Protecting Her Heart

Shadow Mountain. (Matchmakers, Bk. 3). Jan. 2024. 288p. ISBN 9781639931699. pap. $16.99. HISTORICAL ROMANCE
After graduating from medical school in the United States, Briton Charlotte Duvall receives a cryptic letter from her father shortly before he dies, implying her mother’s death was not an accident. Once she’s back at her family’s English home, Charlotte teams up with long-time friend John Ellis, the director of London’s police. Not long after Charlotte starts investigating her mother’s death, her life is threatened, so John moves into the same boarding house to protect her and help her solve the murder. Charlotte balances her investigation with her work at a hospital, all the while trying to deny her growing attraction to John, fearing marriage and the idea of no longer being able to work as a doctor. John has harbored feelings for Charlotte since before she left for medical school, so now that she’s back in England for some time, he slowly but steadily convinces her to risk her heart with him.
VERDICT Readers will delight in this suspenseful Victorian mystery mixed with a slow-burn romance and will enjoy seeing many characters from other series installments play an integral role in solving the murder. Those new to the series should start with The Matchmaker’s Lonely Heart.
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