CAN'T-WAIT WEDNESDAY: I Can't Wait for Lilies, Lies and Love by Jackie French

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Miss Lily's Lovely Ladies is a wonderful espionage series from Australian author Jackie French. At the moment there are three books available that take the series from World War I to 1929; come March 2020, there will be a fourth set in 1936. I'm so pleased this series didn't end with the third book!


As the King of England wavers between duty and love, Sophie knows that she must choose duty.

The year is 1936 and the new King Edward VIII wishes to marry American divorcee, and suspected German agent, Wallis Simpson. Top-secret documents that the king must read and sign are being neglected for weeks, and some are even turning up in Berlin.

And as Germany grows its military might with many thousands of new fighter planes every year, Britain and its empire are under increasing threat.

Can Miss Lily's most successful protege, Sophie Vaile, the Countess of Shillings, seduce the new king, prevent his marriage to Wallis Simpson, and turn him from fascism?

And if a man can sacrifice his life for his country, should a woman hesitate to sacrifice her honour?

Based on new correspondence found in German archives, Lilies, Love and Lies is a work of fiction.

Or is it?

Release Date: 23rd March, 2020
Publisher: Harper Collins, Australia
Format: Paperback
Genre: Historical Fiction, Thrillers, Espionage


  1. I love espionage books, especially when they feature women. This sounds like a great series. I will have to give it a try. I hope you love Lilies, Lies and Love when you read it! Happy Reading!

    1. It is an unusual one, with lots of women and also features an unusual romance. Please try it, I'm sure you'll be captivated as I was.