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Main protagonists: Regan Cassidy – ”At thirty-five, with a flourishing interior design business, upscale condo, two cats and a goldfish, she didn’t need a man to complicate her life.” But, as she says, Life had a way of defining and establishing priorities. She was glad hers had included taking a chance on a treasure hunt spun around the search for an obscure journal. Dr. Elijah Cross, far younger and sexier than she’d anticipated - he was only twenty-five. Owner of a doctorate in marine archaeology. Mission –to find Rook’s journal. He survived at sea for forty-five days before he was picked up by a cutter out of Gloucester. And be able to verify the authenticity of the journal and assure it came from the Twelfth Sun clipper. Conflict - Elijah, playful and teasing she could control. Elijah, serious and romantic meant trouble. Sometimes life was cruel. Sometimes life dealt a thirty-five-year-old woman an impossible hand. Twelfth Sun, a story full of mystery and romance, kept me glued to the pages. Having already read all the author’s published books I knew I was in for a great adventure trip. I was right. There were moments when I felt I was in the middle of an action movie, so suggestive was the description and thrilling the action. From the witty dialogue that moves the story ahead and the atmosphere of danger and suspense, to the chemistry between the protagonists and the unexpected twists in the plot, the book offers readers several hours of pure delight. The intricate plotting weaving history, folklore, mystery and romance in the edge of your seat story is worth five stars. Twelfth Sun is a novel I thoroughly enjoyed and I highly recommend to fans of romantic mystery. As well as Eclipse Lake, Solstice Island and Myth and Magic, all novels of this gifted author, Mae Clair.
I don't want to give any plot points away... not even one... but I must tell you that if you enjoy love stories with a twist, or want to go on a wild treasure hunt with riddles to solve that seem impossible, or tag along with a drop-dead man who is way smarter than the average person and has enough charm and wit to keep you laughing and melting for more... then you'll want-no need-to read this book! I've never read a story about nautical folklore or how seamen linked the ocean to the night's sky and its stars. Whether this was all made-up or part fiction/part truth, I don't know. But I do know that Mrs. Clair's writing was so descriptive, so believable, that it all could have been the truth... every ounce of it. I loved the riddles that drove this story and how the clues and their underlying meanings brought more out of the characters in order to view their past, their hopes and dreams. The chemistry between Reagan and Elijah was unmistakable and I loved how Mrs. Clair made Reagan older than Elijah. Usually that's not the case in most of the stories I've read, and I liked seeing the flip side of the relationship. The give and take, the uncertainty of being involved with a younger man and trying to decipher if he was really in it for the long-haul or just in it for a quick conquest or fling. Mrs. Clair writes beautifully. Several times I stopped and reread a line or two in awe as it flowed like lyrical music or melted my heart like butter. As an author myself, I strive to have as much talent creativeness as she does. Without hesitation, I'll read anything she writes and I know I'll be enjoying her tales for a long time coming. So if you enjoy romance, mystery, treasure hunting and a bit of history with charming characters... the Twelfth Sun is what you should be reading… like NOW!