I read and thoroughly enjoyed Three Silver Doves by Deborah Garner as a standalone book, even though it is actually part of the “A Paige Mackenzie Mystery” series. It was a fun and easy read; perfect for summer … I plan on reading the other two books as well 🙂
Paige Mackenzie is a reporter for a New York newspaper and is working on a series about the Old West. For her next assignment, her boss sends her to New Mexico to write an article about the healing powers of the natural mineral springs at the Aqua Encantada Resort in Tres Palomas. It sounds intriguing and relaxing, so she schedules some much deserved vacation time and extends the trip.
Paige has a reputation for her curiosity and her persistent nature sometimes gets her into trouble. Actually, she is naturally drawn to mysteries and has a talent for exposing the truth. She is friendly and easy going, and she quickly befriends the resort staff and owner.
The author does a great job in vividly describing the resort, town and surrounding landscape, she makes you feel like you are actually there. She also has a gift for making her characters come to life. I almost feel like if I were at the resort in New Mexico, I would recognize Miguel!
I recommend this book for good, clean fun … no foul language, no steamy sex scenes and no extreme violence. Just a fun and intriguing “who-done-it” with memorable characters 🙂
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When New York reporter Paige MacKenzie heads to Tres Palomas, New Mexico, the resort of Agua Encantada seems a perfect destination to combine work with pleasure. A quick article on the healing mineral springs and a few leisurely soaking sessions in the resort’s soothing waters promises well-deserved rest and relaxation.
Paige is immediately intrigued with a local artist’s one-of-a-kind jewelry designs, as well as weekly gatherings to hear legends from an elderly storyteller. But when identical jewelry shows up on another guest and the storyteller goes missing, Paige’s R&R is soon redefined as restlessness and risk. Curious and persistent by nature, Paige is convinced there’s a connection. Enlisting the help of a flirtatious resort worker seems like a good idea until it begins to test her loyalty to her favorite cowboy, Jake Norris. Will an unexpected overnight trip to Tierra Roja Casino lead her to the answers she seeks, or are darker secrets lurking along the way?
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About the author
Deborah Garner is an accomplished travel writer with a passion for back roads and secret hideaways. Born and raised in California, she studied in France before returning to the U.S. to attend UCLA. After stints in graduate school and teaching, she attempted to clone herself for decades by founding and running a dance and performing arts center, designing and manufacturing clothing and accessories, and tackling both spreadsheets and display racks for corporate retail management. Her passions include photography, hiking and animal rescue. She speaks five languages, some substantially better than others. She now divides her time between California and Wyoming, dragging one human and two canines along whenever possible.
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