It’s been a challenging month for me, but I always make time to read, and I have three great books to share with you today. If you like to read romance and/or mystery, I’m sure you’ll find something you like among them:
The Charming Prince by Julia Keanini
Princes of Valdoria, Book 3
Julia is a member of one of the author support groups I belong to. After reading and reviewing several of her books, I joined her review team. I read and enjoyed the first two in this series, and knowing there were two more brothers who needed mates, I was pleased to see it continue. Prince Sebastian is known as the kind, compassionate brother, and his affinity for animals is something that the “prince hunters” use to try and get close to him. Officially, his support for the Huntsman Animal Clinic and Shelter is financial, but only a few know that he helped start it and actually works there. Taylor Kensington is a newly certified veterinarian, but her mother’s dying wish is for her to visit Valdoria, the land of her the father she’s never known. What begins as the vacation of a lifetime leads to a career opportunity and much more. I enjoyed reading Seb and Taylor’s story, and look forward to finding out how the fourth brother meets his match.
How the Finch Stole Christmas! By Donna Andrews
I was in the mood for reading a cozy mystery, so I looked through my Kindle library and discovered a couple of Donna Andrews books I hadn’t yet read. Both are Christmas stories that I apparently purchased as soon as they became available and then didn’t read because I got too busy. I love Donna’s mysteries because they are so well written, and so full of surprises. The characters are quirky and loveable, and I always learn a new word or two (this time it was “sibilant” which basically means a hissing sound). Also, the characters age and have lives that change through the twenty-five (so far) books in the series. In this installment, Meg and Michael’s twin boys are ten years old, and they’re both appearing in the town’s Christmas presentation of A Christmas Carol. Michael is the director, and the star of the show has a drinking problem. Of course, there’s a murder, and Meg is somehow swept into the thick of the investigation, aided by the good people of Caerphilly, Virginia.
Freedom’s Path by Linda Carroll-Bradd
Linda was my guest here at 4F1H a few weeks ago, and since I spent a lot of time studying American history during my college years, I decided to read the book she featured. Sidonie and her brother Philippe are both involved in the famous Underground Railroad. Corporal Colin Crawford has a sworn duty to uphold the law, including the controversial Fugitive Slave Act. He’s been sent to Willow Springs to look for abolitionist activity. He’s been there before, and his attraction to Sidonie is one reason he’s eager to return. Since Colin is undercover, posing as a traveling salesman, neither of them knows that they’re at cross purposes, and their relationship blossoms. I enjoyed the characters and their story, but felt the ending was a bit rushed.
What are you reading?