“Jillian supposed she should be grateful he hadn’t gagged and blindfolded her when he intruded into her home office, snatched her, and stuffed her in the truck.”Opening line of “When I Meet You” by Olivia Newport
Of the three books Olivia Newport has written in the Tree of Life series, “When I Meet You” is my favourite! It is always lovely to return to a homey town with awesome characters and enjoy the interplay between father and daughter duo, Nolan and Jillian but the mystery in this one was awesome! It begins with a century old piece of unclaimed luggage and expands into an adventure of imposters, financial fraud and family history!
Jillian and Nolan unpacks the story piece by piece and it’s full of unexpected turns but it’s the leading lady in the past with whom I really connected. To share more would give away the story.
With humour and a sense of adventure, I enjoyed it from start to finish, it is a five of five on the enJOYment scale and highly recommended!
From the back cover:
A trunk abandoned at Denver’s Union Station more than a century ago leads Jillian and Nolan to untangle the mystery of its contents—including correspondence with the head of Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency Denver office. While Nolan digs into the legalities of the findings, Jillian searches for the descendants of a stolen identity who might not be who they think they are on Colorado ranch land. When Drew seems anxious to hear what Jillian has to say but his Great Aunt Min slams the subject closed—twice—Jillian is all the more determined to find out what happened to the woman who never claimed her luggage, why Min doesn’t want to talk about it, and what will happen for Drew if he gets the answers he seeks.
I received a complimentary copy of the book from Barbour Publishers through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.