I have another 2019 project “authors with heart” spotlight and giveaway feature. In these posts, you get to hear about a book and have a chance to win a prize! Each featured author helped with the 2019 Mother's Day thermal bags that were donated to three Washington state Fisher Houses—VA Puget Sound Healthcare System in Seattle, Madigan Army Medical Center at JBLM, and VA Portland Health Care System in Vancouver.

Mary Jo Putney‘s ONCE A SPY is a new release. It's book 4 in her Rogues Redeemed series. Here's what a reviewer had to say about Mary Jo's book:

“From London to Brussels and other less known places, Simon and Suzanne faced quite a few threats, and I felt as though I experienced each event. Anything dealing with real historical episodes seemed very true-to-life, and I though Ms. Putney skillfully wove her own imaginative thoughts in with specific facts. Background is given to let the reader know what took place in any prior books, and I was thrilled for the glimpses of couples who have been featured in the series.”—Amazon Reviewer

Here's the blurb for ONCE A SPY:

Love and survival in the shadow of Waterloo . . .
 
Wearied by his years as a British intelligence officer, Simon Duval resigns his commission after Napoleon’s abdication. Hoping to find new meaning in his life, he returns to England, where he discovers his cousin’s widow, Suzanne Duval, the Comtesse de Chambron. Working as a seamstress, living in reduced circumstances, Suzanne has had a life as complicated as Simon’s. While both believe they are beyond love, their sympathetic bond leads him to propose a marriage of companionship, and Suzanne accepts.

She didn't want or expect a true marriage, but as Suzanne joins Simon in a search for his long missing foster brother, warmth and caring begin to heal both their scars—and a powerful passion sparks between them. Then news from France threatens to disrupt their happiness. Napoleon has escaped from Elba and Wellington personally asks Simon to help prevent another devastating war. Only this time, Simon does not go into danger alone. He and Suzanne will face deadly peril together, and pray that love will carry them through . . .

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If you love big, juicy historical romances full of researched details, you won't want to miss the latest installment from Mary Jo. You can revisit with characters from the earlier books in the series, too, but each is standalone! I love the premise of a marriage of companionship! I can't wait to see what happens. What do you think?

Tell me in the comment section to be entered to win a $5 Amazon gift card (sent via email). If the winner would rather have a Starbucks e-card, that's okay, too! I'll pick the winner from the comment section using random.org and announce the name next Monday morning (October 14th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, October 21st to claim their prize so please check back to see if you won. I do not contact winners.

*** The winner is Sue Camera! Please see comments on how to claim your prize! ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Tuesday, October 8th to Monday, October 14th at 6 am PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using random.org and must claim their prize by 10/21/19. Odds of winning are determined by the number of entries. Not responsible for loss or damage during shipping. Unclaimed prizes will be given away at a later date, either here on the website or on my Facebook page. Void where prohibited.

A special thanks to Mary Jo for sponsoring tote bags and donating books and bookmarks for the Seattle/JBLM/OR VA Fisher House moms on Mother's Day.