Aimee is looking for a book that she remembers from years ago – but can only recall a few sketchy details:
I am desperately (in bodice ripping fashion) hoping that you can help me with the title of a 80's-90's romance. The basic plot centered on a female British spy/code cracker working as a ladies maid who has to downplay her looks, especially her “silver” hair …. the book made a big deal about the hair color.
A strange and fascinating stranger arrives who turns out to also be a spy. There is intrigue, mayhem, then yadda yadda yadda the hero kidnaps the heroine and drags her to America by boat to help stop a plot orchestrated by Napoleon. I think the bad guy was referred to as The Spider. There is the requisite horrible misunderstanding when they arrive in America, driving them apart before foiling the plot, while the heroine wears a fabulous gown that in description would rival Grace Kelly's gold costume dress in “To Catch A Thief”.
I would really love to have this one back. Help me SB's, you're my only hope!
Ok, that gown has me surrounded by deep swirling fantasies wherein I could not only wear a gown like that but also go to the bathroom unassissted while wearing it. HA. Do you recall this book?