Jeanette Hillestad is a archaeologist that has always believed family comes first. She arrives in Ireland looking for her brother, Thomas. He is the golden child in her family, she is thought of as the overachiever, the perfectionist. Yet, she is always the one that bail’s Thomas out of trouble because Thomas is somewhat of an adventurer. This time, Thomas has gone missing and she ends up looking for answers from Conlin Murphy, the Irishman Thomas met while staying in Ireland. Her family thinks she’s over-reacting by jumping to conclusions to look for Thomas, however, what Conlin tells Jeanette has her troubled. What happens next is a story of love, faith, adventure, relics and… the supernatural.
The Mystery Stone is a compelling adventure novel that is filled with everything you want in a thrilling romance story; an intrepid sense of adventure, romantic intrigue, and a villain that readers will love to hate.
Jeanette, the lead character, is headstrong, smart, and lovable but her one flaw is putting others before herself, even if it costs her. Conlin Murphy, Jeanette’s love interest, steals your heart easily. He’s smart, passionate, capable and his love for his daughter is wonderful to observe. Saoirse, Conlin’s daughter, is a natural scene-stealer. She acts worldly and is never afraid to crack a joke at her old man’s expense. The characters are wonderfully developed, and readers will find themselves rooting for them as they enjoy this edge-of-your-seat and will-they-won’t-they romantic novel.
This energetic action story is wonderfully crafted, with vivid action scenes that will keep you furiously flipping pages. I also enjoyed how detailed the scenes are. The author takes time to really place readers in each setting, which is important in a novel that takes you to some fantastic places.
The Mystery Stone is a must read for readers looking to be swept away on an enchanting adventure that is imbued with a sense of romance and intrigue right from the beginning. With an ending that is worth waiting for, this is definitely a story that stays with you long after the final page.
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