An enigmatic woman, a determined spy, and a design 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 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 secrets, plots, and 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 the sensibilities of modern romantic suspense with the rich background of the Regency period.
★★★★★ “Mystery, suspense, and romance combine to create a thoroughly enjoyable beginning to the Secrets of the Zodiac series.” – Lori, Lusty Penguin
★★★★★ “Ms. Cole is a masterful storyteller who brings her characters to life on the pages of her story as well as intrigue and mystery!” – April, My Book Addiction and More
★★★★ “Cordelia is exactly the sort of historical heroine I adore: a woman who knows what she wants.” – Susanna, Susanna’s Parlour
About The Author
Elizabeth Cole is a romance author with a penchant for history, which is why she lives in an old house in an old city. She can be found hanging around libraries and archives, or curled in a corner reading, cat on lap. She believes in love at first sight. Then again, she also believes that mac ‘n’ cheese is a healthy breakfast, so don’t trust her judgment on everything.
Elizabeth is currently writing her SECRETS OF THE ZODIAC series of romantic spy thrillers set in the Regency period. The second novel, codenamed RECKLESS, is due out early next year. Find out about new releases at skysparkbooks.com/newsletter