Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Crimson Rooms by Katharine McMahon Review

I had the chance to read Advance Reader copy of  The Crimson Rooms recently.  Written by Katharine McMahon, it is a historical romance novel.  The Crimson Rooms takes place post-WWI London (1924).

Still haunted by the death of her only brother, James, in the Great War, Evelyn Gifford is completely unprepared when she received a knock on the door one night.  A young nurse, Meredith and her six year old son are about to change the Gifford's life (Evelyn, her mother and her grandmother).  Meredith claims that the young boy is James's, conceived in a battlefield hospital.

The grief-stricken Giffords take them both in; but Evelyn, a struggling attorney, must now support her entire family-at a time when work for women lawyers is almost nonexistent. Luckily for Evelyn though, she is working at a firm that appreciates her.  With attorney Nicholas Thorne, Evelyn pursues justice in a murder case and adamantly defends a mother's right to keep her children.

Suddenly a new case falls in Evelyn's lap: Seemingly hopeless, it's been abandoned by her male coworkers. The accused-a veteran charged with murdering his young wife- is almost certain to die on the gallows. . . . And yet, Evelyn believes he is truly innocent, just as she suspects there may be more to the story of her "nephew" than meets the eye. . .

McMahon's writing style makes it hard to put this page turner down.  Not only a Historical romance, but murder and mystery are involved.  Beautifully written, in a classic writing style with descriptive settings and characters.   I highly recommend this page turner!  The Crimson Rooms has it all ~ Mystery, Romance, Heart Break, History, Suspense and more.


The Crimson Rooms is available for pre-order right now on Amazon.  It will be available in hardcover on Mon. Feb. 18th, along with the Kindle edition and audiobook. You will also find it  available on the 18th at Barnes and Noble , Borders and Indie Bound.  Published by Putnam Adult, at 384 pages, check out Penguin.com for more details.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by MotherTalk on behalf of G.P. Putnam's Sons / Riverhead and received a copy of the book to facilitate my candid review. Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.
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2 comments:

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Thank you for your sweet visit to my blog! Take care. Lisa :)

Anonymous said...

I love these types of books. I hope to order mine soon.

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