Publication Date: March 10, 2015
Formats: eBook, Paperback
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In the first of a brand-new series set in Victorian England, a young woman returns home from India after the death of her family to discover her identity and inheritance are challenged by the man who holds her future in his hands.
I found myself quite engaged with plot and characters, so much so I swept through this wonderful book in a matter of hours, the suspense and mystery working hand in hand holding my attention and curiosity.
The gripping plot took me by surprise. Along with Rebecca discerning the culprit of who actually was the identity theft wasn’t easy, I was pleasantly surprised when the thief was discovered. Byrd provides enough twists and turns to add interest only fueling the mystery aspect. The romance element was well done, the tension builds as Rebecca and Luke tip toe around each other uncertain of each other’s true character as they attempt to ignore the undeniable mutual chemistry. Lots to keep your interest high as the story unravels. I wish there was a tad more ‘horror’ however, what was provided was entertaining.
Of course I took to Rebecca instantly. A strong young woman, independent and determined to prove her identity. Considering her loss and unfortunate circumstances she holds her own and isn’t deterred by others disbelief. Cautious, prudent, careful with trusting, she guards herself well, very self aware especially regarding her feelings towards Luke. An intelligent young woman with plenty of self discipline and restraint.
Byrd paints a wonderful setting of England and India. Her descriptions allow both locations to come alive. Weaving both settings into the narrative was well done adding texture and further interest.
Byrd deftly threads faith throughout the narrative with delicacy and appropriateness. Given Rebecca’s family background of missionaries her insertions were well placed giving plausibility to entire narrative.
A delightful read capturing your attention from the start, full of mystery, no doubt you will be enthralled until the very end.
About the Author
After earning her first rejection at the age of thirteen, bestselling author Sandra Byrd has now published more than forty books. Her adult fiction debut, Let Them Eat Cake, was a Christy Award finalist, as was her first historical novel, To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn. To Die For was also named by Library Journal as a Best Books Pick for 2011 and The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr, was named a Library Journal Best Books Pick for 2012. Roses Have Thorns: A Novel of Elizabeth I published in April, 2013.
Sandra has also published dozens of books for tweens and teens including the Secret Sisters Series, London Confidential Series and a devotional for tweens.
A former textbook acquisitions editor, Sandra has published many nonfiction articles and books. She is passionate about helping new writers develop their talent and their work toward traditional or self publication. As such, she has mentored and coached hundreds of new writers and continues to coach dozens to success each year.
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