Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Genre: Historical Fiction
Why have I never heard of Dorothy Love before? Love has a unique sense of storytelling that keeps the pages turning. Normally historical romance is a hit or a miss with me. I loved it! It’s filled with so much mystery, romance, and characters who want more out of their lives. All of the hard work and research that Love put into writing shines through. Highly recommended!
The only thing that bothered me is that there was hardly ever a reference to God or spiritual things at all. It’s in the Christian Fiction genre so I expected more in that aspect. Otherwise, it’s a wonderful and entertaining plot!
India Hartley is a famous and beautiful actress who is all alone after the death of her father and joins a tour of theaters across the South. Her first stop is Savannah’s Southern Palace. During the second night’s performance something, her co-star, Arthur Sterling is shot dead on stage in front of a full house. India is arrested and accused of the crime.
Philip Sinclair is the best and most handsome lawyer in Savannah and is hired by a benefactor to defend India. He is a widower and is struggling to reconstruct his worn-down plantation on St. Simons Island. Successfully defending a famous actress on a murder charge will help him increase his law practice and to restore Indigo Point.
Philip persuades the judge to allow him to take her to Indigo Point until her trial date because she will be mobbed everywhere she goes. Also, he wants to be able to work on her case without anyone else overhearing. India falls in love with the beauty of the Georgia low country and finds herself drawn to Philip. But will a locked room that seems to be a shrine to Philip’s dead wife and the unsolved disappearance of a former slave girl cause trouble for them? All of the clues that India discovers point back to Philip, secrets that just might hold the key to her freedom. Will Philip believe her? What will happen? Well, you’ll just have to read the book to find out!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
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