Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Book Review - THE BEDWARMER'S SON by Caryl McAdoo
Caryl McAdoo is really making a name for herself writing historical romances. This one intrigued me from the beginning. It's an unusual story with an unusual twist or two.
A lady lawyer (white) in the 1928 is set to defend a black man accused of murdering his white brother. Alice Parmalee isn't too sure she's the right one to handle this case. She wants her boss to defend the client. The case is one that would be difficult to impossible to win. Billy Sinclair was the son of a white man and his bedwarmer/common law wife/slave, Jasmine. The victim was Billy's daddy's white son (Jamison) by the woman Billy's grandmother insisted his daddy marry legally.
Billy is convinced Alice is the just right one to defend him. So's Will, Billy's son. Or maybe he just wants Alice to hang around a while longer. He's smitten, but he won't make a commitment--he's Christian and she's not.
Between the KKK's supposed threats and the story that Alice can't wait to hear the next chapter of, Will takes her out dancing and to the movies. Cupid's working on both of them.
This spellbinder can be bought from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Excellent reading.
I received a free copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.