C.F. Dunn introduced us to quite the cast of characters in the first book in her new Secrets of the Journal trilogy, Mortal Fire. (My review of that book is here.) I was intrigued by the story line and left hanging at the end. I hate that. I had to wait far too long to find out what happened to Professor Emma D'Eresby.
One of the things that intrigued me about the first book was that it was set in my state, Maine. Not many books that I read do so. As such, it's always a treat to read them.
Book two, Death Be Not Proud, picks up right where the first one ended - I adore it when authors do this. This second volume could easily be a stand alone book though as the author does give a synopsis of what has occurred thus far. This is also helpful for those of us who know they enjoyed the book, but can't quite remember all the details. That's certainly not due to advancing age or anything. I always blame it on my children!
Book Summary from the author's website:
Following the vicious attack that nearly killed her and reeling from the discovery that mysterious Matthew Lynes – the man with whom she has inadvertently and irresistibly fallen in love – is lying, historian, Emma D’Eresby flees the college in Maine for her ancient home town in England. With her she carries a precious Seventeenth-century journal and the secrets bound within its pages. Once home, she comes to terms with a shattering revelation, and, just when she thinks she has the answers, faces a future where past and present collide.
I enjoyed this second installment as much as I did the first. I was also left hanging yet again. So now I wait for the third book to arrive