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Deadly Vows (Francesca Cahill Series #9)

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Triumphant Return to the Francesca Cahill Deadly Series

After five years New York Times bestselling author, Brenda Joyce is finally back with the triumphant return to her Deadly historical mystery series with Book #9, DEADLY VOWS (HQN March 1, 2011). It's June 28, 1902 in New York City and the wedding day of amateur sleuth/h...
After five years New York Times bestselling author, Brenda Joyce is finally back with the triumphant return to her Deadly historical mystery series with Book #9, DEADLY VOWS (HQN March 1, 2011). It's June 28, 1902 in New York City and the wedding day of amateur sleuth/heiress, Francesca Cahill to ruthless, debonair millionaire, Calder Hart. However, Francesca gets an urgent message that if she goes to an art gallery she will find her stolen portrait. Since the portrait is of her partially nude it could ruin her and her family if it's made public. So Francesca decides to go to the gallery before her wedding to retrieve it thinking she'll have plenty of time to make it to the church for the ceremony. The portrait is there at the gallery but it's nailed to the wall and someone locks Francesca in so she misses her own wedding. When she is finally rescued, Francesca goes to Calder's mansion and he informs her their engagement is off since he no longer believes she loves him. Calder also suspects Francesca has never gotten over her feelings for his saintly Police Commissioner half-brother and bitter rival, Rick Bragg, even though Rick is already married. However, Rick's marriage to his crippled wife, Leigh Anne is at the breaking point since they are basically estranged and she has taken to drink and drugs to numb her unhappiness. Francesca is determined to win Calder back but equally determined to find her stolen portrait since it's gone missing again from the gallery. So she goes to her good friend, Commissioner Rick for help. This of course gives Hart even more reason to doubt Francesca's love for him but he also decides to help her in any way he can to retrieve her portrait since he commissioned it. With a fantastic cast of beloved characters from this series' previous books and an equally terrific cast of suspects, who have caused trouble in the past, Brenda Joyce pens an absolutely thrilling and complex conclusive to her Deadly series in DEADLY VOWS. In fact, readers will be on the edge of their seats not only to discover who stole the portrait but also to see who Francesca ends up marrying! Well done, Ms. Joyce - WELL DONE INDEED!

posted by ReadersGroupsLiaison on January 31, 2011

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Loose ends

I was glad to see Fran finally get her man. There wer just too.many loose ends. Does rick find love? Does evan marry maggie? I feel like i only know half the story, with no promise that i will ever learn the rest.

posted by Anonymous on February 18, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2012

    Too rushed

    Was not happy with this installent. Too many loose ends and wrap up of the book felt extremely rushed. I felt like the characters obsessed over the same issues page after page. Book 3 was my favorite of the entire series.

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