Hello my friends! I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I am extremely behind on my reviews. Some I’ve reviewed on Goodreads and didn’t share here, some I just haven’t written yet! How does life get in the way so much? There’s been lots going on in my life – my daughter graduated high school, I’m an essential work and work has been extremely busy, and I’ve got a lot going on at home! And, to add to the excitement, my daughter just got four ducks – who are growing faster than I expected. My father-in-law and nephew are building a duck house – when it’s finished I’ll have to post pictures. It’s pretty awesome! Anyways, I’m going to attempt to catch up in the next week, starting now!
I’m sorry I didn’t catch this series earlier (I guess I was living under a rock?), because I really enjoyed this one!
ABOUT THE BOOK
In the fine tradition established by her Southern grandmama, Aurora Daughtry has recently orchestrated the marriage of her eldest sister and facilitated her middle sister’s engagement. She also rejoices in her part in transforming the family’s dilapidated plantation manor into a luxurious and lucrative resort hotel. Just when it seems there is nothing left to absorb her considerable talent for managing people, in walks federal deputy marshal Zane Sager.
But Zane is not at Daughtry House for a vacation. He’s tracking a killer and collecting two key witnesses to a federal judge’s murder.
Aurora takes it upon herself to disabuse the cynical lawman of his conviction that the world–and God in particular–is out to get him. But just as she’s on the verge of cracking Zane’s defenses, the man he is after reminds him that no one he loves is safe. Ever.
Award-wining author Beth White closes out her Daughtry House series with this exciting and emotional tale of two strong-willed people who may have met their match.
Well it’s a shame I came into this series at the end, because it was a great read! But honestly, I never felt like I was missing anything by not reading the first two, so I do think it could be read as a stand alone. That being said, it was such a fantastic read, why wouldn’t you want to start at the beginning?
White paints such a fantastic picture with her words. I could see every scene so vividly, I could smell the food cooking, and I could feel the emotions of the characters. I love it when an author totally immerses you in the story – it just makes the reading experience so much better. I was on edge at times, crying at times, and even laughing at times! All the emotions were there, and I loved every one of them.
I really liked Aurora’s character. She had some spunk to her, which I quite enjoyed. It almost seemed like Zane was her opposite – quiet, somewhat reserved, but still totally swoon worthy! They were the perfect pair and I was sorry to say goodbye to them.
Overall, this is a fantastic read that historical fiction fans are going to devour. And I highly recommend reading the series from the beginning. I’m going to go back and check out the others!!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Beth White (also known as Elizabeth White!) has written contemporary and historical romances with a Christian worldview for Baker/Revell, Zondervan, Tyndale House and Steeple Hill/Love Inspired. She is currently working on a historical romance series set during World War II, for Revell. Book Three of the Daughtry House series will release in the summer of 2020.
Beth’s foray into the world of publishing began with a young adult romance written while her son was a baby. Twenty books later, she continues to dream up happy endings with faith, warmth and a golden glint of humor (pronounced with a distinct Southern drawl). Look for her on the Web at www.bethwhite.net.
Beth usually sets her stories in either her native Mississippi or her current home, Alabama. Though she has spent most of her life studying, performing and teaching music—she plays piano, flute and pennywhistle and sings lyric soprano–she has always been in love with the written word. With a Masters degree in Creative Writing, she has also taught middle school Language Arts, high school English, and college Freshman composition. Her current day job is teaching chorus and piano at an inner city public school on the Gulf Coast.