A Noble Scheme – The Imposters, Book 2

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Gemma Parks is known throughout high society as G. M. Parker, a columnist renowned for her commentary on the cream of society. Behind the scenes, she uses her talent to aid the Imposters in their investigations by gathering intel at events and providing alibis for the elite 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 soul 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 not only to restore the missing boy, but also to win back the only woman he's ever loved. As they trace the clues laid out before them, Graham must devise a noble scheme to save the boy's life and heal their hearts.

Christy Award-winning author Roseanna M. White whisks you away to Edwardian-era England in an exhilarating tale of glamor, intrigue, and romance set among high society's most elite--and most dangerous--families.


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7 reviews for A Noble Scheme – The Imposters, Book 2

  1. Faith

    A gripping drama, full of suspense, romance, and a strong core of faith, in this second installment of The Imposters.

    A desperate plea for help leads the Imposters into a high stakes case of mistaken identity, extortion, and family ties. Marigold and Merritt are newly married and the whole team is adjusting to the changes, while Gemma and Graham must face the wedge that has grown between them while racing to save the life of a missing boy.

    Gemma and Graham are the less flashy members of the team, gathering information in the details, I liked that they were forced to face each other and what happened. The author weaves a complex and satisfying tale, with strong themes of forgiveness and restoration of relationships, blended with a sense of urgency in this high stakes plot.

    I also loved the glimpses of Yate’s whimsy and heart, as he looks to the future of the Imposters.

    Overall, this was everything I wanted from the next installment of this series, and more. Solid themes of faith, alongside daring adventure for a noble cause, romance, and more. Highly recommend!

    I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

  2. Connie Porter Saunders

    I’ve often been guilty of claiming that her latest book is my favorite and this book is no exception! A Noble Scheme has everything that I’ve come to expect in a Roseanna M. White story: well-defined characters, an exciting adventure, a lovely romance, and witty banter to make me smile. There is, however, an emotional aspect that tugged at my heart and attacked my senses. How can anyone endure the loss of a child and not be changed? What if a seemingly unbreakable bond is severely damaged? Is there a point when it all appears hopeless?

    I found myself grabbing tissues as I read about Gemma and Graham’s efforts to work together after a year of being apart. An intriguing mystery surrounding a missing child triggers raw and painful emotions for this couple and explains their severed friendship. Finally, we understand the depth of their suffering and we’re given a glimpse of their true relationship!

    I was deeply moved by this poignant journey of love, loss, and grief that leads to healing, forgiveness, and a return to faith. A Noble Scheme is a stunning historical Christian novel!

    I received a copy of this book from the author and publisher. There was no obligation for a positive review.

  3. Erin Slocum

    A Noble Scheme is the wonderful second book in a fun series that you’re not going to want to miss! I couldn’t wait to start it! Book one is A Beautiful Disguise. If you’ve read book one then you know how I felt. I was waiting for book two and really not patiently at all. I had to know why Gemma didn’t want anything to do with Graham and why they had such tension between them! And let me tell you, it wasn’t what I thought or even anything I could imagine!

    I can’t give away details but woah guys. You need to read this book. And can I just say that I cried while reading it. Yes, I was pregnant the first time I read the book. And why yes that does indicate I’ve read the book twice already! The first time on Kindle and the second time as a paperback! But I was postpartum the second time reading it, already knew what was going to happen, and still cried. So maybe just have some Kleenexes nearby okay?

    We do see the main characters from book one in this one as well. It was so good to catch back up with them and see what their lives had become like. Oh and of course The Imposters is still going strong! Gotta love their investigations!

    Oh, it’s so good! Carve out one day and read the whole thing in one setting. And then carve out another block of time to read it again because it’s amazing and you’re going to read it twice. But make sure you read the first book first so you know the characters and the back story of book one. You could read this as a stand-alone but why would you want to do that?!

    Gemma has some hostility towards Graham. We don’t know why. But we get the impression that they have had a relationship in the past and it soured but we have no idea why. We also have no idea why she refuses to give even a little bit. She can’t let him have a small bit and even their interactions for The Imposters aren’t exactly civil.

    Two boys. The best of friends. They’re cousins. They look alike. But one’s father wants to forget that the other part of the family exists. So when it’s his nephew and not his son that goes missing he has no intention of paying the ransom. The kidnapped boy’s father comes to The Imposters for help though he can’t pay. He loves his son and wants him back whatever the cost.

    And that’s how The Imposters get involved in the case. And how Graham and Gemma find themselves working together to solve the case. But can they unravel who is behind the kidnapping and save the boy (or rather is it boys-shh don’t tell I told you) before it’s too late?

    This fast-paced book will have you biting your nails and crying plus raging against evil but also sighing over the good. It’s wonderful. It’s amazing. And I’m ready for the next book!

    I have voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author/publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC regulations.

  4. Sarah

    Wow! Not what I was expecting at all! While there was one twist that totally threw me for a loop, I am pretty pleased with myself for mostly figuring out the pieces that put the puzzle together. Maybe I can apply to join The Imposters, Ltd.

    This story is a little different from Roseanna’s usual work. The subject is quite weighty (though done very well and gently). Our characters are wrestling with heavy things like guilt, betrayal, grief, unforgiveness, and anger, just to name a few. We are thrown blind into their turmoil and I kept trying to guess what might be behind it all. Well, I never saw it coming, that’s for sure! And yet, it made so much sense!

    Forgiveness is a huge theme in this book. That is timely, since I am working through a non-fiction book on the subject and have been talking to a friend about this topic a lot. It can be so hard to forgive, whether that is yourself, another, or even God.

