One of our recommended books is A Ring of Truth by Michelle Cox

A RING OF TRUTH

Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novel #2


In this second book of the series, Henrietta and Clive delightfully rewrite Pride and Prejudice—with a hint of mystery!

Newly engaged, Clive and Henrietta now begin the difficult task of meeting each other’s family. “Difficult” because Clive has neglected to tell Henrietta that he is in fact the heir to the Howard estate and fortune, and Henrietta has just discovered that her mother has been hiding secrets about her past as well. When Clive brings Henrietta to the family estate to meet his parents, they are less than enthused about his impoverished intended. Left alone in this extravagant new world when Clive returns to the city,

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In this second book of the series, Henrietta and Clive delightfully rewrite Pride and Prejudice—with a hint of mystery!

Newly engaged, Clive and Henrietta now begin the difficult task of meeting each other’s family. “Difficult” because Clive has neglected to tell Henrietta that he is in fact the heir to the Howard estate and fortune, and Henrietta has just discovered that her mother has been hiding secrets about her past as well. When Clive brings Henrietta to the family estate to meet his parents, they are less than enthused about his impoverished intended. Left alone in this extravagant new world when Clive returns to the city, Henrietta finds herself more at home with the servants than his family, much to the disapproval of Mrs. Howard—and soon gets caught up in the disappearance of an elderly servant’s ring, not realizing that in doing so she has become part of a bigger, darker plot.

As Clive and Henrietta attempt to discover the truth in the two very different worlds unraveling around them, they both begin to wonder: Are they meant for each other after all?

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  • She Writes Press
  • Paperback
  • April 2017
  • 320 Pages
  • 9781631521966

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About Michelle Cox

Michelle Cox is the author of the Henrietta and Inspector Howard seriesMichelle Cox is the author of the multiple award-winning Henrietta and Inspector Howard series as well as Novel Notes of Local Lore, a weekly blog dedicated to Chicago’s forgotten residents. She suspects she may have once lived in the 1930s and, having yet to discover a handy time machine lying around, has resorted to writing about the era as a way of getting herself back there. (Her books have been praised by Kirkus, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and many others, so she might be on to something.) Unbeknownst to most, Cox hoards board games she doesn’t have time to play and is, not surprisingly, addicted to period dramas and big band music. Also, marmalade.

Praise

2018 Chanticleer Bk Awards: Finalist/Historical Fiction, Finalist/Romance, & Winner/Mystery
2018 Independent Press Award: Winner in Romantic Suspense
2018 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist in Regional Fiction: Midwest
2017-2018 Reader Views Literary Awards Finalist in Adult Fiction
2017 Chicago Writers Association Awards: Shortlisted for Indie Fiction
2017 Next Gen indies: Romance Finalist, Mystery Finalist

“There’s a lot to love about the bloodhound couple at the center of this cozy mystery.”Foreword Reviews

“A 1930s Chicagoan love story with a heavy dose of thrilling mystery – we bet we have your attention. If you aren’t already addicted to Clive and Henrietta’s epic love story we recommend you indulge your imagination with the first book and then move on to A Ring Of Truth – the absolutely unputdownable sequel that centers around Clive’s mysterious fortune and strange wrath of his affluent family.” ―BOOKSTR, “10 Historical Fiction Reads for Spring”

“An engaging and effective romp rich with historical details.”Kirkus

“The second book of this mystery series is laced with fiery romance so delicious every reader will struggle to put it down. If you devoured Pride and Prejudice, this love story will get your heart beating just as fast.”Redbook

“The crème de la crème of historical fiction, A Ring of Truth is the unpredictable mystery you’ll be reading and rereading for the rest of 2017.” ―Brit+Co

“Set in the 1930s, this romantic mystery combines the teetering elegance of Downton Abbey and the staid traditions of Pride and Prejudice with a bit of spunk and determination that suggest Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs.” Booklist

“Henrietta and Inspector Howard make a charming odd couple in Ring of Truth, mixing mystery and romance in a fizzy 1930s cocktail.”―Hallie Ephron, New York Times bestselling author

“Brimming with dark plot on every page, this unpredictable literary thrill ride will transport you to the heart of 1930s Chicago and the love story of a lifetime.”―POPSUGAR

A Ring of Truth is the second book in the delightful Henrietta and Inspector Howard series, but there’s plenty to dive straight into even if you haven’t read the last one.” ―Bustle