Devyn's Dilemma

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Expected release date is Apr 2nd 2020

Product Overview

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.

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  • 5
    Devyn's Dilemma

    Posted by Anne Mateer on Jan 21st 2020

    I loved the romance, the mystery, and the wonderfully historic setting! Devyn and Brice’s story warmed my heart. What a great combination of history and fiction. I hope I get to visit the Thousand Islands one day!

  • 5
    Devyn's Dilemma by Susan G. Mathis

    Posted by Judy Keeler on Jan 18th 2020

    Susan Mathis creates relatable fictional characters and masterfully sets them in a real place (Dark Island in the St. Lawrence River near Chippewa Bay, NY), living in a real home (The Towers, now Singer Castle) with a real family (that of Frederick and Emma Bourne), at a real time (1910). Mathis weaves in carefully researched events and cultural details of the era and the area to give breath and believability to persons and plot where all things work out together for good. Devyn’s Dilemma is a tale you will be blessed to read.

  • 5
    Thousand Islands Inspiration

    Posted by Patty Mondore on Jan 18th 2020

    Devyn’s Dilemma is yet another wonderful work of inspirational river fiction by Susan Mathis Having studied the Bourne family for several years while working on our two Singer Castle books, we were delightfully surprised to see how Susan portrayed this loving and godly family in Devyn’s Dilemma. I think the Bournes themselves would love this book! It is a great read for anyone who enjoys inspirational romance.—Patty Mondore, Co-author, Singer Castle and Singer Castle Revisited, and co-producer, Dark Island’s Castle of Mysteries DVD.

  • 5
    Devyn's Dilemma

    Posted by Davalynn Spencer on Jan 17th 2020

    If you’re a fan of Downton Abbey and would love to read a similar story set in North America, then you’ll want to check out Devyn’s Dilemma, by Susan Mathis. Young Devyn faces her darkest fears, both emotionally and physically, when she takes summer employment on Dark Island. Reading this tale took me on a journey into one of the beautiful castle-like homes of the Thousand Islands and helped me see and experience what life there would have been like in the Gilded Age.

  • 5
    Like Upstairs Downstairs

    Posted by Ane Mulligan on Jan 16th 2020

    Devyn's Dilemma is more downstairs, which is always more fun. Romantic and satisfying.

  • 5
    Historical accuracy in an entertaining read

    Posted by Angela Breidenbach on Jan 16th 2020

    Ms. Mathis does a great job of character development making the people we read feel real. Her historical accuracy is spot on, Devyn's Dilemma is a delightful experience written by Susan G. Mathis. Her beautiful style and love for the rich heritage of the Thousand Islands shines through enticing the reader moving to a satisfying ending. —Angela Breidenbach, president of the Christian Authors Network