Undercurrent of Secrets by Rachel Scott McDaniel

About The Book:

Two women, a century apart, are bound by a haunting secret aboard a legendary steamboat.Walk through Doors to the Past via a new series of historical stories of romance and adventure. As wedding coordinator for the 100-year-old steamboat The Belle of Louisville, Devyn Asbury takes pride in seeing others’ dreams come true, even though her engagement had sunk like a diamond ring to the bottom of the Ohio River. When the Belle becomes a finalist in the Timeless Wedding Venue contest, Devyn endeavors to secure the prestigious title with hopes to reclaim some of her professional dreams. What she hadn’t planned on was Chase Jones showing up with a mysterious photo from the 1920s. A century earlier, Hattie Louis is as untamable as the rivers that raised her. As the adopted daughter of a steamboat captain, her duties range from the entertainment to cook. When strange incidents occur aboard the boat, Hattie’s determined to discover the truth. Even if that means getting under First Mate Jack Marshall’s handsome skin.

My Thoughts:

Rachel McDaniel never disappoints! Her latest release, Undercurrent of Secrets delivers a romance threaded with mystery that is sure to entrance and entertain readers with every chapter. This book is a time slip novel and it is expertly crafted. I honestly could not decide which story line I preferred. They flowed effortlessly together creating a seamless story that eventually overlapped as the pieces of the mystery fell into place. The men in the novel are absolute perfection! Don’t make me chose between them because I loved them both! Hattie and Devyn were both heroines that I absolutely adored. I love it when authors write strong, intelligent females with personality! Devyn and Chase had the best chemistry! The flirty banter was off the charts! Jack and Hattie had the sweetest romance born from his admiration of her unique and independent nature. The romance in this book book built simultaneously with the mystery and by the end I was hanging by a thread in a ball of anxiety! No spoilers! I also appreciated the strong faith threads in both stories! It was bold and refreshing!

I absolutely adored this book. This is my new favorite Rachel McDaniel novel. Well, until the next one I’m sure!

*I was given a copy of this book by the Publisher, however I was not required to write a positive review.

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