Saturday, July 12, 2014

Rope of Sand

In the third installment of The Secret of the Journal series, Christmas approaches and the relationship between British historian, Emma D'Eresby and American surgeon, Matthew Lynes deepens as she readies herself to meet his family in rural Maine. But tensions are simmering beneath the surface. What does sinister Maggie have against her, and what might she be prepared to do to keep Matthew and Emma apart?

Emma has discovered Matthew's origins, but that is only the beginning; in order to prepare for the future, she must also understand his past.

E mma nervously meets Matthew's family. She encounters his seventy-year-old son, Henry, and learns how unique the family really is. As Christmas approaches, it is clear that Emma is not welcomed by all: what does Matthew's great-granddaughter have against her, and what might his sinister psychiatrist granddaughter, Maggie, be prepared to do?Bound by their faith, Matthew and Emma have accepted that they must wait to be together until his wife dies. Very reluctantly, Emma meets Ellen--an elderly woman with a core of steel--and learns how living with Matthew will mean concealment and lies. How can they have a life together?

This is the third book in the series, and we learn more as Emma gets acquainted with Matthew's family.  The writer does an amazing job of bringing the reader into the story and the family.   

The characters are interesting, and as the story evolves and unfolds it brings you deeper into their lives. 

The novel is well written,  and although the subject matter isn't one I would normally read, this series leaves you wanting to know more.    I am sure that the readers will enjoy this, and look forward to the next in this series.

 I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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