Carrying a Dangerous Torch

Springwater Wedding
Linda Lael Miller
Reviewed by Joyce Goodman
Company Driver for Tyson Foods

Listening Time: 4.5 hours

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Retail: $25

Genre: Mystery/Romance

Plot: After her divorce, Maggie comes back to her small hometown in Montana. Her high school sweetheart, J.T., has also moved back. But this small town is not a safe place. Murders are being committed and cattle rustlers are hitting ranchers. J.T. becomes the town’s deputy marshal. While he tries to stop a killer, old embers begin to turn into dangerous romantic flames.

Main Characters: Maggie McCaffrey has come home to start a bed and breakfast. J.T. Wainwright was so in love with Maggie he had tried to stop her wedding. Now after being shot in New York in the line of duty as a cop, he’s back on a small ranch. His son, Quinn, comes to visit from Atlanta. Daphne is Maggie’s best friend, and Daphne’s husband is a wild card in the story.

What’s best (or not)? I liked everything about this book. It had just enough mystery to keep you in suspense and enough romance to make it really interesting.

Would you recommend? Yes. Even my husband listened and enjoyed it, and that means it’s really interesting.

Narrator’s style: A very good style, with good voice changes for each character.

How would you rate the book? A


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