Monday, May 1, 2023

THE KEYS TO GRAMERCY PARK by Candice Sue Patterson, Reviewed by Paula Shreckhise #ReleaseDay

Doors to the Past Book 12

I have really enjoyed the Doors to the Past dual time stories. The Keys to Gramercy Park was no exception.

Andi is an investigative journalist looking for the next big story to further her career. She finds counterfeit money hidden in the wall of her apartment. After a chance meeting with Beau, who is running for Governor, they start researching. But Andi has uncovered some history that could put her growing relationship with Beau in jeopardy.

The story has an intriguing setting in Gramercy Park in Manhattan, as the author weaves historical details about the Pinkerton Agency and a fresh fictional puzzle together. A fascinating mix of what might happen when a historical discovery might affect lives in the present. The two timelines were equally absorbing, causing me to rapidly turn the pages. I am always eager to learn about the Pinkertons since the headquarters originated close to where I grew up in Illinois.

This was a skillfully written book that showed how some people followed the leading of God and some did not accept what He had to offer.

Recommended for those who enjoy dual time books.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Review Crew. I was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*5 stars and a solid faith thread.

BackCover Blurb:
Secrets Sealed Within a Wall Come to Light in Lower Manhattan

Walk through Doors to the Past via a new series of historical stories of romance and adventure.

Investigative historical journalist Andrea Andrews is tired of waiting tables to make ends meet. If she could find and write the next breakout story, she could secure a promotion with Smithsonian Magazine as their writer-at-large. But not much happens in lower Manhattan out of the ordinary until she discovers post-Civil War counterfeit bills hidden in the wall of her historic district apartment.

Politics have always been Beau Davidson-Quincy’s passion, despite his family’s real estate empire. His clean image and single status make him a target in the media as he prepares to build his campaign for New York governor. He has nothing to hide until a cute waitress unravels a mystery that could destroy his family’s reputation.

Two centuries earlier, wounded Civil War veteran Franklin Davidson lost everything—his house, his wife, his standing in society. In his darkest moment, he’s awarded a position with the newly formed Secret Service to combat the spread of counterfeit U.S. currency. His life and new home in Gramercy Park are the envy of his peers, but nothing is as it seems. Secrets are meant to be kept, and Franklin will take his to his grave. 

Barbour Publishing, May 1, 2023
Available in digital ebook, paperback, and audiobook
Buy THE KEYS TO GRAMERCY PARK at Amazon, Christianbook .com, or Baker Book House


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