You Promised Me Paris
Published by Mountain Brook Ink
Publication Date June 5, 2021
Genres: Christian Fiction, Inspirational Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Clean Romance
Setting: Kentucky Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 35-60
Written for: Adults
Discovering a young man with a knife in his chest was not exactly what Delilah Burns Morgan planned for her honeymoon.
Delilah did not have a dream wedding. In fact, after their vows, she and Lyle raced for a court appearance which revealed decades of secrets in their small Kentucky town. All seems well on their wedding night until a loud thump echoes in the hotel hallway - courtesy of a murder victim. When suspicion circles back to Delilah's family, the newlyweds delay their trip to Paris and tackle the erupting mayhem. With the FBI circling, they head for the hills and find themselves back in Horsetail Falls, Kentucky-Delilah's Appalachian home.
As they unwrap the wonders of their newfound love while trying to uncover the secrets of a murder, a suspicious real estate agent, and a shady new neighbor, will Lyle and Delilah learn to work as a team?
I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
As the happily anticipated marriage finally takes place, things go in rather unexpected directions in You Promised Me Paris !
Having been a while since I read the earlier books in the D.B. Burns Mysteries series, I had forgotten what a charmer Lyle was! And how in love with Delilah he was! If you are like me, you’ll fall in love with him all over again in You Promised Me Paris!
I was amazed at how well the loose ends were wrapped up. In fact, I was so caught up in the one mystery and its resolution, when another one reared its ugly head again; I was shocked, having forgotten that Lyle and Delilah still had that to deal with!
Delightful characters from the series appeared again. Evil characters appeared as well. And some new characters showed up to add to the excitement. You are bound to enjoy Meemaw.
I recommend you don’t attempt reading You Promised Me Paris as a stand-alone. It dives right into the story without much background to any of the people or events taking place.
Entrancing descriptions of the lovely Blue Ridge Mountains were scattered throughout the intense mystery-filled pages.
The topic of human trafficking came up again, along with discussions about the rescued girls and the trauma they faced as a result. Though addressed tastefully, it was still disturbing, though I think that had more to do with my imagination and sensitive spirit than the details shared or not. I don’t recall being as affected in the earlier books in the series – but this could have more to do with me than the writing. I just mention this for those who might be ultra-sensitive to such matters.