STORY LINE FOR THE HEART OF DARKNESS BY ODELIA FLORIS
Author Odelia Floris’ The Heart Of Darkness is a first-rate mystery romance set in medieval times. Set in England in 1430, Sheriff and Knight Sir Richard and poor gentlewoman, Rowena, find themselves at odds. After her mother’s death, Rowena is at the mercy of her cruel Aunt, Lady Cunningham and cousin Sabrina. Sabrina, in a cruel display, connived to have Rowena serve as Clerk for Sheriff Richard. Little does she know, what she has set in motion as Rowena and Richard lock horns. They shout, antagonize, disagree, and just possibly find romance.
Then, Rowena finds herself in a quarry as she begins to respect Richard and have feelings for him. However, Richard’s past is murky and he has secrets. Can Rowena ferret out the cause of Richard’s money woes and help him resolve his past and secrets?
Meanwhile, young girls disappear in neighboring villages. It is Richard’s responsibility to solve this mystery, stop the evil that is haunting his personal life and resolve his relationship with Rowena. Life has suddenly become very complicated. Come along for a roller coaster ride with Rowena and Richard as they fight themselves, killers, and evil. My reviews for mystery romance novel The Heart Of Darkness follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:
First I must say, this book personifies the fact explicit sex is not a prerequisite for an entertaining novel. Ms. Floris created an intriguing story filled with emotion, romance, suspense, and mystery. Furthermore, she did so with skillful story-telling rather than pages of explicit sex.
Secondly, I found The Heart Of Darkness an epic story of a very human man forged in battle and scarred by his past; a past that has caught up with him. He is the stuff of legends as he is gentle or hard as necessary. Also he has values he lives by, and needs of the heart he did not know he possessed. By the end of the book, Richard’s character development was something to behold. In turn, Rowena, was a strong woman, who found herself in a terrible situation. Tough, spirited, and courageous, Rowena was all woman with womanly feelings. All good stories must have villains worthy of emotion from the reader. Ms. Floris skillfully developed villains you will love to hate. The action is non-stop as Rowena and Sir Richard search for answers and resolutions.
Ms. Floris sprinkled humor throughout the story. I found myself laughing at the quips by Sir Richard and Rowena. With a surprisingly emotional and exciting ending, I was on the edge of my chair.
Lastly, In concluding the reviews for romance novel The Heart of Darkness, Ms. Floris had many threads to bring together as the plots kept coming. She wove each thread into a complete story which never bogged down or slowed. I found myself enmeshed in the time period, story-line and the vivid descriptions found in this book. Furthermore, Ms. Floris’ writing style is clear and easy to read and her descriptions will place you in the scene; I could see the colors and smell the odors. Finally, I would not hesitate to buy this book for myself or a friend?
RECOMMENDATION FOR THE HEART OF DARKNESS:
Additionally, I loved this book. The Heart Of Darkness will provide hours of reading enjoyment for anyone who enjoys clean medieval romance mysteries. Furthermore, I did not hesitate to rate this book 5 well deserved stars.
FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE:
I received this book by way of the author in return for a voluntary honest romance novel review. Furthermore, all book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book reviews on-line and on my blog are my opinions. No one affected my voluntary reviews for romance novel The Heart Of Darkness.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR/BOOK/LINKS
GENRE/S: Medieval romance/mystery/adventure, set in late medieval England
LENGTH: 121,000 words
CONTENT/RATING: Clean romance and no graphic violence, PG13
AUTHOR’S WEBSITE: www.odeliafloris.com
AUTHOR’S FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/Odelia-Floris-534721416658707/?fref=ts
THE HEART OF DARKNESS ON GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24060767-the-heart-of-darkness