Thursday, March 18, 2010

Truly, Madly by Heather Webber -- A Book Review

Lucy Valentine reluctantly steps into the family business, matchmaking, amid her father's scandal. The Valentine family has passed on the gift of seeing auras for generations, but, after an accident as a teenager, Lucy's gift was changed which caused her to previously avoid taking on the tasks of matchmaking.

Soon a client sends her in a new direction - finding a lost love. A tangled web of a missing child, murder victim, determined policeman, and insistent reporter envelopes Lucy. She relies on old friends and a private investigator, a potential love interest, to escape.

The characters are amusing and the story is lighthearted where appropriate. The action is quick and keeps a reader on a steady pace throughout the book.

Being the first in a series, the character introductions and development was sufficient. The author's language is direct and concise allowing the book to be short enough for completion in less than one day.

If readers can get past the cheese of the first sentence, they will be pleased with this romantic misadventure.

This book was purchased by myself at a retail chain. It was not given to me for review. I did not receive any compensation from the publisher or author for this review.

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