A Royal Affair

A Royal Affair

More goes wrong than could be imagined when Iris Sparks and Gwendolyn Bainbridge of The Right Sort Marriage Bureau are unexpectedly engaged to dig into the past of a suitor of a royal princess in Allison Montclair’s delightful second novel, A Royal Affair.

In London 1946, The Right Sort Marriage Bureau is just beginning to take off and the proprietors, Miss Iris Sparks and Mrs. Gwendolyn Bainbridge, are in need of a bigger office and a secretary to handle the growing demand. Unfortunately, they don't yet have the necessary means. So when a woman arrives—a cousin of Gwen's—with an interesting and quite remunerative proposition, they two of them are all ears.

The cousin, one Lady Matheson, works for the Queen in "some capacity" and is in need of some discreet investigation. It seems that the Princess Elizabeth has developed feelings for a dashing Greek prince and a blackmail note has arrived, alluding to some potentially damaging information about said prince. Wanting to keep this out of the palace gossip circles, but also needing to find out what skeletons might lurk in the prince's closet, the palace has quietly turned to Gwen and Iris. Without causing a stir, the two of them must now find out what secrets lurk in the prince's past, before his engagement to the future Queen of England is announced. And there's more at stake than the future of the Empire —there is their potential new office that lies in the balance.

Title:A Royal Affair
ISBN:9781250178398
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    A Royal Affair Reviews

  • Barb in Maryland

    A quick read of the blurb will reveal that the author is involving real people, who are of note and who are still living, in the plot of this book. I did cringe a bit when I first read the book descri...

  • The Lit Bitch

    After reading the first book in this new historical mystery series last year at about this same time, I was eager to read the next installment and see how well the next mystery satisfied.I remembered ...

  • eyes.2c

    Two unusual women ... and intrigue!This continuation of the series is as good as its predecessor. London 1946 and The Right Sort Marriage Bureau owners Iris Sparks and Gwendolyn Bainbridge who were bo...

  • Lynn

    I enjoyed the first book in the series The Right Sort of Man so I was eager to read the second book A Royal Affair.I have been debating between a 3 star and or a 4 star rating. The three star due to t...

  • Susan Johnson

    I quite enjoyed this second book in this new series. Sparks and Bainbridge are two friends who run a marriage bureau. This seems to be a forerunner of a dating site but apparently more serious. They g...

  • Cathy Cole

    Having enjoyed the first book in the series, The Right Sort of Man, a great deal, I looked forward to A Royal Affair with a great deal of anticipation. I am so happy to say that this second book met a...

  • Nursebookie

    A ROYAL AFFAIRBy Allison Montclair“A Royal Affair” is the second in the Sparks and Bainbridge series, and what a wonderful and enjoyable read this one was for me. I really enjoy a fantastic cozy a...

  • Whitney

    Thank you to the publisher for the free e-galley. A Royal Affair follows the hilarious and exciting post-WW2 adventures of Iris and Gwen, owners of the Right Sort Marriage Bureau. Iris, an ex-spy, and...

  • Cathy

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Iris Sparks and Gwendolyn Bainbridge of The Right Sort Marriage Bureau are enlisted to investigate the prince about to be engaged to Princess Elizabeth. It tak...

  • Niki (mustreadalltheromance)

    In 1946, Post-War London, Miss Iris Sparks and Mrs. Gwendolyn Bainbridge are finding that their risk-taking is paying off and their fledgling business, The Right Sort Marriage Bureau, is beginning to ...