Author: Beth White
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Daughtry House #2
Joelle Daughtry has a secret.
By day, the impoverished Southern belle has been helping her sisters in their quest to turn the run-down family plantation into a resort hotel after the close of the Civil War. But by night and under a male pseudonym, she has been penning articles for the local paper in support of constructing a school for former slaves. With the Mississippi arm of the Ku Klux Klan gaining power and prestige, Joelle knows she is playing a dangerous game.
Loyalties shift when Schuyler Beaumont, childhood enemy and current investor in the Daughtry House renovation, takes over his assassinated father's candidacy for state office. Joelle finds that in order to protect her family and her home, she and Schuyler will have to put aside their longstanding personal conflict and develop a united public front. The trouble is, what do you do when animosity becomes respect--and even love--if you're already engaged to someone else?
Reviewer: Laura J. Davis
The second book in the Daughtry House series by Beth White will keep you entertained as the story focuses on Joelle Daughtry and her long-time nemesis Schuyler Beaumont.
It was wonderful to see all the sisters in the second book, and of course see the relationship between Joelle and Schuyler develop. I liked the friction between Joelle and Schuyler and how their love for each other grew. There was definite growth in both characters as they took their problems to the Lord.
The aspect of racism and its poisonous rhetoric was very well done, with just a bit of mystery and a whole lot of danger to anyone who tried to do the right thing. A twist in who was involved in helping the Ku Klux Klan was a real surprise towards the end of the book.
Overall, this was a great story with lots of fun, mystery, danger and romance. A perfect combination!
This book was provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group.