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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Review: Bootlegger's Bride

Bootlegger's Bride - Legacy of the Celtic Brooch Book 4
by Marty Kindall

Buckle your seat-belt. Grace McAfee Currie is on a mission--to make up for lost time, and lost love. Hoping to escape her controlling family and rekindle a romance all at the same time, she sets in motion a chain of events that spiral out of her control. WWI veteran Aidan Palmer is jolted back into life when he reconnects with Grace, the one woman he can’t resist. In order to be together, this socialite and would-be preacher must outwit her ambitious brother, out-maneuver competing bootleggers, and drive into an uncertain sunset in an exciting new world.
At fifty-six pages, this book is the longest eBook I've read to date. Despite the trouble I have staring at the computer too long, one of the hardest things I've had to do in a long time was stop reading this in the middle and let my eyes recharge until the following day.

It was that good.

The hero, Aidan, is a well-rounded, tortured but fascinating hero and Grace is a strong woman and good match for him. Ms. Kindall's writing is smooth and interesting, full of vivid description that plops the reader smack dab into the story. I danced in a speak-easy, drove a car full of shine and attended a funeral. I was right there with Aidan and Grace.

My biggest complaint is that the story went by too quickly. There were a few places I think could have been fleshed out a little more, but I imagine there were line constraints placed on the author that kept her from doing just that.

Marty Kindall has two other releases with The Wild Rose Press. If her writing in those is as well done as in The Bootlegger's Bride, I'll be thrilled to read them both. Even better? One is a full length novel -- so I shouldn't be able to complain that it isn't long enough!

Need something else to entice you to buy this story? When you buy any of the Legacy Of The Celtic Brooch series and follow the special instructions inside the book, you will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a Celtic Brooch!

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