To fulfill her mother's last request, twenty-four-year-old historic design specialist Catherine Pressley-Coombes travels to England in order to investigate an elusive family line. Armed with an illegible diary, she is determined to discover the identity of her mysterious ancestress. Distracted by an Elizabethan manor and unused to British country roads, Catherine runs her car into a ditch. Luckily, Nick Davidson, a handsome, hard-working local rides in on his tractor to save the day. As the down-to-earth manager of his family's estate, Nick also happens to be one of England's most eligible aristocrats.
Nick is certainly not the kind of man Catherine would fall for, a man dogged by media and rumor. So why does she find the English lord so irresistible? Even though she can't overlook their differing values and beliefs, as she and Nick spend time together, their attraction deepens. While she battles through romantic turmoil, Catherine is beleaguered with far more sinister concerns: a series of unexplainable misfortunes that are not mere accidents. With her heart on the line, Catherine discovers her life is in jeopardy, and she has no idea who the perpetrator is but she has a growing suspicion that the danger might be connected to whatever secrets lie hidden in her ancestor's diary.
|Size||6 x 9|
|Published||Covenant Communications 2019|
I have been impressed with this author. Of course I knew where the plot was going, but this author kept me guessing on how she was going to get there. Thank you for that. The main characters were well delevoped. Thank you for this mental ride it was satisfyingly fun.
We are told that we shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, and while that is true, I can't help it (at least at first glance). Even now as I type this review I had to turn Catherine's Intrigue over because I REALLY don't like the cover. If you feel the same way, please don't give up on the book!
Sometimes a book description will really throw me too. And honestly, it should have an impact on what you decide to read, but if you find yourself cringing at the uber cheesiness of the back cover's first paragraph, please (once again) don't give up on this book!
Paige Edwards did a very nice job with her debut novel. The story was well crafted and intriguing. The loose ends were tied up nicely, and while there is violence, I would classify this as clean suspense as it wasn't overly graphic.
The romance is clean, and although it develops rather quickly, the story is spread out and we get to see the relationship build and become much more solid.
The religious aspect plays a significant role, but flows fairly well with the rest of the story.
Catherine's Intrigue is worth the read, and I look forward to reading more from this author.
This book started out with a bang. It sucks you in very quickly. I immediately loved Catherine, Jack and Nick. They are easy to relate to on some level. The quest Catherine was on was also fascinating. I enjoyed seeing how it played out. I had a problem with the dialogue written so true to English terminology that I had a hard time placing what it meant. I had to think to much about what some words were referring to. I understand keeping things true to the country where the story it written, and many times the author defined those words well, but there were times when the definition and the word used were spaced far enough apart that I had forgotten the meaning. Overall, I really enjoyed the story and would recommend it to just about anyone.
It’s always fun when you find a brand new author that you love! Paige Edward’s debut novel Catherine’s Intrigue is amazing!
This book is romantic suspense. And, wow, it was super suspenseful! I loved every bit of it.
Catherine has just graduated from college. She’s gone to England to visit her brother and fulfill her mother’s last wish to find a missing ancestor. I really loved the way you could almost feel Catherine’s apprehension about telling Jack why she was really in England at the beginning. She knew he would be against her working on the family history problem. And he was….but she was determined. Catherine is a strong female character!
The way she and Nick meet was so fun! Jack had Catherine drive his car home from the airport where he picked her up, I have no idea why?! Catherine wasn’t used to driving on the wrong side of the road. And they ended up in the ditch. That’s where Nick comes in, saving her from the cold. Nick saves her so many times in this book. I loved that! What’s better than being saved by a handsome English gentleman?
The plot of this one is full of intrigue. I loved the way I never knew what was going to happen next. There were tons of things I never would have even imagined could have happened in this book. It really kept my attention.
Make sure you read this great book! You won’t regret it.
Rich characters combined with a compelling plot and sweet love story make this a book you don't want to miss. A new star has come onto the scene. Paige Edwards writes masterful descriptions and brings her characters to life in a way you don't want to miss.
Such a fast paced book, with sweet romance, real emotion, and a twisty plot. I was particularly impressed with how well the author nailed both the American and British mindsets!