Margo Hartman is exhausted. She may greatly enjoy her job as an international pop star, but the constant fame as well as the pressure from her parents is causing her to feel overwhelmed. When Margo decides to run away for a little break, she does not expect to stop in a small Amish town in Ohio, but the unexpected events of a peculiar animal forces her to pause there for a while. She meets Sheriff Deputy Brock Moore, who is temporarily in the quiet town to support his brother-in-law and also to investigate a mysterious murder. When Margo somehow manages to attract the attention of a killer, she and Brock must work together to solve an old crime before it is too late.
I always adore Jen Turano’s books and this one is no exception. This particular story is a deviation from her normal historical fiction genre, but it still has all the elements that make her stories great – a spunky, strong female heroine; a dashing male who valiantly tries to save said female but discovers instead the heroine may end up saving a part of him; a humorous animal side-kick that adds numerous funny episodes; and a deeper development of faith and difficult topics throughout the storyline. This novel also adds a new element, that of a contemporary mystery. The villain is not predictable, adding to the suspense. And since this is the first book in a new series, I simply cannot wait to read more! Most highly recommended to lovers of any genre!
I received a copy of this book from Gilead Publishing and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.