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What a fresh new read! The sassy heroine pops right off the page, perfectly fitting with all the color and energy of her Roaring '20s setting. The Red Canary is bursting with glamor and vintage music, and it feels like a visit to another time. With a beautifully authentic romance standing against a real force of evil and delicately woven faith elements, McDaniel's newest novel stands out in the historical fiction genre. --Joanna Politano, Award-winning author of The Love Note
Nobody writes 1920s fiction like Rachel Scott McDaniel. From the smoky haze of historic Pittsburgh nightlife to the quiet beauty of the Allegheny National Forest, she truly transports her readers to another time and place, slowly drawing us in with vivid detail and expertly crafted phrasing. This book does a fantastic job of giving her readers a little bit of everything, romance, humor, mystery, and action, and all while making you feel like you've stepped into a classic movie! I honestly adore every single word she writes, and historical fiction lovers will not be disappointed by this beautiful story. --Abbi Hart, Adventures of a Literary Nature
Rachel McDaniel once again gives readers a delightful romp into the Roaring '20s in her latest release, The Red Canary. This book will transport you to 1920s Pittsburgh with its vivid descriptions and quirky time period jargon. A straight-laced hero, rough-around-the-edges heroine, and an unsolved murder will keep readers turning the pages! Vera and Mick are an unlikely pair that will win readers' hearts as they learn to trust each other and unravel the mystery. --Ashley Johnson, Bringing Up Books
The Red Canary features a dazzlingly intelligent heroine, an evocative sense of place, and a pitch-perfect historical narrative. Toss in a whiff of suspense expertly captured with a voice that makes the Roaring Twenties sing, and you have an unputdownable read. The whip-smart dialogue and shadows of danger nipping at the heels of our delightful protagonists is underscored by chemistry that snaps, crackles, and pops every time Mick and Vera share the page. Yet, deeper still, McDaniel has penned a treatise on finding ourselves and our value in a higher place beyond our human limitation. A delightful read from a stand-out talent. --Rachel McMillan, Author of The London Restoration
Here's a book I could not put down. Rachel Scott McDaniel perfectly captured the glamorous 1920s in The Red Canary, from the sassy nightclub singer to the strong, silent detective determined to protect her. I smiled my way through this story, especially the scenes where Mick tried to help headstrong Vera endure hiding away in the Allegheny Forest. Great read! --Karen Barnett, Author of the Vintage National Parks Novels--This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B08HCLBMQJ
- Publisher : Smitten Historical Romance (November 10, 2020)
- Publication date : November 10, 2020
- Language: : English
- File size : 4908 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 313 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #412,054 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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"She'd worn pride as thickly as her makeup, covering her flaws, concealing her shortcomings. Didn't she know to be flawed was to be beautiful? That no matter how layered, how far beneath the surface was scarred, mercy ran deeper. To be healed by His wounds and to be freed by His surrender, now that was a beauty no cosmetic could duplicate."
When Sergeant Mick Dinelo is assigned protective custody over a material witness for a high profile Pittsburgh murder investigation, he never imagined that his heart would wage war with his head over how to manage the ravishing beauty many referred to as "the red canary". Night club entertainer Vera Pembroke had made serious allegations, stating that she knew exactly who had killed the manager of the The Kelly Club. Whisking Vera off to a remote location, fearing that her life could be in serious jeopardy, Mick instinctively knows that Vera's prickly demeanor hides a vulnerability that presents him with a challenge; he must convince her to be completely honest with him about what exactly happened on that rainy night when she returned to the club. Realizing that Vera trusts virtually no one but herself, pushes Mick has to face the fact that his own demons are preventing him from being completely forthcoming with her.
What a luscious blend of an unique historical setting with characters (and two fantastic secondary personalities) perfectly sculpted to match; the flame of romance breathing life out of death, and the power of the cross providing solace for two very troubled souls. Rather than feeling like outsiders looking in, readers will readily embrace their role of impassioned participants, working tirelessly alongside Mick and Vera to put the details of this case to rest, so that the canary can live the rest of her life filled with song.
"You said you needed a song."
It kept me reading until the end. I liked Vera's spunkiness an determination. Even though times got tough, she stood her ground. She and Mick's relationship was fun to watch. Both of them were headstrong and stubborn. The lessons of forgiveness and second chances are weaved throughout the story.
I recommend this book to my family and friends.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. I also purchased a copy for myself. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.
I loved being drawn into Prohibition-era Pittsburgh. Though life was harsh for many at the time, including our main character, Vera, to me it is such an interesting time period. McDaniel describes the setting and “feel” of the time well. Part of the story also takes place in the Allegheny National Forest; I truly felt immersed in the region.
I also enjoyed seeing Mitch and Vera learn to trust one another, and God. Though at times Vera annoyed me with her reluctance, I realized her character was written realistically, based on what she had been through in her past. The mystery in this novel was also engrossing, and the ending was perfect! I was on the edge of my seat up until the very end, when justice was served. It is evident the author put her heart and passion into this novel. I highly recommend this one, and I am looking forward to what she will create next!
Here are a few quotes that stood out to me:
“He winced at his own revelation. If her flaws were covered by grace, weren’t his?”
“ ‘You better thank your lucky stars you’re alive.’ Not her lucky stars, her wonderful God.”
“You said you needed a song…”
*I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*