This review was written by April Gardner and will be posted on Title Trakk. I think it will be one of my very favorites! To read the review in its entirety or to learn more about April, click to:

Copper Star was a surprisingly pleasant read. One doesn’t usually expect such quality from a small publishing house. Vintage Romance Press has done well to snag author Suzanne W. Fisher.

The writing was impeccable, the plot engaging, and the characters realistic.
Robert Gordon’s deaf five-year-old son, William and prickly Aunt Martha live with him, but no wife. Is she dead? Whatever happened to her, it has left Robert deeply wounded. He is serious and withdrawn and lacks the presence of God in his sermons.

Louisa, on the other hand, is outspoken and opinionated. Author Suzanne Fisher expounds on Louisa’s faults, yet expertly compels the reader to love her anyway. Louisa eavesdrops on conversations and pressures Robert to make decisions regarding his son’s schooling, but in the end, she’s the best thing that’s happened to the Gordon home—and to Robert.

With her strict, no-nonsense attitude and her unique way of showing love, I believe Aunt Martha was the most well written character. Her clashes with Louisa are very entertaining. Although the two women learn to live with each other and even like each other, Aunt Martha stays true to her stern character, which I was pleased to see.

The book is well-rounded with a very sensible romance, a villain that is truly evil, and more than one mystery to solve. Sweet yet pesky William is the cherry on top. The author created a jewel when she penned him, and he doesn’t say more than five words the entire book. Well done!

Keep your eye on Suzanne Fisher. I expect even greater things to come.

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