18812342Well, the war between heaven and hell just got a whole lot more interesting.

After rescuing a young innocent from the clutches of hell and giving up a win in the seven-round battle to end the war, Jim Heron loses sight of the end game, focusing instead on getting young miss Sissy Barton adjusted to life as the living impaired.  As a result, they actually lose two wins to win one innocent soul.

Very interested in the alternate love story though.  The leading man is a bouncer at the Iron Mask, and we see Xhex and John Matthews from Black Dagger Brotherhood make brief appearances.  It was fun having two two worlds cross over here, even if ever-so-briefly.

Otherwise it was a repeat performance for the other Fallen Angels books, though Sissy and Jim didn’t fall into bed together like I was expecting.  You get some interesting revelations with Devina, and there’s a BIG game changer up in heaven that takes this fight to a while new level.  Looking forward to where that leads in the next one.

But now we’re off to solve a century-old murder mystery in House at Riverton by Kate Morton.

9548106Grace Bradley was just a girl when she began working as a servant at Riverton House. For years, her life was inextricably tied with the glamorous and eccentric Hartford family’s daughters, Hannah and Emmeline. At a glittering society party in the summer of 1924, a young poet shot himself. The only witnesses were Hannah and Emmeline. Only they – and Grace – know the dark truth.

Many years later, when Grace is living in a nursing home, she receives a visit from a young director making a film about the events of that summer. The director takes Grace to Riverton House and reawakens memories of the last days of Edwardian aristocratic privilege, of the vibrant twenties, and of a stunning secret Grace kept all her life.

A vivid, page-turning tale of suspense and passion, “The House At Riverton” is marked by indelible characters and a breathtaking ending that readers won’t soon forget.

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