A Case for Love: It’s never too late to fall in love by Gudrun Frerichs

I picked up A Case for Love: It’s never too late to fall in love by Gudrun Frerichs from the Kindle Unlimited Library. Having read the first book in The Golden Girls series, this book was automatically the one that I picked up next because I wanted to know what happens to the second Golden Girl. In this Case, Thea Cameron.

The blurb:

…Trust him, the wind whispered…

Thea Cameron is used to cooking up a storm in her café Cinnamon but her husband’s accidental death creates a storm she’s not prepared for. Dealing with thugs, hidden money, jewels, and illegitimate daughters is the stuff of movies and doesn’t happen to ordinary people. Right? She sure isn’t amused about the cocky PI who thinks she needs his help. Trusting him? Not in a million years.

But widower Mark Cheltham isn’t scared away by a stroppy cafè owner. As an ex-police officer he knows, Thea needs his help. As a man who is still in love with his late wife, he finds himself on a slippery slope. When bullets fly, the hunt for the truth turns dangerous… even nature throws the unlikely team a curveball and Mark has to make a difficult decision.

THE GOLDEN GIRLS SERIES is about Anna, A Tuscan Affair, Thea, A Case For Love, Claudia, Daring To Love, and Christine, Tides Of Love, as their settled lives suddenly spin out of control. Rather than preparing for their retirement, these Fifty-Somethings refuse to sit back and grow old quietly even if that means they might lose their hearts… all over again.

In each book of the series, one of the friends faces her challenges and shows she is far from being done yet and the men who cross their paths better look out!

The story:

This story picks up after the previous one. Anna is happily married and settles in Italy.

Thea Cameron, the second Golden Girl, manages a café, Cinnamon, which she co-own with her daughter, Barbara. The mother- daughter duo are very happy running the show and have no time for Thea’s cheating husband, Graham. And then Thea receives the news that Graham is dead and that she is free.

But that is not all.

P.I Mark Cheltham, an ex-police officer, is investigating an insurance case. And this happens to be the case of Graham Cameron who had taken a policy worth millions four months before his death, and the beneficiary is someone Thea does not know.

The mystery deepens further when there are suspicious people following Thea, her house is broken into and the police get involved.

My take:

The story is about second chances and I liked the detailed descriptions of the setting. I liked the characters. I loved Thea’s strength as well as her compassion. I loved the friendship between the girls and the bond between Thea and Barbara. The story has mystery, adventure and the twists and turns make the story interesting, but the book needs quite a bit of editing. This book can be read as a standalone, even though it is a part of a series.

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