Spies of our Acquaintance by Brigid Huey

Welcome back to the desk of Interests of a Jane Austen Girl! Wow the summer certainly passed by quickly, I don’t feel like I have made it to summer yet, yikes! But I am pleased to welcome back an author, who have before graced this desk, welcome back Brigid with her new novella, “Spies of our Acquaintance” and it was a pageturner!

French spies in Meryton!

Can the beloved characters of Pride and Prejudice “keep calm and carry on”

when Napoleon’s war comes to their neighborhood?

After Mr Darcy apologizes for insulting her at the Meryton Assembly, Elizabeth Bennet begins to see another side to the gentleman she has sworn to hate forever. As their acquaintance grows into friendship, Elizabeth finds herself intrigued by this man from Derbyshire.

Darcy, meanwhile, cannot stop thinking about Miss Elizabeth. After the nefarious Wickham appears in Meryton, Darcy resolves to warn her of the man’s previous offenses. Matters become more urgent when Wickham proves to be involved in espionage for the French!

When Darcy and Elizabeth are captured by a French spy, they must work together

to find a means of escape. With reputations and hearts at risk,

what consequences will result from their perilous adventure?


A normal day in Meryton for the Bennet sisters,  turn into quite a weird one for witty and clever Elizabeth.
Not only was I totally pleased with the way the plot turned, as Darcy apologised for his insult at the assembly, but he also gave her an idea of the character of a certain “gentleman” and from their feelings start to bloom.But also because they are slowly growing a friendship, which I delighted in reading!

But when Elizabeth observes Wickham and Mr Denny argue outside the milliners in Meryton, she decides to get proof of the character of Wickham, – and from there the wild chase starts.
Since the story takes place during the Napoleonic wars, it was common knowledge that both governments had spies planted to get information about their respective military movements. This is quite crucial in this plot, and let’s just say I couldn’t put the book down, since the pace was fast and the plot was good and Darcy’s and Elizabeth’s feelings have quite  a growing pace!
Loved the story, all the way through! Finished the book in just two days, and that was because I was pacing myself 🤣


Brigid Huey has been in love with Jane Austen since first seeing the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice as a young girl. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two kids, and spends her free time reading and writing. This is her first written Pride and Prejudice variation, though many others live in her imagination.


Website:  https://brigidhuey.com/

Facebook Author Page:  https://www.facebook.com/AuthorBrigidHuey/ 

Email:  brigidhueywrites@gmail.com

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The novella, Spies of Our Acquaintance, may be purchased on Amazon US and Amazon UK. It is available as an eBook, a Paperback, and through Kindle Unlimited. The audiobook, narrated by Stevie Zimmerman, should be released in six to eight weeks.


And FINALLY! There’s a giveaway option! Yay! I can only recommend this story! As all of Brigid’s books, this one is very good!

Meryton Press will give away one eBook for your readers. The giveaway is international.

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