My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: Received from Publisher to Review
Genre: Historical Mystery/Romance
Book Description: Romulus White has tried for years to hire illustrator Stella West for his renowned scientific magazine. She is the missing piece he needs to propel his magazine to the forefront of the industry.
But Stella abruptly quit the art world and moved to Boston with a single purpose: to solve the mysterious death of her beloved sister. Romulus, a man with connections to high society and every important power circle in the city, could be her most valuable ally.
Sparks fly the instant Stella and Romulus join forces, and Romulus soon realizes the strong-willed and charismatic Stella could disrupt his hard-won independence. Can they continue to help each other when their efforts draw the wrong kind of attention from the powers-that-be and put all they've worked for at risk?
My thoughts: I adored the characters in this book. Romulus and Stella are independent, strong-willed people. The way the clash and get along is amusing. The best part is that they understand and accept each other as they are.
This story is a romance as well as a murder mystery. Stella has returned to Boston to figure out who murdered her sister. The death was classified as an accident, but Stella knows that isn't true. She teams up with Romulus, who wants her to illustrate his magazine. They help each other. In the process they learn that they need each other. The attraction they feel for the other is undeniable.
The story is told from alternate view points. I loved getting to know them through their thoughts as well as their actions. Two additional characters that I came to love from the novella Summer of Dreams play a part in this book, I was thrilled to get more of their story and romance.
This book has action, suspense, mystery and romance. It is a wonderful book. It is clean with kissing and mention of Christian values.
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