Catherine's Intrigue by Paige Edwards
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source; Received to Review
Book Description: To fulfill her mother's last request, twenty-four-year-old historic design specialist Catherine Pressley-Coombes travels to England in order to investigate an elusive family line. Armed with an illegible diary, she is determined to discover the identity of her mysterious ancestress. Distracted by an Elizabethan manor and unused to British country roads, Catherine runs her car into a ditch. Luckily, Nick Davidson, a handsome, hard-working local rides in on his tractor to save the day. As the down-to-earth manager of his family's estate, Nick also happens to be one of England's most eligible aristocrats.
Nick is certainly not the kind of man Catherine would fall for a man dogged by media and rumor. So why does she find the English lord so irresistible? Even though she can't overlook their differing values and beliefs, as she and Nick spend time together, their attraction deepens. While she battles through romantic turmoil, Catherine is beleaguered with far more sinister concerns: a series of unexplainable misfortunes that are not mere accidents. With her heart on the line, Catherine discovers her life is in jeopardy, and she has no idea who the perpetrator is but she has a growing suspicion that the danger might be connected to whatever secrets lie hidden in her ancestor's diary.
My thoughts; This book was different than I expected. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but this book surprised me in some ways. First off, Catherine is visiting her brother in England. She is trying to solve the family mystery that genealogists have not been able to unravel. Armed with an illegible diary, a first name, and a general location she is set to find her family roots.
The book holds romance and suspense elements. Catherine and the local noble are drawn to each other from the moment they meet. Nick is the kind of man that makes romance fun to read. He is a hero who swoops in on his tractor to save the day. (Yes, tractor.) There are religious differences that are a concern and the romance doesn't run smoothly.
Catherine is also being targeted by a villain. This person wants to claim the inheritance that comes to the descendants of the ancestor mentioned above. You know from the start who the "bad guy" is. You also know what is being planned to take Catherine out of the running for the inheritance. You see the disaster about to happen and can't stop it, because it is a book and the events have been predetermined. Ugh!
I really enjoyed this book. This book contains religious aspects. Catherine and her brother are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Source: I received a complimentary copy. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
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About the Author: (Taken from Goodreads) Born and raised in Southern California, Paige Edwards is a multi-award-winning author who enjoys clean romances and thrillers. A BYU-I alumna, she went on to graduate summa cum laude from NOVA with a degree in interior design. Her husband’s job transferred their family to the mid-Atlantic states where they have lived ever since. As a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and former chapter registrar, she has spent time researching applicants’ genealogical credentials. When she needs a break from writing, you can find her shooing deer out of her garden, biking battlefields, or kayaking on the lake.
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