Thursday, November 18, 2021

The Debutante's Code by Erica Vetsch Blog Tour

About the Book:

Jane Austen meets Sherlock Holmes in this new Regency mystery series

Newly returned from finishing school, Lady Juliette Thorndike is ready to debut in London society. Due to her years away, she hasn't spent much time with her parents, and sees them only as the flighty, dilettante couple the other nobles love. But when they disappear, she discovers she never really knew them at all. They've been living double lives as government spies--and they're only the latest in a long history of espionage that is the family's legacy.

Now Lady Juliette is determined to continue their work. Mentored by her uncle, she plunges into the dangerous world of spies. From the glittering ballrooms of London to the fox hunts, regattas, and soirees of country high society, she must chase down hidden clues, solve the mysterious code her parents left behind, and stay out of danger. All the while, she has to keep her endeavors a secret from her best friend and her suitors--not to mention the nosy, irritatingly handsome Bow Street runner, who suspects her of a daring theft.

Can Lady Juliette outwit her enemies and complete her parents' last mission?

Best-selling author Erica Vetsch is back with a rollicking, exciting new series destined to be a hit with Regency readers who enjoy a touch of mystery in their love stories. Fans of Julie Klassen, Sarah Ladd, and Anne Perry will love the wit, action, and romance.

Click here to read an excerpt.


My Review:

This novel was not only entertaining but informative. I always appreciate learning something when I read historical fiction and this novel provided insights into spies during the Regency era. There's stolen art involved and the Author's Note gives great information on the art and artifacts mentioned.

Vetsch has crafted a good heroine too. I like Lady Juliette. I could really identify with her wanting to be where the action was happening. I liked that she was good at code breaking thanks to her father's coded letters to her. And I like Daniel, a Bow Street investigator. He gives readers a good sense of how crimes were investigated at the time. I can see future adventures involving Juliette and Daniel, perhaps even a possible romance despite their difference in social circles.

I liked the combination of mystery and espionage. Vetsch has done a great job setting this novel firmly in the society and culture of the day. There is another in the series already in progress and I will be watching for it.

My rating: 4/5 stars.


About the Author:

Erica Vetsch is a New York Times best-selling and ACFW Carol Award–winning author. She is a transplanted Kansan now living in Minnesota with her husband, who she claims is both her total opposite and soul mate.

Vetsch is the author of many novellas and novels, including the popular Serendipity & Secrets Regency series and the new Thorndike & Swann Regency Mystery series

Vetsch loves Jesus, history, romance, and sports. When she’s not writing fiction, she’s planning her next trip to a history museum and cheering on her Kansas Jayhawks and New Zealand All Blacks.

Learn more about Erica Vetsch and her books at She can also be found on Facebook (@EricaVetschAuthor)Instagram (@EricaVetsch) and Pinterest (Erica Vetsch).

I received a complimentary egalley of this book through I Read With Audra. My comments are an independent and honest review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by I Read With Audra.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)


Cindy said...

I am also on the tour but have not read the book yet. I am looking forward to it :)

Erica Vetsch said...

Thank you so much for hosting The Debutante's Code on your blog, and for your kind review!