Friday, October 23, 2015

Litfuse Review: A Respectable Actress by:Dorothy Love

A Respectable Actress
About the Book:
When the illustrious India Hartley is accused of murder, she has to uncover the deceptions of others to save herself.

India Hartley, the famous and beautiful actress, is now alone in the world after her father’s death and embarks upon a tour of theaters across the South. Her first stop is Savannah’s Southern Palace. On the eve of the second night’s performance, something goes horribly wrong. Her co-star, Arthur Sterling, is shot dead on stage in front of a packed house, and India is arrested and accused of the crime.

A benefactor hires Philip Sinclair, the best—and handsomest—lawyer in Savannah to defend India. A widower, Philip is struggling to reinvent his worn-out plantation on St. Simons Island. He needs to increase his income from his law practice in order to restore Indigo Point, and hardly anything will bring him more new clients than successfully defending a famous actress on a murder charge.

Because India can’t go anywhere in town without being mobbed, Philip persuades the judge handling her case to let him take her to Indigo Point until her trial date. India is charmed by the beauty of the Georgia low country and is increasingly drawn to Philip. But a locked room that appears to be a shrine to Philip’s dead wife and the unsolved disappearance of a former slave girl raise troubling questions. Piecing together clues in an abandoned boat and a burned-out chapel, India discovers a trail of dark secrets that lead back to Philip, secrets that ultimately may hold the key to her freedom. If only he will believe her.

My Review:
 India Hartley is a beautiful and famous actress. Her life seemed to be a continuous road full of show after show. But when a performance goes terribly wrong, she finds herself thrown in a whirlwind of a trial. Automatically she is accused of being guilty of murdering her co-star, but luckily handsome lawyer Philip Sinclair stands up for India and agrees she needs a fair trail. With the judges approval, Philip brings India along with him to his plantation on St. Simons Island, where he plans to keep her from the public and find out the truth behind it all.

As Philip and India work closely together to find out the truth of it all, India finds herself falling for Philip. But when she uncovers something no ones about in his home, knives will be out. As India believes she has uncovered a secret that will save them all, will she be able to get Philip to believe her? Or she doomed to be hung?

A Respectable Actress is a wonderful novel about mystery, love and deception. With an epic beginning, you will be glued to the pages all the way to the equally epic conclusion. This author is one of my favorite authors and compared to her other books this book was an equally wonderful read. This book was a real page-turner. I can’t wait to see what this author will write next.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse.

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