Murder at Brightwell

From Elaine Pasquali

Title: Murder at Brightwell

Author: Ashley Weaver

The setting is Brightwell, an elegant British seaside resort in the mid 1930s. Amory Ames, married to wealthy playboy Milo, travels to Brightwell with her idealized ex-fiancé, Gill Trent. The reason for accompanying Gill is to scuttle the marriage of Gill’s sister to a charming scoundrel. When the groom-to-be is murdered, Gill is the leading suspect. Milo unexpectedly arrives and murder is complicated with romantic intrigue. While Amory tries to prove Gill’s innocence, she is forced to look at her feelings for Gill and her love for Milo. I found myself repeatedly drawing comparisons with the love triangle in Gone with the Wind: Gill and Ashley Wilkes, Milo and Rhett Butler and Amory and Scarlet O’Hara. A pleasant read.

Everlasting

From Leslie Liebman

Title: Everlasting

Author: Iris Johansen

Interesting romantic story with vastly different characters including a princess of a fictitious European country, a billionaire playboy, a gypsy & her tribe, as well as other secondary characters. If you can suspend reality for a short while, you can just float along in the bubble created between the two lovers as they meet, fall in love & declare their love as “Everlasting”. During the ride provided by this author we are also treated to a coup with a subsequent revolution. Fun & breezy summer read.