|Published||Currawong (January 16, 2014)|
I really enjoyed reading Hearth Fires. It didn't take long for me to get hooked on the story. Once I was hooked, it was hard to put the book down. I really liked the characters and their interaction with each other. Dorothy Keddington has been one of my favorite authors for many years. I read some of her earlier novels when I was a teenager and loved them. Because of this I had high expectations of this book. I'm happy to say that this book lived up to my expectations. I thought it had a good mix of suspense and clean romance.
As a Regency romance author, I generally do not read outside my genre, so I don’t inundate my brain with modern language instead of with the older sentence structures and vocabulary found in 1800’s literature, but I decided to read Hearth Fires for a change of pace. What a great decision! Dorothy Keddington does a fabulous job weaving together suspense, mystery, and romance (the romance being center to the story), and I did not want to put the book down! Her prose and descriptive writing are rich and full and delicious. What great word pictures she paints! She also does a great job using setting to enhance the mood of a scene. I loved her hero; he is a heart-melting hunk, to be sure. Would I recommend this book to my friends? Absolutely! Well done, Dorothy Keddington. Now that I have discovered you, I look forward to reading more of your books.
Hearth Fires is full of the same heart-pounding romance, suspense and twists that make all of Dorothy Keddington's books shine. Like her previous novels, Hearth Fires, does not disappoint. With its page-turning plot, and characters you will think about long after you've finished reading, this book will leave you happy and satisfied.