Madeline Hunter IS LOCAL! hurrah!!!! I thought it was a fib when a handy little sticker on the cover said “local artist”. Go Pittsburgh Go!
Author of a wonderful quartet I zoomed through, The Rarest Blooms, Hunter’s latest is “Dangerous in Diamonds”.
Now, you’ll want to start at the beginning for this quartet because spattered throughout the novels are allusions to events from other novels. Not that it makes the reading any less fabulous if you want to start in the middle and work your way out. Oreos are great this way too…
I read Dangerous In Diamonds twice already. I’m not sure where to start with what intrigued me that much to do it all over twice. The first reason to double read it is the Duke of Castleford. Gotta love a Duke right? Well, he’s not exactly the loveable type-unless you consider a drunkard and whoremonger as your ideal husbandly type. It’s the idea that a man can change at the drop of a beautiful woman. Well maybe not just beautiful, but the better word is ideal.
It’s an interesting psychological transformation.
Another reason to read it is that it touches on a woman dealing with her friends “moving on in life”, which is always relevant in my opinion. A third reason is that Hunter uses “the truth will set you free” wonderfully in her plot. And it makes me smile.