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Monday, May 2, 2016

Review: Color of Danger (Sullyard Sisters Book #3) by Ruth J. Hartman


Print Length: 142 pages
Publisher: EsKape Press (March 23, 2016)

From Goodreads.com: When Patience Sullyard finds a mysterious note tied to a pigeon’s leg, her commissioned panorama at a falconry flies the coop. Instead of painting in hues of brown and beige, her focus shifts to saving a troubled stranger. 

Walter Bexley craves adventure from his boring life. Insinuating himself into Patience’s problem by accompanying her to the falconry might be just the answer.

Will the risk they take be worth the exhilaration, or will Patience and Walter discover the threat is too dangerous?


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My Rating: 5 stars out of 5

One of the things that I love about all of Ms.Hartman's on-going stories is the fact that she can bring in the same characters again and again, focusing on a different "hero and heroine" each time, and still manage to make each story a unique experience. She has a truly remarkable way of continuing a story over several intertwining books while still making each book a stand-alone (in the sense that they do not have to be read in succession in order for them to make sense - however I would highly recommend you start from the beginning). I love being able to catch up with old favorites and seeing how their lives have progressed since the last story, while all the while being completely immersed with the main characters of the current story. 

Another thing I thoroughly enjoy about her novels is the way that even characters that are related to each other can be so completely different. You can tell that she spent a lot of time prior to writing getting to know these characters and what makes them tick. They all do share one common thing however - their witty dialogues!! 

As for this story itself? I felt that this was a wonderful conclusion to the Sullyard Sisters trilogy! I loved watching the romance between Patience and Walter grow from mild annoyance to attraction - and the mysterious note sender only added to my enjoyment of this story (although not in the way I had originally imagined). That is another thing that I love about her work - you never know when you pick up one of her stories just how it is going to turn out. I was expecting a totally different outcome than the one that I got - and that made the story even more enjoyable for me. 

My only complaint is that there was no epilogue! I would have loved to see a glimpse into their future together - did they finally bring a daughter into the ever growing household of boy babies? Were they able to help a certain "old friend" beyond providing him with their company? Those are the two things I would have liked to learn more about. 

I would highly recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys a well-written and sweet story with a dash of mystery thrown in. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.


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Color of Danger is available from Amazon.com

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