Thursday, September 17, 2015

A Wicked Truth by Joyce Proell - #Review #Mystery #series #Giveaway #Romance @jproell1 #RABT

A Wicked Truth

by Joyce Proell

Published:  September 7, 2015

Publisher:  Champagne Books

Length:  284 pages

Genre: Mystery/Romance

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The wedding date is set, and life is magical for Doyle Flanagan and Cady Delafield.  Honor bound to repay an old debt, Doyle agrees to help a friend find her sister. As he searches for the girl, painful memories surface, stunning Cady when she discovers facts about Doyle’s hidden past.

In spite of incredible odds, Cady and Doyle’s love has flourished. But in the midst of a life threatening accident, murder, and Doyle’s secrets, their wedding date and happiness are in jeopardy. Mired in tragedy, can they overcome the turmoil with a fateful decision that changes their future forever?


A Wicked Truth might be called a good old 'Who Done It'.  While on the surface the story is about Cady and Doyle 's preparations for their upcoming nuptials, Doyle is doing a favor for a friend, trying to find a missing sister.  In the process, this digs up all kinds of things in Doyle's past that are best left buried.  Cady handles it all with much more grace than I would, even now when I'm supposed to be 'wise' and 'mature' although at some points I'm not sure I wouldn't have said, 'See ya' and been out of there so fast it would have made his head spin!  Though it all, however, their love seemed to grow until they reached that pivotal point where it was time to pee or get off the pot.  What did they choose?  Ah now, where would the fun be in me telling you?  It's a mystery after all!

I have to say, nothing had prepared me for the fact that this is actually part of a series - third book actually.  Just like the Nancy Drew Mysteries before her, this is the Cady Delafield Series.  Each book stands alone so it was no problem that I didn't know.  I am a huge fan of history and that is part of what interested me in A Wicked Truth.  Set in 1800's Chicago, it was true to date, style, character and dress.  Nothing Joyce had the characters day or do jolted me out of the era and I really appreciated that.   It was just an overall well written and enjoyable book.

Rating:  5 Stars

Heat:  1/5 - Tame

*I received this book in exchange for my honest and open-minded review.  No further compensation was received.

Meet Author Joyce Proell:

Joyce grew up in the Midwest and attended college and grad school in Chicago. After working in mental health, she retired to write full-time. Her first book, Eliza, was published in 2012. A Wicked Truth is the third book in the Cady Delafield series. When she isn’t writing mysteries or historical romances, she loves to swim, walk and is a crossword puzzle fanatic. She and her husband live in Florida and Minnesota, in her very own little house on the prairie.

Contact Information

Twitter: @jproell1


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