Cat Sylvan gets invited to be a bridesmaid at her friends wedding. It’s being held at Randolph Chateau, a beautiful mansion; the kind of place Cat could only dream about. She’s looking forward to the experience but a negative incident at the airport seemed to set the tone for her entire weekend. The other Bridesmaids look down on her and belittle her in front of the others. Cat is trying to overlook their attitudes and show some Christian love but it’s getting old. The owner of the estate catches Cats attention. He’s young, handsome and really nice. Garrick Randolph is the heir to the family fortune and the chateau. He’s cautious when it comes to women but Cat seems to have captured his attention and his heart. She’s different from anyone he’s ever met. Although Cat is drawn to Garrick, she knows he’s way out of her league but somehow her heart holds a little bit of hope, after all he does give her his attention. That hope is quickly shattered when she discovers someone is stealing the valuable paintings from the chateau. And to make matters worse all the clues point to her.
What a lively and enchanting tale. One that will grab you from the beginning and sweep you away to the very end. I absolutely loved every minute of the adventure at the Randolph Chateau. All the characters were full of life and well fleshed out. There was lots of snappy dialog which I thoroughly enjoyed. The mystery and intrigue was fun and you get the feeling that you are wandering around the halls of the mansion along with the guests. I enjoyed the interaction between Garrick and Cat. I loved Cat’s personality. She’s bubbly and fun yet so complex. Garrick was a nice guy who was wise and wanted to handle things correctly. There was also some great wisdom woven into the story as well. This author is a favorite of mine and this story is one of the reasons why. I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys a great story. I actually think it would make a great Hallmark movie!
*This complimentary copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review…but I also purchased a personal copy as well*
Some favorite quotes:
“Every adversity takes a little climbing to overcome.”
“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you.” … How could she argue with God? His word was truth.
“Love is like cooking: It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.”
I encourage you to not only check out this book but other books by this author as well.