True Blend by Joanne DeMaio
Paperback: 394 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 4, 2014)
Vintage bridal shop owner Amy Trewist thinks she’ll never recover her quiet life at her beloved farmhouse on an old country road. Not after her two-year-old daughter Grace is kidnapped in an elaborate crime. On one clear morning, in mere minutes, Grace is gone and Amy’s world spins into a heartbreaking new place.
George Carbone often spends easy time with his brother. Whether at a ballgame or taking a day trip, it’s how they connect. Until one sunny day when the trip is to a bank parking lot and George is drawn into a crime he never sees coming. And into a stricken mother’s life he cannot ignore.
In a summer that simmers with the unsolved crime, George is haunted by a bankroll hidden behind kitchen tiles, by a brother who dragged him into this, and by a father who instilled in him a conscience. A conscience challenged when a young child and beautiful woman crossed paths with him and unexpectedly took hold of his heart.
Set among the red barns, lush cornfields and sparkling wishing fountain of Addison, Connecticut, True Blend is a captivating novel that steals your heart and does not let go. Because like the lace wedding gowns hanging on Amy’s clothesline, waltzing in the summer breeze, love and secrets twist and spin together in their own mesmerizing dance.
This is the authors fourth book, and I have enjoyed them all. The story was so interesting that I didn’t mind that it was longer than what I prefer. The author did a great job of keeping my attention.
True Blend is a mix of loss, a mother’s love, a brother’s betrayal, a kidnapping, suspense, fear, betrayal and romance. The book is a lot like her other stories, but it’s a lot different too. The characters are similar, but the plot is totally different.
The only fault I could find with the book was that there was some pretty bad language, especially GD, which makes me cringe. Other than that, the book was fine.
As I said before, I’ve read all of DeMaio’s books, and can’t wait to read the next one.