Friday, April 18, 2014

TEA AND PRIMROSES by Tess Thompson

Does love really last forever? Sutton Mansfield will find out the answer soon enough. She is returning home to handle the estate of her mother Constance, a novelist, whom was killed in a hit-and-run accident. As of yet, there are no clues in the unfortunate tragedy.

Declan returns home from Italy to be by Sutton’s side. He is a childhood friend and ex-boyfriend. After Sutton turning down his proposal of marriage, Declan had left and traveled abroad.

Peter, police officer and longtime family friend, believes Constance was murdered but has no solid proof. He knows there have been other homicides that somehow connect, but cannot put his finger on it.

Sutton finds a key which does not fit anywhere in the house. This is seems unusual, since her mom is meticulous about everything. Declan helps her search for the keyhole that fits the key. He finds a secret drawer inside the desk and sees an unpublished manuscript within.

As Sutton and Declan begin to read the manuscript, in between visits from family and friends, it reveals secret truths her mother kept for all of her life. Constance leaves her best-unpublished novel ever.

Tess Thompson’s story of past love lost is a winner. The novel is a love story within a love story. Get your snacks and hankies ready for a book you will not be able to put down, until it has finished.

I received this book free from Booktrope Editions through CLP Tours for an honest and unbiased review

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