I was so excited to receive Siri Mitchells new book: Unrivaled, in the mail last week! I love how she weaves a story, threading together people, places and history into a tale of the heart. Siri Mitchell has a way of making her cast of characters come to life. In this novel set in the heart of St. Louis, Missouri, we join Lucy Kendall in her dreams of making the most delightful candy that the world has ever tasted. Lucy's world is plagued with problems, her ailing fathers health, the failing family business and the need for her to redeem her family financially by 'marrying well' are at the top of the list but the biggest is that she is a girl, and in 1910 the candy making business or any business for that matter should not involve a proper lady. Enter Charlie Clarke, the long lost son of Warran Clarke the very successful owner of Standard Manufacturing candy factory her father and families biggest competitor. His dimpled cheeks and dark brown hair catch Lucy off guard as she re-enters her American life after a year of traveling abroad. Can Charlie and Lucy see past their differences and look to the one thing they have in common?
I really enjoyed the interplay between the two main characters in this novel. I found myself drawn to continue to read chapter after chapter. Very well done! I would give this book 5 starts.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
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