Monday, April 1, 2024

A Noble Scheme by Roseanna M. White (Austenprose PR Book Tour)


Title:  A Noble Scheme (The Imposters #2)

Author:  Roseanna M. White

Narrated by:  Susan Lyons

Publisher:  Recorded Books

Length: Approximately 10 hours and 30 minutes

Source: Purchased from  Thank-you Bethany House and Austenprose for the review copy of the physical book.

What colors catch your attention when you see a book cover?  I thought the turquoise colors of the dress on this cover was very eye catching and it made me want to read this novel.

The Imposters are investigators that help London’s high society with difficult problems.  Gemma Parker, is a columnist who uses her cover as writing for high society events to look for information behind the scenes.  Graham Wharton has always loved Gemma, but after she left him, he has not been able to move on.  Graham and Gemma are working together on the latest case to find a missing boy, and Graham hopes to win Gemma back.  Will they find the missing boy and will Graham win Gemma back?

My thoughts on this novel:

·       I greatly enjoyed the first book in this series, A Beautiful Disguise, I loved this follow-up even more.  It was nice to see characters that I enjoyed from the first book return.  That being said, I think you could read this book as a standalone.

·       A Noble Scheme is a historical mystery set during the Edwardian time period in England.

·       This book really took a turn for me in the middle and I don’t want to ruin it for anyone else by giving away too much information.  I will say that the story turned out to be a story about grief, forgiveness, and being able to find your way back to God after a traumatic event.  I was shocked by the story halfway through and I couldn’t put the book down after that point.

·      This book is a clean read with a wonderful second chance romance story.

·       This novel explores the Christian themes of forgiveness as well as finding your way back to your faith.  I thought it covered these themes in a very thoughtful way.

·       I loved that the entire mystery also included the themes of grief and forgiveness as well.  I did not guess where this mystery was going and it had a satisfying ending.

·       As I have been doing a lot lately, I started this one in print and moved to audiobook with a lot of driving I’ve been doing lately.  It’s a great book in either format.

·       Narrator Susan Lyons is a great voice actor and had unique voices for the characters in this novel.  It was a pleasure to listen to.

·       The author’s note at the end of the novel gave a great account of how author Roseanna M. White came up with the idea for this series and for this book in particular.  It was very interesting and showed how she put together this heartfelt novel.

·       Discussion questions were also included, and I think this would be a very interesting book to discuss at a book club.

Overall, A Noble Scheme was a great historical mystery with a deep, thoughtful look into grief and forgiveness.  I was riveted and I highly recommend this novel.


In the opulent and perilous world of high society's most elite—and most dangerous—families, two investigators must set aside their broken hearts to uncover the truth.

Gemma Parks is known to the London elite as G. M. Parker, a columnist renowned for her commentary on the cream of society. Behind the scenes, she uses her talents to aid the Imposters in their investigations by gathering intel at events and providing alibis for the firm's members through her columns. Yet her clandestine work would be more exhilarating if it weren't for the constant presence of the gentleman who broke her heart.

Graham Wharton has never had eyes for anyone but Gemma, and she left his heart in tatters when she walked away from him. When the Imposters take on a new job to recover a kidnapped boy mistaken for his aristocratic cousin, Graham is determined to use the time with Gemma to not only restore the missing boy, but to also win back the only woman he's ever loved. As they trace the clues laid out before them, Graham and Gemma must devise a noble scheme to save the boy's life and heal their hearts.


Roseanna M. White ( 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 itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books. . .to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary.


  1. Laura, I'm glad you enjoyed this historical mystery. Wonderful review, as always!

  2. Thanks for sharing this review with the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge.