Truly, Madly, by Heather Webber
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Author Heather Webber grew up in a suburb of Boston, where she learned early on how to ride the T, skip rocks in the ocean, and root for the Red Sox. As a young mother, she tried her hand at writing novels and hasn’t looked back. These days she lives in southwestern Ohio with her high school sweetheart and their three children. Other titles include: Hearts Are Wild, Secrets of the Heart, Surrender My Love, and Trouble In Spades.
Lucy Valentine comes from a long line of matchmakers. Her family being blessed with the ability to help people find their true love has made for a thriving business empire. Except Lucy doesn’t have the gift. Instead, she has the ability to find lost objects. But when her father heads out of town after a scandal, he leaves Lucy to run Valentine Inc. while he is away, and Lucy finds herself in way over her head. One of their clients is a murder suspect, and it seems only their neighbor, private investigator Sean Donahue, to help.
This book is part of the Lucy Valentine series, so more books are to come. These are light-hearted mysteries with romantic elements, each book continuing with a new mystery for Lucy and the romance continuing with Sean. This is the first book.
Told in first person, Lucy tells her tale of mischief with humor and wit. The characters were quirky and fun, including the secondary ones. You’ll fall in love with the grandmother. The plot flowed well and the setting in Boston was perfect. I’m not real fond of these books with continuing romantic plots, I prefer to have the happily ever after immediately, but this was so clever I didn’t mind. Recommended.
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