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LifeofLiteratureGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great Blend of Mystery, History, and RomanceDecember 12, 2019LifeofLiteratureGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Julie Klassen once again pens a book with a creative plot, the mystery surrounding the death of Percival Norris entirely unpredictable as she takes you on a journey wherein by the end of the story, you have probably suspected every character of being involved! The book definitely held my interest and I had trouble putting it down! I loved the slow building suspense as you get to know the characters, their flaws and pasts detailed for you to connect with them as they grow and change. I really liked how Isabelle is a kind and caring person, but she also harbors fear of the unknown, of change, and of leaving what is comfortable for her. The romance is clean and sweet. I liked the bits of history and descriptions of the scenes that made it easy to envision the setting. The spiritual content is flawlessly woven among the story. I am a big fan of Julie Klassen and really love her books! This is definitely a book that I recommend!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
ButterflyreviewAge: 55-65Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5The Bridge to Belle IslandDecember 11, 2019ButterflyreviewAge: 55-65Gender: femaleAfter a humiliating mistake, lawyer Benjamin Booker resolves to never again trust a beautiful woman. When an old friend is killed, the senior partner isn't satisfied with Bow Street's efforts and asks Benjamin to investigate. Eager to leave London for a while, Benjamin agrees. Evidence takes him to a remote island on the Thames, a world unto itself, shrouded in mist and mystery. Soon he finds himself falling for the main suspect--a woman who claims not to have left the island in ten years. But should he trust her?
On Belle Island, Isabelle feels safe and leads a productive life, but fear keeps her trapped there. When Mr. Booker arrives with news of her trustee's murder in London, Isabelle is stunned. She has not left the island, yet she has a recurring dream about the man's death. Or is it a memory? She had been furious with him, but she never intended . . . this.
When a second person dies and evidence shockingly points to her, Isabelle doesn't know who to trust: the attractive lawyer or the admirer and friends who assemble on the island, each with grudges against the victim. Can she even trust her own mind? While they search for the truth, secrets come to light and danger comes calling.
Lelt me start by saying this book had a good mystery. I had a little trouble getting into the romance of the book. There was a lot of back story that had to be told to actually get to the romance. At times it seemed like more that one romance was going on. I also had a little trouble keeping the characters straight. The book dealt with Benjamin's lack of faith in himself after a sound defeat in his last trial. Isabelle can not physically leave Belle Island. She gets a panic attack every time she steps foot on the bridge to get off the island.
I would still recommend this book because it was a good mystery. There was several surprises that I didn't see coming.
I was given this book by Bethany House Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way.
Fhlady4 Stars Out Of 5Romantic Regency SuspenseDecember 11, 2019FhladyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Isabelle Wilder is a 30 year old spinster who is chained to her home on Belle Island by fear since most of her relatives who left the island ended up dead. Thirty one year old Benjamin Booker is a lawyer who just lost an important case due to being swayed by the wiles of his female client. Now one of his bosses, Percival Norris, has been found dead; and the main suspect is Isabelle Wilder whose trust he handled. When his other boss, Mr. Hardy, sends Benjamin to Belle Island to investigate, he finds much more than he bargained for.
Slow building suspense and a plethora of suspects set the stage for a well developed Regency, romantic suspense. When you just about think you have figured out who killed Percival Norris, there is a twist that seems to point the finger at someone else. I felt the pace was a bit slow in places, but overall a very enjoyable read.
**I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers through NetGalley. Opinions are mine alone. I was not compensated for this review.
DixieJudy5 Stars Out Of 5Suspense and MysteryDecember 11, 2019DixieJudyWhat an interesting book..A lone island with only a bridge linking it to the mainland. The owner, a woman who is ruled by fear that crossing the bridge will surely bring death to her. Even though the one dearest to her is to be married and she longs to be there for her, she cannot overcome her panic..Then things get very complicated, her uncle is murdered and she is the number one suspect, even though she has not crossed the bridge in years. She could not possibly have done the murder..Enter a young lawyer who comes to the island to see what he can learn about the heiress and for evidence that she really did commit murder.All in all a great read filled with suspense, intrigue and romance. Klassen has certainly written one that will hold your interest to find out who the culprit is. It will surprise you.I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
JeanRussell, PAAge: Over 65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5The Bridge To Belle IslandDecember 10, 2019JeanRussell, PAAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Julie Klassen did it again. She writes terrific stories and I love her books. Thinking back in time, it was difficult for one to prove their innocence or guilt. I use to be glad that all changed but lately it seems our previous leaders have been trying to take us back to those old days and I find that quite scary.