Monday, June 29, 2020

Review: A Reckless Love by Beth White

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These two may have met their match--in each other.

In the fine tradition established by her Southern grandmama, Aurora Daughtry has recently orchestrated the marriage of her eldest sister and facilitated her middle sister's engagement. Just when it seems there is nothing left to absorb her considerable talent for managing people, in walks federal deputy marshal Zane Sager.

But Zane is not at Daughtry House for a vacation. He's tracking a killer and collecting two key witnesses to a federal judge's murder.

Aurora takes it upon herself to disabuse the cynical lawman of his conviction that the world is out to get him. But just as she's on the verge of cracking Zane's defenses, the man he is after reminds him that no one he loves is safe. Ever.

My Thoughts:

This is the third in the Daughtry House Series and this is youngest sister Aurora's story. 

Happily, her two older sisters, one married and the other engaged, are moving beyond the horrors of the war and the prejudices that seem to still plague their home/business. Aurora could not be more happy for them, especially when they find out that their late father has kept more secrets from them.  Determined to do her part now in the world, Aurora who may be small in stature but she is fiery in nature, determines to take things into her own hands.

Federal Deputy Marshal Zane Sager has a few qualms about some of the plans Aurora has in mind. He is on the hunt for a murderer and he also has in his custody two witnesses he is trying to keep safe. Sparks fly between these two as each sees things their own way, and maybe sparks are flying for another reason. I was delighted that there was some sweet romance in this series for little sister Aurora. 

I liked Zane as a hero as well. At first glance he looked like a pirate with the loss of one of his eyes and his eye patch, but that doesn't put off tough little cookie Aurora. I was glad these sisters rose above their circumstances and fought for what they believed in and though maybe a little afraid, did not back down. I was delighted by the ending of this series especially after the harrowing beginning. 

I was provided a copy of this novel courtesy of Revell Publishing through Interviews & Reviews. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

About the Author:

Beth White's day job is teaching music at an inner-city high school in historic Mobile, Alabama. A native Mississippian, she writes historical romance with a Southern drawl and is the author of A Rebel Heart and A Reluctant Belle, as well as the Gulf Coast Chronicles series. Her novels have won the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award, the RT Book Club Reviewers' Choice Award, and the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award. Learn more at

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