Monday, July 8, 2013


Historical Romantic Suspense/Mystery
Date Published: 7/1/2013

A man obsessed, a woman willing to risk it all…

Tainted  in  the  eyes  of  Victorian  society  by  his  wife’s  suicide,  successful  entrepreneur  Doyle
Flanagan turns a deaf ear to the baseless gossip and harsh rebukes. Ignoring his shattered reputation, he goes about his business making money, doing some good for others and  making  a  few  enemies  along the way. Arrested for a murder he didn’t commit, he is forced to rely on a feisty school administrator  to
solve  the  puzzle.  As    he struggles to prove his innocence, he realizes  gaining  the  trust   and   loyalty   of  Cady  Delafield  may  be more  important  than  his freedom.

On a  quest  to  locate  a  missing  student,  school  matron  Cady  Delafield  enters  a  stranger’s  house and discovers the woman murdered. Driven to see the murderer brought to justice, she is determined to prevent any further tragedy even if it means joining forces with the very  man  accused  of  the  atrocity.
Against the wishes of her powerful family, she risks her job and reputation to learn  the  truth.  But  will
the truth, once revealed, drive her away from the man she has come to love?

Passion and murder collide in 1880’s Chicago as they race to  keep  one  step  ahead  of  the  police
who want Doyle to pay for his crime. As the attraction between Cady and Doyle sizzles, they battle
suspicions, lies and lethal actions to uncover the murderer before he destroys them both.

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Joyce Proell   


Joyce Proell grew up in Minnesota and attended college and grad school in Chicago. After working in mental health, she retired at a young age to write full-time. Her first book, Eliza, was published in 2012. When she isn’t writing mysteries or historical romances, she loves to travel, walk, read, and do crossword puzzles. She and her husband make their home in rural Minnesota in her very own little house on the prairie.

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