Tuesday, April 16, 2013

That NIght on Thistle Lane by Carla Neggers

Author: Carla Neggers
Publisher: Harlequin
Date of Publication: January 2013

Librarian Phoebe O'Dunn deals in stories, but her passion for history has taught her that happy endings are rare. Her life in Knights Bridge, Massachusetts, is safe and uneventful...until she discovers the hidden room. 

Among its secrets is a cache of vintage clothing, including a spectacular gown-perfect for a gala masquerade in Boston. In the guise of a princess, Phoebe is captivated by a handsome swashbuckler who's also adopted a more daring persona. Noah Kendrick's wealth has made him wary, especially of women: everybody wants something. 

That Night on Thistle Lane is the second book in the Knights Bridge series. I really loved the first book, Secrets of the Lost Summer and was looking forward to this one. I wasn't disappointed! We met Phoebe and Noah in the first book.  Although, they didn't meet in the first book, their chance meeting in this one sets off immediate sparks.  Their story is very sweet and so fun to read.  I loved them together.  I really like Noah from the first book and thought he really deserved his own shot at happiness. Phoebe has lived most of her life taking care of everyone.  She  has contented herself to never falling in love.  Noah really throws her for a loop.  I loved their HEA.

Along with Noah and Phoebe's story, there is more resolution to the problems in Maggie and Brandon's marriage.  I love his attempts at wooing Maggie back to him.  There was clearly a lack of communication between the two and they so obviously still love each other   The mystery of the dresses was interesting.  I liked how it tied in with the O'Dunn family. 

I have always enjoyed Ms. Neggers contemporary romances.  I hope that she will continue with Knights Bridge and treat us to more of residents of this sweet small town.

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