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THE DEVLIN DIARY
Genre: Historical Romance, Historical Fiction
Phillips' spellbinding second historical mystery moves back and forth between contemporary Cambridge and Restoration London, providing incredible insights into the intrigue, royal secrets and loves in the Court of Charles II.
Claire Donovan, an American teaching at Trinity College, and historian Andrew Kent solve a 300-plus-year-old mystery concerning the death of Henrietta-Anne, Charles' sister.
They use the extensive library archives of 17th-century items, including Hannah Devlin's diary dealing with her life and involvement in events surrounding the court. Claire and Andrew soon realize that there are unforeseen events currently occurring in Cambridge as a result of their investigation. Their close association and exposure to danger serve to strengthen their own emotional attachment. (POCKET, Jun., 425 pp., $25.00)
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Published: June 2009