Thursday, December 29, 2011

Cold River Book Review

Warm up winter reading with Liz Adair's romantic suspense, Cold River.
From the back cover:
Mandy Steenburg thinks her doctorate in education has prepared her to run any school district - until she tangles with the moonshine-making, coon-dog-owning denizens of a tiny district in Pacific Northwest timber country. She's determined to make a difference, but the local populace still looks to the former superintendent for leadership. When Mandy lands in the middle of an old feud and someone keeps trying to kill her, instinct tells her to run. And though she has to literally swim through perilous waters, she finds a reason to stay and chance the odds.

The plot for this book holds general appeal because we get to watch someone who thinks she's going to take on a challenge and come out making a difference for those over whom she has charge. Haven't we all hoped for something similar? Of course it isn't that easy but we want Mandy to succeed. Her tenacity had me rooting for Mandy, even though she occasionally reacted as cold as her reception in Limestone. The politics within the town and school board took me into an interesting world. And the setting! I wanted to be there. Adair adds interesting characters and writing that skillfully flowed. I did wish for a bit more  suspense but found it an enjoyable, clean read with a satisfying end.    

You can purchase Cold River HERE  OR Visit Liz Adair's blog HERE 


Canda said...

My daughter read this book and loved it. I get to borrow it from her soon--looking forward to it.

Renae W. Mackley said...

I love getting pass-along books! Hope you enjoy it as well, Canda.

Liz Adair said...

Hi, Renae,
Thanks for taking the time during this busy season to review COLD RIVER. I do appreciate it!