When Violet Thornhill, an English lady who’s chosen to travel and explore, instead of join the Ton, comes to the Scottish Highlands, she wants to undercover some ruins. But she soon meets a local man Col Munro, who she just can’t (or won’t avoid). The two are swept into a local mystery. Candace Camp captures a wonderful essence of a Highland estate complete with a loch and a decade old Scottish mystery. A quick, steady-paced read, Enraptured is fun for everyone.
Beatriz Williams and company weave a web of romance, mystery, and suspense encompassing three generations and a single room in a New York Gilded Age mansion, and it’s enough to keep you up at night hoping for the best, fearing the worst. When Kate Schuyler, the only female doctor in a former-mansion hospital in New York, encounters the handsome (and wounded, she’s doomed) Captain Cooper Ravenel during World War II, she discovers he possesses a miniature portrait that looks just like her. Together, they’re drawn into a mystery reaching back three generations, from herself to her Jazz Age mother in search of her own father, to a Gilded Age servant in the house in which the mystery began. Unfolding in three parts from three great authors, The Forgotten Room is an excellent escape into romantic suspense.
When shy, bookish Sara from Sweden arrives in Broken Wheel, Iowa to meet her pen pal, she discovers that Amy recently died, leaving a gaping hole in an already dying little town. With nothing else to do, Sara tries to keep Amy alive by starting a new bookstore with her beloved books– in a town where nobody seems to read. No one in town is quite sure what to do with her and her bookstore (least of all Tom, Amy’s staid nephew), but it soon becomes clear that nobody wants her to leave. Charming and whimsical and full of little everyday human follies and triumphs, The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend is the perfect book for dissolving a bad mood. Loved it!