Published by NYLA
Released on February 14, 2017
Length: 10 hours 40 min
Dina, her latest group of guests, and Gertrude Hunt Inn are in the fight for their very lives. This was nearly non-stop dangerous excitement and, when it wasn’t, it was intense character and relationship development action that left me blinking back tears. Oh, and the cherry on top? We get the alien’s take on the human tradition of Christmas- laughed so hard the tears came.
One of these days I’m going to stop settling back in amazed surprise when I read/listen to these authors’ books. Seriously! I already thought this was a fantastic series and I was all in, but this latest installment in the Innkeeper Chronicles series just raised the bar even higher.
I loved that part of Dina’s family finally makes an appearance, more of the favorite side characters, and, Hallelujah, more on Dina’s romance with Sean. Dina is really brought to the brink in this one and she continues to grow through each trial put before her.
There are some surprises and heart=stopping twists to this one. It will resonate with readers and real world issues even though, as usual, there are aliens to encounter both good, shades of gray, and deeply flawed.
Oh, and that little bell-ringer sentence at the very end made me groan and prepare myself for a long (im)patient wait to see what that thread will produce. That said, there was such great progress made for other threads (ahem smoldering hot Sean and Dina scenes) and closure for the main conflict that I don’t mind.
Renee Raudman is the voice of Dina and the Innkeeper Chronicles Cast of Characters. I have sung her praises through three installments now. But see, she, too, rose to the occasion for the depths of emotions and desperation this book produced and more than met the challenge.
This fantastic blend of Urban Fantasy and Sci-Fi is a treat not to be missed. Do yourself a favor and snag these for your own reading/listening pleasure.
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