Hearth Fires is a romance suspense novel by Dorothy Keddington and my first read by this author.
I liked it.
Poor Mackenzie Graham inadvertently takes some incriminating photographs and gets dragged into a world of trouble, which starts as burglaries to get back the photos quickly escalates to a hit on her life and running to the backwoods of Southern Utah with a man she barely knows to try and stay alive.
Naturally, life and death situations draw people together and lets romance blossom, even in the desert.
Is the idea plausible? Sure. People fall in love in only a few days all the time. So, just move past that and enjoy the story. It's well crafted with the right amount of danger and romance and peace. Great pacing, dialogue and Ms. Keddington makes it easy to like Mac and Will and watch them fall in love. They've both been around the block with heartache but Ms. Keddington never quite gives us the full details on why those relationships didn't' work out and I like the dirty details when it comes to failed relationships. It's the Nosy Nelly in me.
Great believable characters. Everyone we meet could easily be someone in our family or a friend we know.
I want my own Welsh spoon now. Read the book to find out what I'm talking about. Next Christmas every wife will be wanting one from her husband.
Clean read. No language. Kisses only. No smexy here, just blissful love.
Mackenzie Graham's ideal assignment - writing an article on storybook homes - takes a dangerous turn when she photographs a clandestine meeting between a prominent judge, a black-market kingpin, and a crooked cop. Rescued from harm's way by a rugged cowboy-attorney, Mackenzie finds her career and life forever changed.
Flying bullets and wild bulls team up with romance and suspense in the classic Keddington tradition. This exciting new novel will warm you on the coldest of nights.
This is the kind of suspense romance I like, well balanced with just a slight tilt on the romance side.