Friday, February 7, 2014

Blog Tour: A Burning Truth

Historical Romance - Suspense/Mystery
Date Published: Feb 2014

In 1881, the air in Chicago is rife with worker discontent, yet business titan Doyle Flanagan is hopeful for the future. He looks forward to a lifetime of peaceful bliss with Cady Delafield and leaving the wretched past behind. But his life is once again thrown into disarray when his office is vandalized and the night watchman murdered. Clues lead to a powerful organized labor movement. Targeted in the press as anti-labor and with a big rally staged next door to his offices, Doyle must uncover the culprits before his wedding plans and his livelihood go up in smoke.
Plagued by memories of four brutal deaths, school director Cady Delafield is determined to drive the recent tragedies from her mind and enjoy being courted. Although his commanding personality threatens to overshadow her, Doyle Flanagan is the most dynamic man she’s ever met. When another tragedy unfolds placing him at the center, she takes action—action that could shatter her future

My Review:
I enjoyed the fact that Joyce Proell has blended Historical Romance with a mystery. I really felt this one set itself apart from other Historical Romance books I have read.

As far as the characters went, I wanted to connect with them a bit more. I liked them as people and enjoyed their journey's but I felt they were missing something.

The mystery was one that played out well, the pacing was nice and kept me flipping pages. 

The romance was predictable, yet enjoyable. 

Overall a solid Historical Romance with a nice Mystery to switch things up! 


Joyce grew up in Minnesota and attended college and grad school in Chicago. After working in mental health, she retired at a young age to write full-time. Her first book, Eliza, was published in 2012.  A Burning Truth is the second in the Cady Delafield series. When she isn’t writing mysteries or historical romances, she loves to travel, walk, read, and do crossword puzzles. She and her husband make their home in rural Minnesota in her very own little house on the prairie.


1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a good book. What intrigues me most is finding out how a business titan could also be a caring person (aka. the hero of a romance book) while the city is rife with workers' discontent. I want to see how that plays out.
    Thanks for the giveaway.