|Ada Blaine had built her love of herbs and berries into a thriving business. She'd been a widow for many years and was much too old, nearing fifty, to think of changing her life or finding love. Rich McConnell, nearing fifty, had secrets from back in his days in the Marine Corps. He liked his life, alone with no responsibilities. At least he did until the McGraw's holiday party when he saw Ada in a whole new light.
I enjoyed this book because we rarely see books about a second love at this age. It also shows that you can fall in love at any age, even when you're old enough to be a "responsible" adult. When the circumstances prove someone is after Ada, Rich worries that someone in his past is back and he tries to pull away to protect her. That shows both character and a wrong-headed male, but hey, he's a man so you have to give him a break. Seriously, he is a good, confident, man who can respect a woman and her need to be independent. Ada is independent but accepts help when she needs it. While it may seem like they are too good to be true, they are real enough and nice enough to fit into this quiet town. The mystery deepens as suspects come and go, then come back again. I had a wonderful time juggling suspects and motives trying to decide who did it and why. A very well crafted story.
"Deadly Revenge" is book two in the "Deadly Triad" series. Nancy Kay has a good eye for mystery and motivations. I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I know you'll like both "Deadly Reflection" and "Deadly Revenge" and I'm on my way to read the third book, "Deadly Encounter." Enjoy.
Reviewer: Kathy F.
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