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THE DEVLIN DIARY is set in
Hannah Devlin treats the sick because her father was a physician and she wants to carry on his life’s work. However, women are not allowed to be practicing physicians in those days and so it is mainly the poor that she ministers. But all that changes when she is asked to come to court to treat a mistress of Louis de Keroualle. Because of all the odd and devious things that she finds when she is there, she begins a diary written in code about all she sees. When arcane symbols are found on two murder victims, Hannah becomes part of a major conspiracy that is thought to have taken place between Hannah’s father and the king.
Meanwhile, Claire Donovan is working as a professor of history in
The story evolves into a twisted plot from both time periods and I enjoyed the perplexing mystery that only solving the puzzles and code would resolve. Claire and Andrew begin to wonder if the two mysteries are somehow linked from the past to their current time. How can a book written so long ago still hold the answers to solving a present day problem? Is something in common happening? Do both women solve their mysteries?
I found that the romance and mystery blended well and kept my interest although I was surprised that the earlier story was much more to my liking. All the characters are well written and believable. The best part for me was I figured out who did it before the end which is unusual for me. I recommend this book especially for book clubs as it would surely bring about a lively discussion.
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