Book Reviews of Fire and Ice (Candleglow)

Fire and Ice (Candleglow)
Fire and Ice - Candleglow
Author: Anne Avery
ISBN-13: 9780505524423
ISBN-10: 0505524422
Publication Date: 7/2001
Pages: 368
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Love Spell
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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I really enjoyed this book. The H & h grew up together in this house , they were teenage lovers( they were only related by marriage) He was arrested for murder,and she left. came back years later to figure out the what really happened.
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A Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award Winner.
A reviewer (harstan@ix.netcom.com), A reviewer, 07/23/2001
Excellent gothic romance
Ten years ago Kate Mannheim fled the Grand House for New York vowing never to return. To Kate the old mausoleum represents nothing but frightening bad memories of cold people even if it is her family home. Even her mothers burial when Kate was nine turned ugly due to her grandmothers nastiness about the deceased Sara. However, her employers are retiring and she wants to buy their small bookstore, but needs her deceased mothers diamonds to do so. That is if the gems exist. So here in the winter of 1933 Kate returns to North Dakota to obtain her mothers possessions from the Grand House.
Though her spiteful grandmother just died, Kate quickly realizes that the current matriarch Aunt Ruth remains as acerbic as ever, but her uncle looks very frail. However, Elliot Carstairs arms look even more inviting than when they were youthful lovers. As they rekindle the flame, she wonders if she can trust him to help her find the missing diamonds?

Anyone who can place a gothic romance on the Northern Plains during the Great Depression is either a genius or a lunatic. In this case, the taut period piece thriller shows why Anne Avery is a fan favorite. The terse story line achieves a high level of satisfaction because of the characters, their relationships, and the house (with its own personality) seem genuine to the point that readers can taste Kates fear of entering the mausoleum. Ms. Avery provides a powerhouse plot that will acquire for her many new admirers wanting her previous books.

Harriet Klausner
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Ten years ago Kate Mannheim fled the Grand House for New York vowing never to return. To Kate the old mausoleum represents nothing but frightening bad memories of cold people even if it is her family home. Even her mother's burial when Kate was nine turned ugly due to her grandmother's nastiness about the deceased Sara. However, her employers are retiring and she wants to buy their small bookstore, but needs her deceased mother's diamonds to do so. That is if the gems exist. So here in the winter of 1933 Kate returns to North Dakota to obtain her mother's possessions from the Grand House.
Though her spiteful grandmother just died, Kate quickly realizes that the current matriarch Aunt Ruth remains as acerbic as ever, but her uncle looks very frail. However, Elliot Carstairs' arms look even more inviting than when they were youthful lovers. As they rekindle the flame, she wonders if she can trust him to help her find the missing diamonds?

Anyone who can place a gothic romance on the Northern Plains during the Great Depression is either a genius or a lunatic. In this case, the taut period piece thriller shows why Anne Avery is a fan favorite. The terse story line achieves a high level of satisfaction because of the characters, their relationships, and the house (with its own personality) seem genuine to the point that readers can taste Kate's fear of entering the mausoleum. Ms. Avery provides a powerhouse plot that will acquire for her many new admirers wanting her previous books.

Harriet Klausner