I knew that C.S. Lewis and I had more in common than our Christianity when he said, "You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." Welcome to a celebration of faith, tea, and the written word. I'm always engaged in a book, and whether it's one I'm reading or one of the inspirational historical romances I write, there's always a cup of tea close by. Join me in a cup as we chat about faith, our favorite books and the exciting places our reading and writing adventures take us.

Monday, May 6, 2013

The Diary in the Attic

The Annie’s Attic Series is a rare find—these cozy mysteries are well-written, engaging, and totally appropriate for just about everyone. They’re perfect reading for an afternoon, and when you’re finished, you can share with your grandma or teenager.

This installment, The Diary in the Attic by DeAnna Julie Dodson, finds Annie Dawson hunting in her grandma’s attic for linens when she uncovers a box of letters, photos, and a diary from 1940’s—all painting a sweet picture of young romance between Lilly and Peter. Lilly, the author of the diary, is now in her eighties and lives in a nearby apartment, but what happened to Peter, the soldier Lilly loved who never came home?

Meanwhile, Annie’s struggle with her romantic feelings for the town mayor, Ian, starts to come to a head. When Lilly asks Annie to investigate what really happened to Peter, new questions arise, and Annie is shocked by what she finds. Will solving a sixty-year-old mystery bring closure, pain, or something far better than anyone ever expected?

If you enjoy cozy mysteries, check out the Annie's Attic series!


DeAnna Julie Dodson said...

Awww, thank you so much for the wonderful review. You're THE best! :D

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for introducing me to this author! :)

Congrats on being a Genesis finalist! So excited for you! :)

Susanne Dietze said...

So glad you could come by, DeAnna! I enjoyed this book so much. :)

Susanne Dietze said...

Thanks for coming by, Karen, and thanks so much for the congratulations! I appreciate it so much!