today’s book: Inheritance of Secrets by Robin Patchen
We are moving right along on our summer-long Road Trip Reads Giveaway where we will be visiting all 50 states on the pages of recently released books. Because road trips are always better with friends – and books – right? So grab your fave snacks, a cold soda or bottled water, an upbeat playlist and let’s head back up East!
today’s stop: New Hampshire
INHERITANCE OF SECRETS by Robin Patchen
SERIES: Coventry Saga #6
GENRE: Romantic Suspense (Christian)
RELEASE DATE: April 19, 2022
From a USA Today bestselling author comes the latest in an edge-of-your-seat Christian romantic suspense series that will keep you reading all night long.
“I didn’t do right by your mother. Find her and do what I never had the courage to do.”
Her father’s deathbed confession changed everything for Aspen Kincaid. The mystery of her mother’s disappearance was unsolvable, or so she’d believed.
Her dad had lied to her all her life.
After inheriting a house in New Hampshire—a house Aspen hadn’t known her father owned—she travels thousands of miles, desperate to fulfill his dying wish. But some residents of Coventry don’t want Jane Kincaid’s daughter digging into things they think should remain hidden forever.
Renovating the secluded old house on the mountain should be the next step in Garrett McCarthy’s contracting career, but Aspen’s arrival stirs up old animosities in Coventry that he’d known nothing about. All he wants is to complete the job, hoping it’ll open doors to new opportunities. But when he’s asked to keep an eye on Aspen’s activities, he feels he can’t refuse. How can he honor his beautiful, vulnerable client and remain loyal to the people who need his help?
Join Aspen and Garrett as they attempt to solve a thirty-year-old mystery–without becoming its latest victims.
Page-turning suspense, heartwarming romance, and a plot-twisting mystery that’ll keep you guessing until the very end. Buy Inheritance of Secrets today.
“Did you like the movie?”
He laughed, the sound low and alluring, and she told herself not to step closer.
Her feet moved that direction anyway.
“I do like Billy Crystal,” he said. “We’ll have to try it again when we’re more awake.”
“It’s a date.”
Ugh. Why had she said that?
But he smiled and held his hand out.
She took it, and he pulled her in and wrapped his arms around her.
When she looked into his eyes, they were smoldering like the coals in the dying fire.
“Hey, you.” His voice was low and rumbly. “Is this the part where we’re supposed to toss out our see-you-laters and pretend like nothing’s changed?”
“I didn’t read the script.”
“If there is one, we should use it for kindling.”
Before she could come up with a witty response, he lowered his head and brushed a kiss across her lips.
An entirely different fire blazed to life.
She opened her lips to him, and he dove in, pulling her closer.
In all her life, she’d never experienced anything like it. It was the kind of kiss they wrote about in romance novels.
He was the one to end it, wrapping her more tightly in his arms.
She pressed her face against his soft shirt, and he rested his cheek on her head.
He’d said what she was thinking, so she added, “Yeah.”
He backed away to look at her. His expression was open but shifted as his eyebrows drew together. “I probably should’ve asked already. Is there a boyfriend? You haven’t said anything about—”
“How can that be?” He looked equally pleased and confused. “Are the guys in Hawaii all idiots?”
Her laugh was short and loud in the quiet room. “I have some rules. I don’t date tourists, and I don’t date people I work with. Those two groups made up a large proportion of the men I met. There’ve been some casual dates, but nobody who…” Who made my heart sing.
That was what she’d always craved, but nobody’d ever come close.
Garrett definitely had her heart warming up its vocal cords.
“I still don’t get it,” Garrett said. “How does someone like you make it to thirty-one without finding a guy? I’m not complaining. I’m just saying—”
“Wait.” She played back over what he’d said, then over all the conversations they’d had since they’d met. “How do you know how old I am?”
“Oh.” His face, that expressive face, showed guilt as plainly as if it were tattooed on his forehead.
Robin Patchen, Inheritance of Secrets
© 2023. Used by permission.
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What about you? What makes you want to read Inheritance of Secrets by Robin Patchen? Have you ever visited New Hampshire?