THAT NIGHT ON THISTLE LANE
Neggers’ emotionally charged story is masterful — an intense mystery and complex romance all in one. Her beautifully flowing narrative is imaginative, the main couple is compelling and their co-stars are essential to the story. It’s simply wonderful!
Phoebe O’Dunn is satisfied with her life as a librarian in Knight’s Bridge, Mass. — until she stumbles into a secret attic room of vintage gowns that leads her to a masquerade and into the arms of a swashbuckler. Billionaire Noah Kendrick’s not much for masquerades until he dances with a beautiful princess. Back in Knight’s Bridge, the masks are removed and the magic Phoebe and Noah felt that night remains. But before they can examine their feelings, a new threat emerges. What secrets lie in Phoebe’s hidden room and why is Noah’s stalker in this tiny hamlet? (MIRA, Feb., 368 pp., $7.99)