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Apr 5, 2024

When I chatted with JPC Allen about their Riley Rae series, I hadn't read a word. Well, I've read it since chatting, and can I just say that if all YA series were like this, I'd read more YA?  Listen in to see why.

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YA can sometimes be an emotionally angsty book choice, but Jennifer balanced her story in a way that didn't have that over-the-top feel you sometimes get.

Instead, you get an excellent mystery full of fun twists and a bit of suspense, too.

Jennifer suggested that you read the novella, A Rose from the Ashes from the Christmas Off the Beaten Path anthology before reading A Shadow on the Snow or the sequel, A Storm of Doubts.

I agree. While I didn't feel lost at all while reading A Shadow on the Snow, I could tell it would've been a richer reading experience if I had read it first.  

I'll definitely be reading the rest of the series. Definitely.

A Storm of Doubts by J.P.C. Allen

Her dad said nothing could hurt their relationship. But what if he isn’t her dad?

Summer gets off to a rocky start for twenty-year-old Rae Riley when the ex-wife of family friend Jason Carlisle claims their youngest child isn’t his and Rae’s con man uncle Troy returns to Marlin County, Ohio. Rae is already at odds with her father, Sheriff Walter “Mal” Malinowski, over her

desire to help people in trouble. When she extends that help to Uncle Troy and Jason’s ex-wife, Ashley, she and Mal clash even more.

Then Ashley disappears, and Jason and his brother Rick are the main suspects. As Rae and her aunt Carrie, a private investigator hired to protect Jason’s kids, work to discover what really happened to Ashley, Rae wrestles with Troy’s insinuations that she may be calling the wrong Malinowski “Dad.”

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