Sunday, 13 March 2016

Review: A Winter Wedding by Tracey Smith

Despite her dark past Kate Benson was looking forward to a very bright future. She was going to be a wedding planner and she was going to be the best. When a mysterious letter arrived offering her the opportunity to realize her dreams, it was too good to pass up. But Kate had no idea what was waiting for her at Devereaux Manor and nothing could prepare her for what she found. It had been five years since Aaron and Maggie left Devereaux Manor. Maggie hoped that returning for the wedding would give her the opportunity to get the answers she needed. But for Aaron, allowing Ms. Devereaux’s involvement in their lives again felt like making a deal with the devil. He was plagued with a growing fear that the day of reckoning was coming, the day when Ms. Devereaux’s true motives would come to light. Discover the secrets that lie within Devereaux Manor.

Kindle Edition, 211 pages
Published December 10th 2014 by Amazon Digital Services
Series: The Devereaux Manor Mystery #2
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Romance/Mystery

Kristine's Thoughts:

** I received a copy of this book directly from the author in exchange for an honest review.**

A Winter Wedding is book #2 in the Devereaux Manor Mystery Series and I highly recommend that you read A Summer Romance (book #1) first to fully appreciate the characters and the mysterious Manor and owner.

This book didn't start exactly where the last one left off. Five years past between the books and although Maggie and Aaron returned, some new characters were also introduced that would play a significant role in the plot. As with the first book it was equal parts romance and mystery. I enjoyed this so much in the first book that I was glad to see that Smith did not stray from that formula.

Maggie and Aaron continued to heat up the pages but the readers also got a new and budding relationship between Kate and Jason. All of this happened while planning for Maggie and Aarons wedding that the still unseen Agnes Devereaux graciously agreed to host and pay for. Would she make an actual appearance in this book or would she continue to work behind the scenes?

The plot thickened as spooky and unusual things continued to happen, mostly to Aaron, and the questions in my head began to pile up. Just like in the first book, I was anxious to know the secrets behind the Manor and Ms. Devereaux. Some of the things that I had guessed came to light and were correct but there was so much more that I didn't know and really wanted to. Just like in the first book, I found myself really drawn to the mysterious part of the story.

I will forewarn readers that things don't tie up nice and neat at the end of this book and there is a huge cliffhanger. If you are not a fan of cliffhangers you may want to wait for the third book to come out so that you can continue reading right away. Luckily you won't have to wait very long because it's expected publication date is March 15, 2016. I for one can't wait to read it and finally know all of the secrets.

This series has been an entertaining yet mysterious adventure for me that I have been happy to be a part of. I can't wait to see what happens in A Spring Scandal!

Check out my thoughts on A Summer Romance (Book #1) here.
My thoughts on A Spring Scandal will appear on the blog on March 17, 2016.


About the Author

Tracey Smith grew up in Southern California, but as a teenager moved with her family to a small town in Arkansas. It was in Arkansas that she met and fell in love with the man of her dreams, who had also recently moved to the state. Fate brought them both to that small town and into each other’s lives and that is where they continue to live today raising their two children and living out their happily ever after.

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