Series: Nantucket Brides (book 1)
- Print Length: 530 pages
- Publisher: Ballantine Books (July 9, 2013)
- Publication Date: July 9, 2013
- Sold by: Random House LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ALBR64Q
Just as Alix Madsen is finishing up architectural school, Adelaide Kingsley dies and wills her, for one year, the use of a charming nineteenth-century Nantucket house. The elderly woman’s relationship to the Madsen family is a mystery to the spirited Alix—fresh from a romantic breakup—but for reasons of her own Alix accepts the quirky bequest, in part because it gives her time to plan her best friend’s storybook wedding.
But unseen forces move behind the scenes, creaking Kingsley House’s ancient floorboards. It seems that Adelaide Kingsley had a rather specific task for Alix: to solve the strange disappearance of one of the Kingsley women, Valentina, more than two hundred years ago. If that wasn’t troubling enough, Alix must deal with the arrogant (and extremely good-looking) architect Jared Montgomery, who is living in the property’s guesthouse.
Unbeknown to Alix, Jared has been charged with looking after her while she lives on the island—an easy task for him, considering the undeniable chemistry between the two. But Jared harbors secrets of his own, which, if revealed, may drive a wedge between the pair.
With a glorious Nantucket wedding on the horizon, sparks fly, and the ghosts of the past begin to reveal themselves—some of them literally. Finding their lives inextricably entwined with the turbulent fortunes of their ancestors, Alix and Jared discover that only by righting the wrongs of the past can they hope to be together.
Fans of Ms. Deveraux know that she always delivers with a great read. I found this new addition to the Nantucket series a perfect blend of fun, and suspense. The characters are engaging, the setting is wonderfully detailed and the storyline keeps you engaged. I read this story in one setting, meaning I didn’t want to stop! It’s wonderful to see returning characters and to know that there’s more to come. As a long time reader I found this one to be refreshing and close to what we saw in Sweet Liar, but with a new twist. If you are new to Ms. Deveraux’s work, you’ll be in for a treat and be eager to get all her backlist titles. I highly recommend this one!
Heat Rating: Mild