Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Jennifer Hurst

Publisher's note: Women and construction shouldn’t mix. At least, that is what the client, Mr. Blackwell, thinks when Twenty-one year old Julia Dayle Halstead is promoted to project manager to remodel a turn-of-the-century schoolhouse into a bed and breakfast. However, the schoolhouse contains a secret. And it wants out.

My review: Julia has spent her whole life surrounded by her grandfather's construction business. She knows the business as well as any man and when she is suddenly promoted to site manager, she can't wait to prove her worth. She travels to Torrey, Utah, a small town near Capital Reef National Park in eastern Utah, where she is in charge of  renovating an old schoolhouse into a bed and breakfast. Right from the start, the project is riddled with obstacles. Julia struggles to keep her cool as tensions mount. She hires Mathew Rigo, a handsome cowboy, who is head of demolition. Together they discover an old box with unique carvings hidden in the wall of the building. Soon, strange things begin to happen. The site is targeted by vandals, unexplained noises, and frightening disturbances, and as Julia's relationship with Mathew progresses, she is left wondering if he is really what he appears to be. This book was filled with romance, intrigue, and suspense. I liked the story line and I thought the plot made for a very interesting story. The characters were well developed and I enjoyed the descriptions of the area. I thought the end wrapped up too fast and I would have liked a little more closure, but overall, I found this novel a fun, enjoyable read.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Mandi,

    I am grateful for your remarks and comments. I appreciate it. And yes, there is a sequel (or 4) and I'm hurrying as fast as I can.

    Best to you,

    Jennifer Hurst