Monday, August 12, 2013

DEATH BE NOT PROUD, The Secret of the Journal, Book 2, by C.F. Dunn

I read Mortal Fire by C.F. Dunn and enjoyed it except for the cliffhanger ending. I like novels that conclude with all questions answered, tidied up, and that leave me satisfied. This book isn’t exactly like that.
When offered an opportunity by Kregel Publications to receive a complimentary copy of Death Be Not Proud by C.F. Dunn in exchange for an honest review, I jumped at the chance. I expected to find answers to the questions left unsettled in Mortal Fire.
In Death Be Not Proud, historical researcher Emma D’Eresby is recovering in England from the almost fatal attack she experienced in Mortal Fire. She’s still in love with Dr. Matthew Lynes, who frightened her away with questions like: Why is he super strong? Why do his wounds heal so quickly, and just how old is he? She begins to search out information about him by investigating his ancestors, and Emma isn’t prepared for what she finds.
Again, C.F. Dunn’s writing brings you right into the story and captures your imagination. I enjoyed every page…right up to another abrupt ending. Matthew and Emma are reunited, sort of, but their future is left uncertain.  
I suppose Ms. Dunn intends to write a third novel and allow Emma to possibly integrate into Dr. Lynes’s family. Some of the mysteries surrounding him are yet to be revealed, and at the very end Emma witnesses something odd as she’s about to enter Matthew’s home. One more cliffhanger.
If you don’t mind leaving a book with more questions than it answers, then you will enjoy this one. I suppose I’ll gravitate to her third novel in the hope that all will eventually be revealed.  — Gail Lewis

Product Details
Series: The Secret of the Journal (Book 2)
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Lion Fiction (July 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1782640347
ISBN-13: 978-1782640349

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