Saturday 18 January 2020

A Pleasant Rivalry (A Willow Valley Historical Romance Book 3) by Linda Weaver Clarke (2019)

Angelica Davis is surprised when she finds out that an old school chum has returned to Willow Valley to take over his grandfather’s business. Since she writes articles for the Chronicle and Simon Morgan owns the Willow Valley News, they just happen to be rivals. The competition is on. Who will be the first to discover the identity of the jewel thief or the arsonist? Will it be Angelica or Simon? Gradually the feelings she once had for him return as they both search for the same stories. To her surprise, Angelica realizes she is losing her heart to her rival.

I've really enjoyed this series. It's a very gentle read with just the right amount of romance and mystery. I really like how the author blends fiction with historical facts and real-life figures from the past. It's very well researched. My own studies of American history centred on the colonial era as well as anything related to the Irish diaspora so it's always interesting to read about different aspects of American social history.
I enjoy this kind of book when I need a break from psychological thrillers and murder mysteries. This was a lovely story; a light and entertaining read.

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