This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Realms (May 15, 2012)
Jillian Kent

Jillian Kent is a busy writer and the alter ego of Jill Nutter, a full-time counselor.

Jill spent the first semester of her senior year of college at Oxford studying British Literature, where she fell in love with England. During this season, she came to appreciate the written word, the rich imagery of romantic poetry like The Highwayman, and historical novels of many types, including Jane Austen and all things Regency.

Jill received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Bethany College in West Virginia, and her Masters Degree in Social Work from WVU, and she brings her fascination with different cultures and societies into her writing.

Jill has always been a romantic at heart, so readers will find a good dose of romance woven through each of her novels. Jill, her husband Randy, and children Katie and Meghan are animal lovers. They currently own two dogs, Boo-Boo and Bandit and a menagerie of cats, Lucky, Yuma, Snow, and Holden. Critters of all assortments make their appearance in her stories.


How much can you really know about someone?

Lady Victoria Grayson has always considered herself a keen observer of human behavior. After battling a chronic childhood illness that kept her homebound for years, she journeys to London determined to have the adventure of a lifetime.

Jaded by his wartime profession as a spy, Lord Witt understands, more than most, that everyone is not always who they pretend to be. He meets Victoria after the Regent requests an investigation into the activities of her physician brother, Lord Ravensmoore.

Witt and Victoria become increasingly entangled in a plot targeting the lords of Parliament. Victoria is forced to question how well she knows those close to her while challenging Witt’s cynical nature and doubts about God. Together they must confront their pasts in order to solve a mystery that could devastate their future.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Chameleon, go HERE.

Learn more about Jillian and her books on her Website


Although there were no haunted castles or mentally deranged wives locked in a tower or any other common scenarios from the gothic romance novels I loved when I was young, Chameleon brought them to mind. Set in Regency England, this romantic suspense had that dark and brooding atmosphere that so typified that genre yet was also so much more. Rather than a shy and fearful heroine in need of a strong hero to rescue her, Victoria Grayson had intelligence and spunk and even rode to the rescue herself a time or two. Lord Witt was a special hero – strong and confident yet understanding and sympathetic.

What can I say about Chameleon without giving the story away? I did not understand the purpose of the title until near the end of the book when I realized just how perfectly it covered what was going on. The mystery and suspense built throughout the story along with plenty of action. Sufficient twists and surprises kept me guessing and on edge to the end. A touch of humor broke the mounting tension at just the right times.  The romance between Lord Witt and Lady Victoria progressed at a perfect pace and came to a satisfying conclusion. A strong message of faith was woven seamlessly throughout the narrative.

Although I thoroughly enjoyed “Secrets of the Heart”, the first novel of The Ravensmoore Chronicles, I liked Chameleon even more. I look forward to the next installment of this great series.