A 1940s Fairytale-Inspired Mystery
On screen they’re a darling duo, but it’s a whole different story backstage.
Hollywood legend Kent Selwood isn’t happy sharing the limelight with rising star Stella Sanders. Tired of Stella’s drama, Kent makes it clear—he wants Stella gone.
Seamstress Bonnie Roseland is practically invisible to everyone at the studio, except for slick actor, Jerry Jackson. He’s the one man she wishes would leave her alone. Her deep-rooted faith helps her see beyond the glitz and glamor to the broken realities and dysfunctional atmosphere at the studio. She sometimes wonder if God has a purpose for her there or if she should just move on.
When the studio receives blackmail letters, Kent’s attitude makes him the prime suspect, and he’s swiftly banished from the lot, despite insisting that he’s been framed. Only Bonnie believes him, and she’s confident she knows who the real culprit is.
But when a ransom note arrives after Stella goes missing and evidence is discovered that clearly implicates Kent, will Bonnie help him uncover the truth in time to save his career… and Stella’s life?
I was drawn to this book because I have enjoyed everything this author has written and sure enough, I was not disappointed! The action grabbed my interest from the first page as I met the main and supporting characters surrounding a 1940s Hollywood film production studio. I didn’t like the hero, Kent Selwood, in the beginning as he came across as arrogant and selfish but was delighted to see the positive change in him as he received help from an unlikely supporter, seamstress Bonnie Roseland. Her quiet and unassuming personality and the way she lived out her faith were so inspiring to read and I couldn’t help but root for her and Kent not only in solving the mystery, but as a couple. The solving of the studio crimes was most interesting and not what I had been expecting and made for a great ending!
If you are looking for a quick, engaging and inspiring mystery, I highly recommend this book, as well as this author!
I received an advanced reader copy from Celebrate Lit Publishing via BookFunnel. A positive review was not required and the opinions expressed here are completely my own.