I recently bought Janet Sketchley’s novel Without Proof at the Write Canada conference in June. [see links below]
I have to say, this book kept me awake late because I couldn’t put it down.
NB; Without Proof is Book 3 in Janet Sketchley’s Redemption’s Edge Series. I have not read the first two, but hope to do so soon.
Two years after her fiance was killed in a plane crash, Amy Silver is interviewed by a reporter who suggests the plane crash was not an accident. Amy doesn’t want to believe sabotage was involved but evidence begins to stack up. She starts getting mysterious texts on her phone. Meanwhile Amy struggles with forgiveness of her father for how she came to be. And she struggles with attraction to Michael Stratton, her dead fiance’s best friend. Michael Stratton is a fairly successful artist who runs a gallery. Michael, his Aunt Bay, and Amy all live in an apartment over the gallery. Amy works as Michael’s personal assistant.
Michael doesn’t seem to see Amy as anything other than his dead friend’s fiance. He appears impervious to Amy as a person who might be a romantic interest. However, he is very protective of Amy, making her feel smothered, caged. And since he’s protecting her ostensibly for her fiance…what’s the point?
Enter good looking, flirtatious Ross, who does appear to find Amy attractive in her own right. Micheal doesn’t like Ross at all, yet he shows no romantic interest in Amy, yet he doesn’t like her going out with Ross. He’s being a dog-in-a-manger.
Without Proof is a sweet, clean, inspirational [Christian] read, with romance, suspense, and some quirky characters, like Aunt Bay. It takes place in Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia, a beautiful setting, which is revealed more through Michael’s paintings than the narrative.
Peggy’s Cove. Photo courtesy of http://www.peggyscoveregion.com/
I’d love to hear your comments. Have you read Without Proof?