Tuesday, December 20, 2011

COLD RIVER by Liz Adair: Add a Little Sunshine to Winter

If you're feeling a little dreary with the winter blues, a little ray of sunshine is no farther than Liz Adair's new romantic suspense novel, Cold River. The synopsis from the back book cover reads:

"Mandy Steenburg thinks her doctorate in education has prepared her to run any school district - until she tangles with the moonshine-making, coon-dog-owning denizens of a tiny district in Pacific Northwest timber country. She's determined to make a difference, but the local populace still looks to the former superintendent for leadership. When Mandy lands in the middle of an old feud and someone keeps trying to kill her, instinct tells her to run. And though she has to literally swim through perilous waters, she finds a reason to stay and chance the odds."

My thoughts:
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It's the first I've read of Liz's novels, but after reading Cold River, I will definitely reach for more. I loved the alternative sunshine in an otherwise rainy, gray environment. I related well to the main character and found myself literally cheering her on in chapter 28. I liked the love triangle and enjoyed Mandy's paradigm shift near the end. The writing was impeccable, the characters so well-rounded I wondered if they were my neighbors.  was a believable, enjoyable read and perfect for cuddling up with next the fire this winter!

To learn more about the author, head on over to her blog, or if you'd like to order your own copy of Liz Adair's Cold River check out this link.