#Blogtour – THE CASE OF THE MISSING BRIDE by Carmen Radtke #historical #crime @carmenradtke1

I am thrilled to be sharing my Blog Tour review of THE CASE OF THE MISSING BRIDE which was republished by Carmen on 1st December. This stunning book that is perfect for anyone who loves historical crime or any crime will be released at the discounted price of 99p/c for a short period.

The Case of the Missing Bride

An Alyssa Chalmers mystery

Available from AMAZON
It was supposed to be the start of a happy, new life … 1862- a group of young Australian women set sail for matrimony in Canada. Their presence is withheld from the male passengers and all but a select few members of the crew. But their worlds collide when one of the gentlemen stumbles over the women. When one of the intended brides goes missing, only Alyssa Chalmers, the one educated, wealthy woman in the group, is convinced the disappearance is no accident. She sets out to find out what happened. Has there been a murder? Alyssa is willing to move heaven and earth to find out the truth. She is about to discover that there is more to her voyage into the unknown than she bargained for …

My Review

It is the 1860s and the Artemis’ Delight is setting sail from Australia to Canada docking shortly at San Francisco.  It is a sail ship but with the advantage of steam power back up but even so the crew and passengers are looking at 3 months at sea before they reach San Francisco,  What only a select few people know is that it contains a secret cargo of young women that are travelling to a new life.  What the girls/ladies have in common is that they are all alone in the world with no family many have spent a large amount of their lives in orphanages. The main character is Alyssa who differs from the other girls in that she has a more upper class background and is not so poverty stricken.  She is also more educated and is immediately put to good use in helping to educate and lead the others. Her character is very complex and fits well within the era as do all the other characters.  The story progresses and the reader joins the Artemis’ Delight and its passengers on its journey encountering storms, illness, murder and romance along the way with some of the passengers forced to turn detective it all makes for a very gripping read that will have the reader turning page after page.

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