The Purse

The Purse When Lydia Blackwell visits her dying father for the last time he reveals the deeply hidden truth about her mother After the funeral the stranger Derek Meade gifts her with a gorgeous antique purse

  • Title: The Purse
  • Author: Julie A. Burns
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • When Lydia Blackwell visits her dying father for the last time, he reveals the deeply hidden truth about her mother After the funeral, the stranger Derek Meade gifts her with a gorgeous antique purse But before she has the chance to connect with the man who knew her father intimately, Lydia finds Derek murdered in his home Lieutenant Sonja MacIntosh is assigned to inveWhen Lydia Blackwell visits her dying father for the last time, he reveals the deeply hidden truth about her mother After the funeral, the stranger Derek Meade gifts her with a gorgeous antique purse But before she has the chance to connect with the man who knew her father intimately, Lydia finds Derek murdered in his home Lieutenant Sonja MacIntosh is assigned to investigate Mr Meade s death, but her career on the force never prepared her for Lydia Blackwell As Sonja works to solve the murder, Lydia takes the greatest risk of her life in leaving Chicago to search for clues to her mother s past Their instant attraction surprises them both, but even through the chaos Lydia can t deny the intensity of her feelings for the strong willed Lieutenant Lydia s possession of the antique purse throws her already chaotic life into a whirlwind of kidnapping, blackmail, vengeful mob bosses, and mind numbing revelations Through it all, Lydia must find the strength to accept herself and those closest to her despite their darkest secrets.

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    1. From the start of this novel you'll be sucked into a whirlwind of action, romance, and mystery that won't ever waver until you finish the book. The Purse is a story full of diverse characters representing different sexualities which was a breath of fresh air to read about. It follows the journey of a lady named Lydia who is slowly finding out about her secret family history with the help of a woman who she begins to develop feelings for, named Sonja. Both of them go through troubling situations [...]

    2. *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my review or opinion of the book.*This is more like 3.5, leaning towards 4 stars.Lydia Blackwell's father has recently passed away, and with his dying breath he reveals a secret that completely changes Lydia's life: her mother, whom Lydia was always told had died in a car accident, is alive and well. Lydia also meets Derek Meade, a close companion of her father's, who gifts her with a [...]

    3. Thank you to the publishers for sending me out a copy of this book! It was a truly wonderful read. This book will have you on the edge of your seat from the first chapter right up until the last. I loved how many plot twists The Purse contained. Just when you thought you had the mystery solved, BAM another clue causes your mind to change. Julie A. Burns is an exceptional writer. The way she told this story is one of the reason it was so great. However, I did feel that the dialogue could be worke [...]

    4. Lydia Blackwell grew up in a cloud of secrets and mystery. In this thriller from Julie A. Burns, a mysterious purse is the key to unlocking the truth of Lydia's birth. As she struggles to find the answers about herself, she meets a handful of new people -some of them can be trusted and some of them cannot. This riveting tale keeps you guessing until the very last page!

    5. The Purse is an interesting mystery, full of twists and turns. Lydia Blackwell comes home to visit her dying father and finds out that the mother she thought died when she was little is still alive. She meets a stranger at his funeral who gives her an antique purse that belonged to her mother. This sets off a trail of murder, kidnapping, and family secrets revealed.Lt Sonja MacIntosh is assigned to investigate one of the murders and she and Lydia have an instant attraction to each other. Togethe [...]

    6. Three starsThis is a very well written book, which I enjoyed enormously. The story has many twists and turns to take you through, and they are woven together in a very nice way.It's got a couple of very interesting relationship stories running through and secrets galore! The purse is more a treasure trove of creative writing.If you enjoy some genuine rather than sweet romance, (I'm not a romance reader normally!) and lots of suspense and intrigue threaded through you will enjoy this a lot.The ch [...]

    7. This is an absolutely great book!!! From the very start, it takes you up, down and all around. Just when you think you have it figured out, it throws in something you never expected. It was a book that I just didn't want to put down once I started reading it, I kept wanting to find out what happened next. Loved the main characters, they had such realistic personalities!! Won't say and details, don't want to spoil it for others because this is definitely a book worth reading!

    8. Julie is a master of twists when spinning a murder mystery. Lydia Blackwell's life is thrown into chaos with her father's dying breath. The shock of finding out her mother could be alive sends Lydia out into a dangerous world with detective (and love interest) Sonya McIntosh. A world of half truths, crime, and love, but with their love be strong enough to solve the crimes. If you love a well written, fast paced murder mystery, this is the book for you.

    9. This was a quick read (as I couldn't put the book down!) Full of twists and turns. Made me do a double-take more than once!

    10. This is the first book I have read by Julie A. Burns. I was excited to jump right in, once I read the blurb. The cover also pulls me in because it is very unique and interesting, just like the brilliant blurb. I enjoy taking chances on new authors, as you can sometimes find a wee gem, and I really feel Burns is one of those gems. I loved the plot and the way the story was told. Everything was exciting, suspenseful and still very real. I liked that the story was kept very realistic and believable [...]

    11. The Purse is a story of a psychotherapist, Lydia Blackwell, working in Chicago. Her father, William Blackwell, is dying and Lydia sets out to her childhood home in Keniewart. On his deathbed, William states Lydia's mother, believed to be dead since she was a young child, is, in fact alive. William also lets Lydia know who she loves is perfectly acceptable. Until that freeing moment, Lydia believes her being a lesbian was a secret. Knowing that her father accepts her makes a world of difference t [...]

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