Saturday, September 17, 2011

Winter’s Journey

Title: Winter’s Journey
Author: Kathryn Meyer Griffith
Publisher: Eternal Press
ISBN: 9781615724604
Genre: {M/F} Romantic Suspense, Murder-Mystery
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Rose Nymph 

After losing her trucker husband to the bitter Wyoming winter one year ago, the last place Loretta Brennan expected to be was in “Baby Blue”, her eighteen-wheeler, heading along those same icy roads. However, if she wants to keep a roof over her and her daughter’s head, Loretta needs to start taking action, now. 

She may have accepted the dangerous job for honorable reasons but Loretta soon realizes she has bitten off more than she can chew. There’s no way she’ll get her haul to the destination in time by herself. So when hitchhiker Sam Emerson offers to share the burden, Loretta is loath to turn him away. She knows the danger of picking up a stranger, but Sam’s sob story pulls at hear heartstrings. As the duo ride out the winter storm, Loretta leans more about the enigmatic Sam, but not all of it is good. She can’t fight the feelings that are growing for the man, but when they hear that truckers are being murdered nearby, Loretta starts putting two and two together, and coming up with five. With a coldblooded murderer on the loose, can Sam be honest enough about his past to save his and Loretta’s future? 

Despite Loretta and Sam’s actions making me want to bang their heads together most of the time, I just couldn’t put Winter’s Journey down. The author did an amazing job creating such an atmospheric setting that I shiver now just remembering the cold and icy conditions faced by the characters. There were shivers of a different kind as people Loretta and Sam met along their journey started turning up dead. The constant “friend or foe?” vibe coming from Sam kept me on edge and helped me ride the rollercoaster of emotions with Loretta as she tried to figure him out. The climax of the murder mystery was exciting and unpredictable. The romance between Loretta and Sam was slow building and let my imagination wander to all sorts of possibilities between them. If you are looking for an engaging story with twists and turns plus tender romance, I highly recommend Winter’s Journey.


sashagirl said...

thank you for the lovely review on my novel WINTER'S JOURNEY! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! warmly, author Kathryn Meyer Griffith

Literary Nymphs said...

Well, thank you, Kathryn but I just post the reivews. The thanks goes to Rose Nymph.

sashagirl said...

Oh, and thank you Rose Nymph for reading and writing the lovely review...warmly, author Kathryn Meyer Griffith