Friday, August 16, 2013

Death Be Not Proud by C. F. Dunn (Review)

Death Be Not Proud (Secret of the Journal, book 2)

by C. F. Dunn

(received in exchange for an honest review)


Genre- Christian / Fiction

Published by- Lion Hudson

Copyrighted- 2013

Number of pages- 384

Age Group- Adult

Description of book- paperback, listed price- $14.99, ISBN 978-178264-034-9

Death Be Not Proud, by C. F. Dunn, begins where Mortal Fire ended.  Professor Emma D’Eresby goes home to England after being viciously attacked by a colleague.  After she begins to recover from the attack she spends time reading the journal that discusses Matthew Lynes, the man from America she has fallen in love with.  Will she be able to face what she has learned?  Will she still love Matthew?  Can her family accept him?

Also included in the book is a list of characters, maps of Stamford and Rutland, author’s notes, and what has happened in the story thus far. 

Excerpt from Death Be Not Proud!

About the Author- Dunn lives in England with her husband and daughters where she writes and runs a specialist dyslexia and autism school.


My thoughts-

I thought Death Be Not Proud, by C. F. Dunn was better than the first book in the series, Mortal Fire.

While the first book focused primarily on Emma D’Eresby’s infatuation with Matthew Lynes, this book focused more on finding out the mystery behind who Mathew is.  I was very glad to have that as the focus, not so much the desperate woman.  I’m not going to spoil any surprises, but I was surprised when I learned the mystery of Matthew.

I always enjoy reading any extras about the book, the author may share, you can often learn a lot.  I enjoyed learning about the area of England that is represented in this novel.  Dunn took a lot of time to research the area and she did a good job of mixing fiction and fact.

I would recommend this book to those who like mystery and a little romance.  I’m looking forward to the next book in The Secret of the Journal series, Rope of Sand. 

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Death Be Not Proud, by C. F. Dunn, for free from the Kregel Publications’ Blog Tour.  All links were current when posted.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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