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Beehive Book Nook Reviews – The Arizona Beehive
Beehive Book Nook

Beehive Book Nook Reviews

Set just after the era of Jane Austen’s masterpieces, The Suspect’s Daughter pairs polite society with political intrigue. Photo by Stacy Johnson

Set just after the era of Jane Austen’s masterpieces, The Suspect’s Daughter pairs polite society with political intrigue. Photo by Stacy Johnson

Regency era writer Donna Hatch delights readers with her newest book The Suspect’s Daughter

Best-selling author Donna Hatch has done it again with The Suspect’s Daughter (Mirror Lake Press, 2015), Book 4 in the Rogue Hearts Series. Known for her ability to transport readers to the Regency era, Hatch brings to life Jocelyn Fairly, who will do anything to help her father and his political aspirations.

A fierce, courageous young lady who betrays notions of typical Regency ladies, Jocelyn has the tender heart of a woman who chooses to put off love…until she meets Grant Amesbury.

The last of the Amesbury brothers to find a wife, this war hero leads a life away from the polite society of his elder brothers, determined to solve the mystery behind who is plotting to kill the prime minister. His only suspect is Jocelyn’s father.

In this stand-alone book, Hatch reveals the back story on Grant and the danger that his secrets bring to the Fairley family. It’s a historical romance and mystery with complex characters, fantastic romantic tension, an intriguing plot and the future of England at stake.

 

Old journals, strange drawings, whispers of treasures untold…Arizona native Aaron Blaylock delivers on

Blaylock’s Jamaican historical mystery delivers on thrills

Blaylock’s Jamaican historical mystery delivers on thrills

thrills in his first book, The Land of Look Behind (Cedar Fort, 2016) Returned missionary Gideon Goodwin, while leafing through the brittle pages of a centuries-old journal, finds a symbol that he recognizes. He returns to a mysterious cave in his old mission stomping grounds of Jamaica—Cockpit Country, dubbed “The Land of Look Behind” for the Spanish horsemen who rode two to a mount through the dangerous region, once the haunt of runaway slaves. Here Gideon—with the help of old friends and Jarvis’s diary—will confront sinister forces in pursuit of a great treasure and a secret that spans 300 years.

Blaylock himself served in the Jamaica Kingston Mission, “where he learned to speak patois and fell in love with a country and a people,” as he puts it. His story is rich with the history and culture of the region and saturated with a keen sense of adventure.

 

Eruption is only the first novel in Adrienne Quintana’s new series. Reclamation, her follow-up, is due to debut in September of 2016. Photo by Adrienne Quintana

Eruption is only the first novel in Adrienne Quintana’s new series. Reclamation, her follow-up, is due to debut in September of 2016. Photo by Adrienne Quintana

Adrienne Quintana’s thriller Eruption is a must-read sci-fi adventure.

Action and suspense come together beautifully in Adrienne Quintana’s breakthrough novel Eruption (Sweetwater Books, 2015). Jace Vega’s dream job begins on the heels of her mother’s death. A fresh start in Minnesota is just what she needs as she learns to deal with her grief.

Only a month into her move, she gets a message from her future self that causes her to question the truth about herself and her life. After reuniting with an old friend from elementary school, the chase begins to figure out what it all means.

Eruption has all the elements of a good read: great pacing, suspense and just enough romantic tension to keep readers guessing. Quintana has the ability to create dialogue that is smooth, natural and very real. The characters have just enough dimension to keep the reader wondering who is genuinely helping Jace— and who isn’t.

Quintana offers a take on time travel that is unpredictable and fascinating, definitely a unique twist. Each page provides a piece of the puzzle that will all come together to create an unexpected ending.

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