Debutante's Code by Erica Vetsch ~ Book Review

December 28, 2021


About the Book 

Book: The Debutante's Code
Author: Erica Vetsch
Genre: Christian Regency Mystery

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 spy craft. 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 nosy, irritatingly handsome Bow Street runner Daniel Swann, who suspects her of a daring theft.

Can Lady Juliette outwit her enemies and complete her parents' last mission? Or will it lead her to a terrible end?

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.

My Thoughts 

I thought this story was pretty good. Vetsch did a great job at writing the character of Lady Juliette. She was smart and strong lead. I really enjoyed the parts where she was trying to figure out who she was about to become. The mystery part of the book was a bit weak for me. I was able to figure out what her parents were up to and the situation with Daniel Swann. That being said it was very entertaining and enjoyable to read. I do wish there would've been a bit more romance but alas that is not the focus of the book. 

Overall I thought it was pretty good and if you enjoy mysteries and regency stories you will enjoy this one so I suggest you grab it!

My Rating: 3 Stars/Liked it

I received a copy of this book through Read with Audra. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.


About the Author

Best-selling, award-winning author Erica Vetsch loves Jesus, history, romance, and sports. She’s a transplanted Kansan now living in Minnesota, and she married her total opposite and soul mate! 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. You can connect with her at her website, where you can read about her books and sign up for her newsletter, and you can find her online at where she spends way too much time!

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