A Beautiful Disguise

series: Imposters, The

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In Edwardian London, not all that glitters is gold as a lady and an intelligence officer's secret mission take them from the city's dazzling ballrooms to its covert intelligence offices.

Sir Merritt Livingstone has spent a decade serving the monarch in the field, but when pneumonia lands him behind a desk in the War Office Intelligence Division just as they're creating a new secret intelligence branch, he's intent on showing his worth. He suspects an aristocrat of leaking information to Germany as tensions mount between the two countries, but he needs someone to help him prove it, so he turns to The Imposters, Ltd. No one knows who they are, but their results are beyond compare.

Left with an estate on the brink of bankruptcy after their father's death, Lady Marigold Fairfax and her brother open a private investigation firm for the elite to spy on the elite. Dubbed The Imposters, Ltd., their anonymous group soon becomes the go-to for the crème of society who want answers delivered surreptitiously. But the many secrets Marigold learns about her peers pale in comparison to her shock when she and her brother are hired to investigate her best friend's father as a potential traitor.

Lady Marigold is determined to discover the truth for her friend's sake, and she's more determined still to keep her heart from getting involved with this enigmatic new client . . . who can't possibly be as noble as he seems.

"White's well-woven plot is engaging from start to finish with delightful threads of mystery, romance, and inspiration."--CARRIE TURANSKY, award-winning author


There are few things more joyous than stepping into the pages of a Roseanna White novel. A Beautiful Disguise has all of the hallmarks of this beloved author's resplendent fiction: pitch-perfect historical research, a thrilling setting and perfectly paced plot, and a love story that sparks as wonderfully as Lady Marigold's effervescent intelligence and charm. An unputdownable delight by a true master. 

Rachel McMillan, author of The Mozart Code and Operation Scarlet

Roseanna White begins her new English historical series, The Imposters, with an intriguing story featuring a fearless heroine who disguises herself to spy on London's elite--when she's not flying on a high trapeze or playing with her retired circus lion. The loyal military hero shines as a worthy suitor and investigation partner. White's well-woven plot is engaging from start to finish with delightful threads of mystery, romance, and inspiration.

Carrie Turansky, award-winning author of No Journey Too Far and The Legacy of Longdale Manor

The Author

  1. Roseanna M. White

    Roseanna M. White

    Roseanna M. White (RoseannaMWhite.com) is a bestselling, Christy Award-winning author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she's homeschooling, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean...

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"A Beautiful Disguise includes many suspenseful scenes and unexpected twists . . . [a] fascinating novel."