltrating a group of cutthroat revolutionaries led by none other than Lady Blackstone and Ratley. Their devious plot is to overthrow the monarchy, and their unwitting pawn is Felicity. Now Philip needs Felicitys help in discovering the rebels secretsby asking her to maintain cover as Ratleys innocent bride-to-be.

    Philip is duty bound. Felicity is game. Together theyre risking their livesand gambling their heartsto undo a traitorous conspiracy before their dangerous masquerade is exposed.

    Series: Book #3 in The Regency Spies of London series. Review of #1 Here! and #2 Here!

    Spiritual Content- Scriptures are quoted & mentioned; Many Prayers & Thanking God; Church going; Talks about God; Hs are capital when referring to God; Mentions of God; Mentions of thanking & praising God; Mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of those & events in the Bible; Mentions of Christians, their duties, & faiths; Mentions of missionaries & the possibilities of becoming one; Mentions of churches, church going, clergymen/rectors, & sermons; Mentions of a book of prayers; A few mentions of Providence; A couple mentions of Bibles; A couple mentions of blessings & being blessed; A couple mentions of angels; A couple mentions of saints; A mention of Heaven; A mention of biblical beliefs; A mention of a miracle; A mention of monks;

    *Note: A few mentions of pagan rituals & an altar; A mention of damning information.

    Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a form of idiot, and two forms of stupid; A bit of sarcasm; Some eye rolling; Finding a murdered body & blood/bleeding (up to semi-detailed); Fighting, being hit/punch/slapped, pain, injuries, blood/bleeding, held at gunpoint, tied-up, & searched (up to semi-detailed); Being poisoned (barely-above-not-detailed); Passing out; All about mentions of wars, spies, traitors, rebellions/revolutions, treason, arrests, unlawful activities, violence, arguments, bloodshed, fighting, injuries, & deaths; Many mention of the possibility of being murdered/killed, stabbed, or poisoned (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of a murdered body, coming upon it, blood/bleeding, how it happened, the murderer, & screams (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of fighting, being held at gunpoint, someone being hit, being poisoned, pain, injuries, & blood/bleeding (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of killing; Mentions of hangings, beheadings, & the possibility; Mentions of planned assassinations & murders; Mentions of thieves & stealing; Mentions of hunting & hunts; Mentions of alcohol, drinking, & drunks; Mentions of lies, lying, liars, & deceit; Mentions of gossip & rumors; A few mentions of a wife killing her husband (up to semi-detailed); A few mentions of card games, gambling, & debts; A couple mentions of a pregnant woman who was beaten & starved by her husband (she lost the baby as a result); A couple mentions of a work accident & death (barely-above-not-detailed); A couple mentions of prejudice & insensitive comments; A couple mentions of wanting to punch someones nose & it bleeding; A couple mentions of enemies.

    Sexual Content- four hand kisses, seven cheek kisses, three forehead kisses, two almost kisses, five not-detailed kisses, eight barely-above-not-detailed kisses, and three semi-detailed kisses; Wanting to kiss someone (barely-above-not-detailed); Touches, Embraces, Dancing, Nearness, & Warmth/Heat (up to semi-detailed); Blushes; Noticing, Staring, & Smelling; Many mentions of kisses, almost kissing/kisses, kissing, & seeing couples kissing; Mentions of Philips brother who got a maidservant pregnant; Mentions of a wedding night, the marriage bed, & a physical relationship (no details); Mentions of touches, wanting to touch, & seeing couples touching; Mentions of men taking advantage of/liberties with women; Mentions of noticing & staring at lips; Mentions of reputations, impropriety, & scandals; Mentions of flirting & flirts; A few mentions of loose morals; A few mentions of blushes; Love, falling in love & the emotions.

    -Felicity Mayson

    -Philip McDowell

    P.O.V. switches between them

    Set in 1815

    297 pages

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    Pre Teens- One Star

    New Teens- Two Stars

    Early High School Teens- Three Stars

    Older High School Teens- Four Stars

    My personal Rating- Four Stars

    Ooooh, Felicity is a spy as well in this novel like Julia was in the first book of this series! While I didnt enjoy this one as much as the second book, I did still really enjoy it! I was for sure hooked into the plot about two pages in because Felicity had already won me over completely due to that fact shes learn Chinese and is thinking about the idea of becoming a missionary in China. Love her! I also thought it was interesting that shes number 12 of 13 children in her family. The whole plot had adrenaline running throughout it, which kept me fully involved in the story. It was a bit kissy-er than other books by this author, but that was because of the dangerous engagement. ;)

    Im so sad that this series is over now, but it was such a pleasant and enjoyable series by Melanie Dickerson!

    *BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

    *I received this book for free from the Author for this honest review.
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