    There is more emphasis on the characters’ growth and development than on the case The Imposters are solving, though that is there and it is very interesting. As I said, I did put a lot of it together before our investigators but there were still a few surprises.

    It was delightful to be with The Imposters again, and to see how Merritt is fitting in with the crew. I look forward to seeing how this series is wrapped up with Yates’ story!

    I was on the Launch Team for this book and received an advanced copy for review. All opinions are my own and a favorable review was not required.

  5. Erin L.

    This was a beautiful story of complete surrender, forgiveness and second chances. This is book 2 in The Imposters series. While the story itself could stand alone, I would recommend reading this series in order if possible as the Imposters as a whole were introduced in book 1. You wouldn’t feel lost without book 1, but if you’ve read both books, you have a fuller picture of who the Imposters are. Those who have read book 1 will be familiar with the characters and this book gives insight into the conflict between Gemma and Graham, 2 of the members of this elite detective agency. At the end of book 1, all we know is that Gemma can’t stand to be in the same room as Graham and that he is dissatisfied with that and wants a relationship with Gemma back. It is in this story that we find out why. When a young boy is kidnapped in a case of mistaken identity, both Gemma and Graham have the means to get to where he is expected to be held captive, and must set their differences aside to work together. It is only because a child’s life is at stake that Gemma is willing. And Graham wants to use this opportunity to woo her back.

    With the mystery surrounding the kidnapping and such, there is plenty of story here that kept me turning pages. But in the depths of the story was the character development. In seeing what had driven the 2 main characters apart, I was struck with empathy for both parties. With the emotional toll of the case and the rushed timeline to rescue a boy at risk, they can’t afford to let the emotions of being stuck together create a distraction either. But because of all of these factors, both of our main characters come to a place of brokenness before Jesus and a beautiful tale of redemption is told. Tears flowed as I read these portions because of the beauty that comes from surrender and healing in Christ. The faith thread in this one is rock solid as both Gemma and Graham come to a point of full surrender to Christ and allow Him to bring His healing to their lives and their relationship as He was the only one who can. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters of Gemma and Graham and loved how they grew through the story. I loved their love story and hurt with them and cheered them on. I appreciated that the “villain” in this story wasn’t particularly villainous as well. This book had all the feels. There were a few laughs, because that’s who Roseanna M. White is, but there was definitely some heart-rending. Though this book dealt with some heavy subject matter (trigger warning – child death is a theme throughout), the book didn’t feel overly heavy or oppressive and there was hope shining through, even at the end when it seemed hopeless for one particular character. This is a book that will tear your heart to shreds and then put it back together a little more whole. It’s one I definitely recommend as well as the series as a whole.

    Special thanks to the author and publisher for an advance copy of this novel. I was under no obligation to provide a review and the thoughts contained herein are my own.

  6. Melissa D.

    “Words were wily things-but they were miraculous too.”

    What a poignant, achingly tender second chance love story. Warning, have the tissues handy because this book will make you cry. It’s hard to put into words how much A Noble Scheme touched my heart. It has to be one of my favorite Roseanna M. White books and is a powerful story of loss, grief, forgiveness, and suspense.

    After reading the first book in the series, I was intrigued by what caused the rift between Gemma and Graham. The shocking truth behind their estrangement is revealed about half way through. It was a stunning revelation, but one that had been building throughout. Suddenly, Gemma’s hatred and Graham’s lost faith in God made sense. It’s a touching story with such deep, profound emotions as two people find their way back to each other. But, there’s also a mystery to be solved, and the Imposters are on the case to find a little boy who’s been kidnapped. It’s a race against time to try to find him before it’s too late.

    I loved the careful balance between the sacred emotions of grief and loss with the lighthearted, good humor provided by Yates. I’ve grown to love these characters and this book cemented those feelings even more. I especially loved the way the author captured so many emotions in such a tender way with several characters who experience loss, particularly the loss of a child.

    With her characteristic wit, and soul deep characters, Ms. White shares an unforgettable story that’ll stay with me for a long time. It’s definitely a must read for historical romance fans, especially if you enjoy stories with emotional depth, mystery, faith, romance, and a touch of humor. Though part of a series, it can be read as a standalone, however, it’s much more enjoyable if you’ve read the first book in the series. Now I can’t wait for Yates’ story! I received an advanced complimentary copy from the author and publisher. All opinions are my own and voluntarily provided.

  7. Winnie Thomas

    Roseanna M. White is a talented author with a vivid, creative imagination, and I thoroughly love The Imposters team she has dreamed up. A Noble Scheme is the second in the series, and it’s best to read them in order to get all the backstory and fully appreciate the characters.

    “She had learned too well that anger, rage, bitterness, and hatred didn’t ever fill you. They emptied you. Emptied you of life and goodness and the ability to love. And that emptiness left no room for anything else, even the sweet memories.”

    This is a beautiful story of redemption, forgiveness, and hope. It’s the tale of Gemma Parks and Graham Wharton, once the closest of friends but now estranged. I loved these characters and their struggles and growth as they are thrown together to help solve the case of a missing boy. The author is a pro at dreaming up fascinating and engaging characters and plopping them in intriguing situations with plenty of twists and turns.

    This story is filled with suspense, inspiration, romance, and both laughter and tears. The gorgeous cover was enough to make me want to read it, and having read the first book in the series, A Beautiful Disguise, whetted my appetite for more about The Imposters. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series. 4.5 stars

    I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from Bethany House Publishing. All opinions are my own.

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