My Sister’s Intended
For as long as Prudence can remember, it has been understood that her sister will one day wed the eldest son of their nearest neighbor. Such an alliance will benefit both families and bring a great deal of joy to all parents involved. Unfortunately, Prudence has never been able to feel as joyful. She believes her sister is mad to consider marrying a man she hardly knows, even if he will one day make her a countess. Titles and wealth shouldn’t factor into matters of the heart, and as an aspiring romance novelist, Prudence cannot fathom how anyone could even think of settling for less than love. She certainly wouldn’t, and she doesn’t want her sister to either.
Barbara Phinney pens another winner! Deadly Trust is a delightful blend of checkered pasts, trust issues, and suspense. Though Anna struggles to find her independence, her faith is never shaken and her honesty makes up for the mistakes she makes. Meanwhile, Brent’s inner demons are tragic, yet his willingness to help Anna proves that he has more compassion than he gives himself credit for. The plot is quick-paced and the pages seem to fly by as Anna and Brent attempt to figure out who killed Anna’s husband. The author does an excellent job blending faith into a contemporary storyline while also keeping readers on their toes.