Absolutely enchanting; beginning with clever acrobatic introductions on the precipice of a building and ending with the start of a wish-come-true in the same locale. Two wonderful characters, heiress Flora Brimm and Pinkerton agent Lucas McMinn, are delightfully at odds with each other over the slippery and quite nefarious Will Tucker, whose appearances and disappearances cause quite a stir through-out the chapters of this novel.
Flora Brimm just has to get married; her future and the future of her family depends on it. If she has not produced an heir by her cousin's thirtieth birthday, the family's beautiful estate, as well as the ensured care of her sister will be in jeopardy. Flora's fianc Will Tucker holds the proverbial key; even though theirs will be a contractual marriage of ultimate convenience.
Lucas McMinn is on the hunt for Tucker; he is a known thief, preying on beautiful, young, wealthy women. When he discovers that Tucker's most recent fiance is in possession of stolen jewelry he places Flora Brimm in custody until he can discern just how much she really knows about Will Tucker; who she continually insists is innocent of all charges.
The ensuing chapters are delightful; bringing out the best and the worst of two individuals who must decide if they work better together or apart. Quite frankly, I did not want this story to end!
Floras Wish The Secret Lives of Will Tucker Book #1 of 3
This book has a little bit of everything, which is exactly what I hope for. All though I would up the danger a little more (but, thats just me).
Opening scripture: Over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Col. 3:14
1887 Natchez, Mississippi
Flora Brimm aka Fatal Flora has had and lost 5 fiancs to death! She is attempting to marry a 6th, Will Tucker, before the terms of her grandfathers will expire and she loses her family home to her cousin.
However, Lucas McMinn, a handsome Irish Pinkerton agent, is hunting Will Tucker for nefarious activities, which throws a huge wrench in Floras plans. He is also an inventor, and his inventions are used to aid his detective skills. That was a fun addition to the story! Lucas takes Flora into custody and a whirlwind adventure ensues. These two have wonderful chemistry and depth and I greatly enjoyed them. There is plenty of humor and faith/praying as well. There are several typos in the book, which I needed to overlook, since the story is quite good.
Favorite Quote: pg. 20 Its not done. At least not by a Brimm, of course. Grandmama looked as if she had given the ultimate answer to all responses. Of course, in her circle, it was the ultimate response. Some things just werent done. Flora made a note to dance in the rain at her earliest opportunity. Not to show Grandmama, but to take one item off the list of things that just werent done by Brimms.
I purchased this copy. My opinion is my own and without compensation. I will rate it 5 stars for the story, but would drop a 1/2 star for editing if that were allowed.
The chemistry between Lucas and Flora is delicious, and it's fun to watch her challenge him constantly and to watch their relationship grow over the course of the story. Although I don't often read books about high society folk, I thoroughly enjoyed Flora's Wish.
"Flora's Wish" is a delightfully humorous tale and a cute love story. Flora and Lucas have a great many sparring matches, playing off each other really well and sparking great entertainment for the reader. The secondary characters are as fun as the main - Grandmamma is a spectacular lady (quite possibly my favorite character), and even the hotel staff have personality. I look forward to the installment of Will Tucker's schemes.