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Kregel Blog Tour | Rope of Sand by CF Dunn

The third installment of the acclaimed romantic thriller series…

Rope of Sand
CF Dunn

*** Special THANK YOU to Kregel for providing me with a review copy.***
***My review is my own personal opinion.***


This third volume, set in rural Maine’s deep winter, follows the developing relationship between British historian, Emma D’Eresby, and American surgeon, Matthew Lynes. Emma unravels Matthew’s alarming past and begins to comprehend how very diff erent her future might be with a man whose identity must never be revealed.

Emma nervously meets Matthew’s family. She encounters his seventy-year-old son, Henry, and learns how unique the family really is. As Christmas approaches, it is clear that Emma is not welcomed by all: what does Matthew’s great-granddaughter have against her, and what might his sinister psychiatrist granddaughter, Maggie, be prepared to do?

Bound by their faith, Matthew and Emma have accepted that they must wait to be together until his wife dies. Very reluctantly, Emma meets Ellen—an elderly woman with a core of steel—and learns how living with Matthew will mean concealment and lies. How can they have a life together?


C. F. Dunn runs a school in North Kent for children with developmental disabilities, dyslexia, autism, and other difficulties. She is the author of Mortal Fire and Death Be Not Proud.


I was totally intrigued by the storyline of this book and was so excited at the chance to read and review it! What I did not realize is that it is actually the third in a series, I had not read the previous books- but that was okay, the author has provided a wonderful opening explaining the things that have happened in books 1 and 2.
The plot was so intriguing, really unlike anything I’ve read before. The fact that the characters were from different time periods was both awesome and strange at times, but I liked it!
Of course, I loved the wonderful setting!
The mystery and suspense surrounding the secrets of the past, kept me enthralled throughout the story.
I really enjoyed getting to know Emma and Matthew both- really memorable characters in their own right.
As a side note, I must point out to my blog followers that this book does contain some language and some sensual scenes and for that reason, I chose 4.5 out of 5 stars.



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