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Saturday, June 27, 2015

" The message mystery was great plot twist!" Elaine Gibson

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The good ladies of Timber are ready to find a wife for their new single minister. Charles has ideas of his own when he meets Fiona, the lovely accident-prone and outspoken part-time librarian. Fiona, on the other hand is holding out for a knight on a white charger to carry her away from her humdrum small town life. Fiona and Charles are thrown together as they begin to solve an old mystery which has turned up in a library book. Will Fiona's white knight ever show up to sweep her away? Will Charles ever run out of invitations for cream cakes and lemon slice? Fiona might just discover the sound of hoof-beats when she least expects it.

Format: Kindle Edition
Sharon McGregor’s character development is one of her talents. Her characters are always very real and believable. In this tale, Fiona is so human and natural, you feel like she is someone you know and can predict her behaviour. She is a klutz, so honest that she spouts off whatever she is thinking and so unassuming that she doesn’t recognize she is being given special attention by the charming new minister in town. Other characters also are fleshed out enough that they are more than just supporting roles – loved Fiona’s grandmother.

Sharon writes historic settings very well. In this and in Autumn Dreams, she portrays 1947 and 1949 with a real feeling for the times. You do feel really transported back to a simpler time when relationships featured romance without the supercharged sexuality you might find in a present-day story. I did not detect any anachronisms. I enjoyed the nostalgia.

The message mystery was great plot twist!

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