Devyn's Dilemma

Devyn's Dilemma

Longing for love, can she escape the shadows that follow her to Dark Island?

1910, Thousand Islands, New York. Others may consider The Towers castle on Dark Island an enchanting summer retreat, but to Devyn McKenna, it's a prison. Yet as she works as a maid for Frederick Bourne, former president of the Singer Sewing Machine Company, her life blossoms under the kindness of his family and fascinating entrepreneurs such as J.P. Morgan, Thomas Lipton, and Captain Vanderbilt. But more than anything, the growing friendship of Mr. Bourne's valet, Brice McBride, begins to pry away the painful layers that conceal Devyn's heart.

Brice is drawn to the mysterious Devyn even though he's certain she's hiding a secret, one far more dangerous than the clues they find in The Towers that hint of a treasure on the island. When Devyn is accused of stealing Bourne's investment in Vanderbilt's New York City subway expansion, he might not be able to protect her.

Title:Devyn's Dilemma
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781645262732
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    Devyn's Dilemma Reviews

  • Ane Mulligan

    I really liked this book! Reminiscent of Upstairs Downstairs -with more downstairs, which is really more interesting if we're honest. The story moves easily and the characters are full developed. A ve...

  • Linda Goldfarb

    If you enjoy romantic mysteries that include historical truth, Devyn’s Dilemma has your name written on every page. Susan Mathis’ looking-glass style of writing, opens a portal you eagerly walk th...

  • Davalynn Spencer

    Author Susan Mathis weaves mystery, secrets, and false accusations into this Gilded-Age tale of castles, their wealthy owners, and the heart-felt longings of those whom they employ. If you like Downto...

  • Amy

    Devyn is a timid and fearful young woman when she arrives on the Dark Island, one of the Thousand Islands in the St Lawrence River, to work for the Bourne family in their summer home, The Towers castl...

  • Jane

    When asked my favorite genre, it often depends on what I’ve been reading recently. But if I’m honest I would probably say historical fiction is at the top of my favorites, especially when the auth...

  • Cindy Huff

    I so enjoyed learning about The Thousand Islands through this sweet romance. The characters were well-developed and Devyn’s love interest Brice being Irish added to the story with his appropriate Ir...

  • Linda

    I was intrigued to discover that the Bourne family-Devyn’s employers-were real people, which made me enjoy the story even more. I love a historic novel that informs me about people and events I don...

  • Judy Keeler

    Devyn’s Dilemma is a delightful read. I had the privilege to read pre-release and am about to read again. The setting alone is intriguing—the summer home of wealthy industrialist Frederick G. Bour...

  • Vicky Sluiter

    Book 2 in the Thousand Islands Gilded Age series, author Susan Mathis takes us back to the Thousand Islands. And she does it so well! She gives us wonderful descriptions of the homes and the island. I...

  • Daniel H

    Cheers to Susan Mathis for Book Two from The Thousand Islands Gilded Age series! Devyn’s Dilemma is a marvelous tale of mystery, romance, intrigue, transformation, and especially the grace of God’...