Devyn's Dilemma

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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 Linda Goldfarb on Apr 3rd 2020

    If you enjoy romantic mysteries that include historical truth, Devyn’s Dilemma has your name written on every page.

    Susan Mathis’ looking-glass style of writing, opens a portal you eagerly walk through to discover a time period you’ll forever remember.

    Her well researched storyline and endearing characters take you on a journey to a real location where a real family experiences the problems of real life in an adventurous way.

  • 5
    Devyn’s Dilemma-A Delightful Read

    Posted by Judy Keeler on Apr 3rd 2020

    Susan Mathis’s latest release, Devyn’s Dilemma, is a delightful read. The setting alone is intriguing—the summer home of wealthy industrialist Frederick G. Bourne on Dark Island in the middle of the majestic St. Lawrence River. The five-story castle-like lodge provides multiple rooms and buildings, secret passageways, an underground tunnel, and towers to enhance the plot. The characters are believable, endearing, and manage to work their way through past hurts and present threats and dilemmas with faith, patience, and kindness. The author’s diligent research blends notable events of 1910 (first Father’s Day, the appearance of Halley’s Comet, life on an island amid the Golden Age of the Thousand Islands) with a well-executed storyline to create historical fiction sure to bless its readers.

  • 5
    Devyn's Dilemma

    Posted by Jayme Mansfield on Apr 3rd 2020

    Devyn’s Dilemma is a history lesson you won’t want to miss! With a passion for the Gilded Age and the heart of a writer, Susan Mathis brings another heartfelt story to life set during a fascinating slice of American history. Weaving countless hours of in-depth research and miles of solid foot travel in the breathtaking beauty of the Thousand Islands, Mathis melds historical fact with engaging and memorable characters—once again, paying tribute to an era that uniquely shaped the country. ~Jayme H. Mansfield, Author of award-winning historical novels, Chasing the Butterfly and RUSH

  • 5
    A story of letting go and new beginnings

    Posted by Kathleen Rouser on Apr 2nd 2020

    Devyn's Dilemma is a story about letting go of past lies and embracing truth for the future, a healing of the soul. One of Susan G. Mathis' "Thousand Island" series novels, it's a delightful read that carries you into the world of an estate on Dark Island and novice maid, Devyn McKenna. The author's vivid historical detail will make you wish your visit there could last longer. Readers who enjoy sweet historical romance will enjoy Devyn's Dilemma. Highly recommend!

  • 5
    Devyn's Dilemma

    Posted by Marilyn A Turk on Mar 11th 2020

    Susan Mathis takes us to the Thousand Islands once more, this time to Dark Island, where The Towers castle stands. Reminiscent of Downton Abbey, the story reveals the lives and challenges of the servants who work for the millionaires of The Gilded Age. Hidden treasures and mysterious events add to the intrigue and love between a maid and a valet. Rich in detail, the fabulous setting carries the reader away to 1910 amid some of the most famous entrepreneurs the United States has ever known and makes you wish you were there. ~Marilyn Turk, multi-published, award-winning author

  • 5
    Devyn's Dilemma

    Posted by Susan G Mathis on Mar 11th 2020

    Susan Mathis takes us to the Thousand Islands once more, this time to Dark Island, where The Towers castle stands. Reminiscent of Downton Abbey, the story reveals the lives and challenges of the servants who work for the millionaires of The Gilded Age. Hidden treasures and mysterious events add to the intrigue and love between a maid and a valet. Rich in detail, the fabulous setting carries the reader away to 1910 amid some of the most famous entrepreneurs the United States has ever known and makes you wish you were there. ~Marilyn Turk, multi-published, award-winning author

  • 5
    Devyn’s Dilemma

    Posted by Laurie Raker on Jan 30th 2020

    Susan Mathis creates the perfect marriage between character development and intrigue in her book, Devyn’s Dilemma. She captures the reader’s attention first with the sweet and endearing characters and their tender love for each other. Then she sprinkles that romance with mystery and history. Susan Mathis masterfully researched the island’s history and the time period that lent to a compelling read. Not only did the story transport me to another time and place but also into the middle of an ageless dilemma.

  • 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.