Undercurrent of Secrets
by Rachel Scott McDaniel
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 01 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 01 Nov 2021
Barbour Publishing, Inc., Barbour Fiction
Walk through Doors to the Past via a new series of historical stories of romance and adventure.
As wedding coordinator for the 100-year-old steamboat The Belle of Louisville, Devyn Asbury takes pride in seeing others’ dreams come true, even though her engagement had sunk like a diamond ring to the bottom of the Ohio River. When the Belle becomes a finalist in the Timeless Wedding Venue contest, Devyn endeavors to secure the prestigious title with hopes to reclaim some of her professional dreams. What she hadn’t planned on was Chase Jones showing up with a mysterious photo from the 1920s.
A century earlier, Hattie Louis is as untamable as the rivers that raised her. As the adopted daughter of a steamboat captain, her duties range from the entertainment to cook. When strange incidents occur aboard the boat, Hattie’s determined to discover the truth. Even if that means getting under First Mate Jack Marshall’s handsome skin.
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Average rating from 167 members
I think this one might be my most favorite out of the series yet! I loved the setting and how the past and present wove together, The twists to the story were quite clever!
This captivating, unputdownable treasure exceeded my highest expectations! It is a story of family and faith, romance and mystery, and SO MANY secrets! The plot twists and turns with surprises around every curve. The richly drawn characters in both storylines captured my heart and soul. Gifted storyteller Rachel McDaniel, with her flowing expressive prose, brilliantly and seamlessly weaves together two compelling stories into one extraordinary time-slip novel. Both storylines, set a century apart, are equally interesting and captivating and are tied together beautifully as the mystery unravels. The romance in both storylines is sweet and tender. I appreciated the strong faith element flowing naturally throughout the book. True historical facts and people believably infused into the fictional story add interest and authenticity. This is the kind of story that stays with you long after the last page is turned. It is a must read addition to Barbour’s amazing Doors to the Past series—a series of stand-alone novels by various authors. I loved this book and highly recommend it and the series especially for lovers of historical romance. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.