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.