The first time I’ve read any of Thomasine Rappold’s work, and with the third in her Soul Survivor series, the premise of the story was too intriguing to pass up. Please read my review for
The Lady Who Drew Me In
Daisy has always used her special talent to amuse at parties. She can recreate thoughts and memories in pictures. But, the charming young woman’s talents have proved troublesome for her guardians, and they marry her off to rid themselves of her and her baggage. I liked Daisy almost instantly: she was innocent and good-natured, never wanting to hurt anyone with her talents. But a loveless marriage to a man several years her senior and several broken promises and soon the young widow is left bereft and without support.
Jackson is a lawyer with a reputation that is partly due to his unconventional approach to cases. He’s desperate to find the real culprit who committed a murder, leaving a young boy fatherless and an innocent man’s name in shambles. His plans include moving west – ahead of his reputation and its effects, but he wants to solve this one case first. Jackson was single-minded and pretty much everything you’d want your lawyer to be if you needed one. He’s not as unconcerned with what society or people think, but he doesn’t make great efforts to fight against it. When he encounters Daisy and her strange talent is revealed, he determines to use her skills to help his search.
And it’s on. These two are adorable together: while Jackson’s motives aren’t necessarily pure, it is in a good cause and he doesn’t forsee the danger that they both will face. Even more importantly, he finds Daisy is charming and clever, and her openness with him in explaining her life and circumstances tugs at his protective nature. Admiring her desire to support herself, and willing to allow her that growth. Together they explore the answer to the mystery of the murderer, with twists, turns and clues, growing closer as time elapses.
Staring a bit slow, but picking up nicely with information, characterizations and a unique plot that is sure to intrigue. Thomasine Rappold has created a wonderful story that is sure to fuel interest in fans of the series, and a unique twist on a more traditional historic romance.
Title: The Lady Who Drew Me In
Author: Thomasine Rappold
Series: Soul Survivor #3
Genre: Historical Romance, Paranormal, Victorian
Published on: 20 December 2016
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Daisy Lansing’s ability to transfer images from people’s thoughts onto paper was a novelty she used to trot out to amuse her friends. But when her “entranced drawing” begins to cause serious trouble for her guardians, she is banished to the country and forced to marry a man twice her age. After the joyless wedding, Daisy is determined to bury forever the strange skill that upended her life. However, she soon finds herself a widow and in dire financial straits. Suddenly, her curse may be her one chance at true independence.
Jackson Gallway’s reputation as a rogue has far surpassed his success as a lawyer. In the wake of yet another scandal, he decides to head west. But before he can escape Misty Lake, Jax makes a promise to find an elusive killer. When he encounters a lovely young artist with an unusual talent that could help him in his search, what he finds is something neither of them can escape . . .
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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.