With tropical storm Florence hitting the Carolina’s this past weekend, a story about a devastating hurricane was a little too timely. Kimberly Montpetit did a good job of illustrating the heartaches and losses such a disaster can cause in her recent release, The Owner’s Secret.
“Melody de Leon’s cozy New Orleans bookstore is her pride and joy – until a violent hurricane sweeps it all away. Forced to flee the storm by boat with her ailing grandmother, she wonders how she will ever pick up the pieces of this disaster.
Then, in a fevered state, her grandmother utters a cryptic message that sets Melody on the quest of a lifetime: “Go to White Castle.”
With nothing left to lose, Melody seeks out the old mansion – a beautiful Southern relic haunted by secrets. Once there, she finds Britt Mandeville, the handsome and charming White Castle caretaker.
Sparks fly, but any hopes of a relationship between them are dashed when she discovers that Britt is already spoken for.
When Melody stumbles across a strange 60-year-old photograph in the house, she is determined to find answers – and the shocking revelations and strange twists of fate lead her right back to Britt.”
This is a lighthearted romance with a tiny twist of a mystery. Melody’s sister’s involvement made for a fun surprise, but I almost wish she was a little more down to earth, it would’ve added more tension if she was someone you could almost, but not quite, root for and not someone you were happy to see leave. –N.C.
Author Kimberley Montpetit
When she was in Paris, Kimberley Montpetit spent most of her souvenir money at the La Patisserie shops with their beautiful and delicious pastries. She grew up in the fabulous city of San Francisco, loves all things chocolate, and now lives in a small town along the Rio Grande with her engineer husband and three sons.
She once stayed in the haunted tower room at Borthwick Castle in Scotland and didn’t sleep a wink, sailed the Seine in Paris, rode a camel in the ancient world wonder of Petra, shopped the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, and spent the night in an old Communist hotel in Bulgaria.
Kimberley also writes Award-winning Middle-Grade novels with Scholastic and epic Young Adult novels with Harpercollins under the name, Kimberley Griffiths Little.
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