Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Angie Dicken: The Yellow Lantern

By Kelly Bridgewater

In Massachusetts in 1824, Josephine Clayton awakes on the table of the doctor she’s assisted all these months. She was presumed dead by all and has become the doctor’s next corpse for his medical research. Frightened, the doctor tries to kill her, but Josephine begs to be spared. A deal is struck—Josie will leave her village and work at a distant cotton mill. All the while, she’ll await her true mission—posing as a mourner to help his body snatcher procure her replacement. At the mill though, Josie is praised for her medical remedies among the mill girls, gaining attention from the handsome factory manager Braham Taylor. Yet, when Braham’s own loved one becomes the prey for the next grave robbing, Josie must make a choice that could put her dark past behind her or steal away the promise of any future at all.
What price will Josie pay for love when her secrets begin to unravel?

From Amazon

My Thoughts:

The Yellow Lantern by Angie Dicken is book three in the True Colors of Crime series. While I enjoyed the first two and can't wait for the fourth one, The Gray Chamber, The Yellow Lantern didn't catch my attention as much. It was pretty dry and didn't capture float my attention. The premise was interesting, but Dicken spent too much time setting up the story like a Regency romance novel that I think the suspense element got kind of overlooked. Of course, the happily ever after ending happened between the main hero and heroine, but I wanted a lot more for the suspense element since this is what the series is being advertised as. Overall, The Yellow Lantern by Dicken promised to be something wonderful, but turned into something a little try and not that suspenseful. Even though this edition didn't work for me, I still can't wait to read the next book in the series.

I received a complimentary copy of The Yellow Lantern by Angie Dicken from Barbour Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

About the Author:

Angie Dicken
From Amazon
Angie Dicken credits her love of story to reading British literature during life as a military kid in England. Now living in the U.S. heartland, she's a member of ACFW, sharing about author life with her fellow Alley Cats on The Writer's Alley blog and Facebook page. Besides writing, she is a busy mom of four and works in Adult Ministry. Angie enjoys eclectic new restaurants, authentic conversation with friends, and date nights with her Texas Aggie husband. Connect with her online at (Taken from Amazon.)

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