Hello reader friends! We’re finally having some warmer weather in my neck of the woods. And by warmer, I mean in the 30’s. But hey, I’ll take it. It’s even hit 40 a day or two! That’s a call for celebration. We’ve had a lot of ice storms recently, which has caused our entire driveway and walkway to be nothing but a sheet of ice. There’s nothing we can do about it – except pray for warm weather to melt it. How’s the weather where you are?
In the cold weather, there’s nothing better than reading great books, and today’s book is one of the great ones I’ve read recently. The Blizzard Bride by Susanne Dietz is kind of fitting for this time of year, don’t you think!? It certainly had me reaching for my hot chocolate 😉
A Blizzard Changes Everything
Abigail Bracey arrives in Nebraska in January 1888 to teach school…and to execute a task for the government: to identify a student as the hidden son of a murderous counterfeiter—the man who killed her father.
Agent Dashiell Lassiter doesn’t want his childhood sweetheart Abby on this dangerous job, especially when he learns the counterfeiter is now searching for his son, too, and he’ll destroy anyone in his way. Now Dash must follow Abby to Nebraska to protect her…if she’ll let him within two feet of her. She’s still angry he didn’t fight to marry her six years ago, and he never told her the real reason he left her.
All Dash wants is to protect Abby, but when a horrifying blizzard sweeps over them, can Abby and Dash set aside the pain from their pasts and work together to catch a counterfeiter and protect his son—if they survive the storm?
Susanne Dietze writing style fits right into this wonderful series that has captured my heart! Her descriptions are vivid, characters are warm/feisty/welcoming, and her storyline will keep readers hooked to the very end. The mystery the this story brings kind of reminded me of the Kindergarten Cop storyline, only in a historical setting. I loved it!
I loved the fact that Dietze had her heroine go undercover. I mean, in the 1880’s there were too many women who went undercover. But Abigail was the perfect woman for the job. I mean, she had a murderer to get! I had such a fun time trying to figure out who the mother/son duo was, as well as when the murderer might come unto the scene. Dietz has the uncanny ability to bring her readers into the storyline, and make them experience the story, not just read it.
And the protective Dash? Yeah I really liked his character. Sure he had some mistakes that he made in the past, but he more than made up for it. He was the perfect match for Abigail! Their chemistry was just right – and brings readers to the perfect ending! I recommend readers not only read this story, but all of the wonderful books in the series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Susanne Dietze began writing love stories in high school, casting her friends in the starring roles. Today, she’s an award-winning, RWA RITA®-nominated author who’s seen her work on the ECPA, Amazon, and Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller Lists for Inspirational Fiction. Married to a pastor and the mom of two, Susanne lives in California and enjoys fancy-schmancy tea parties, genealogy, the beach, and curling up on the couch with a costume drama. To learn more, visit her website, www.susannedietze.com, and sign up for her newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bRldfv
Have you read any of the books in this series? Which one is your favorite?