Scandal in Boston

Fiction - Suspense
296 Pages
Reviewed on 10/14/2020
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Author Biography

Gail Meath composes historical romance novels that grip your heart and imagination. With a refreshing and captivating writing-style, she creates amazing characters who instantly draw you into their world and keep you wanting more, long after the ending. And with her love of historical research, she paints the perfect ambiance to sweep you back in time.

She has been writing since her teenage years and although she nearly failed history class in tenth grade, she realized later that it was her teacher's inability to make the subject interesting as she began researching American and European history on her own and does so quite often as a pastime.

Her father most influential in her passion for writing. He was a talented painter and sculptor who encouraged her to find her own passion and pursue her dreams.

Outside of writing, she loves spending time with her children and grandchildren as family takes precedence above all else.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers' Favorite

Scandal in Boston, Book 6 in the Extraordinary Women of Courage series, is a suspenseful novel by Gail Meath. Devora Thayer is anxious to marry Lucas, a helmsman on her Uncle Max’s ship. Regrettably, Max sends Lucas on a dangerous, secret voyage, and he’s presumed dead when he doesn’t return. Lydia Corbett moves to Boston and befriends Devora, without revealing she is her mother. Lydia has unscrupulous motives and plans for Devora, using her as a pawn in her revenge against Max. She cajoles Peter, Max’s competitor, to marry Devora. Max is unaware of his niece’s friendship with Lydia, or that she’s become distrustful of him. Lydia’s wrath increases when Lucas returns, ruining her plans. However, nothing or no-one upstages Lydia, so she concocts a lethal game with Peter, one that the intended victims will never forget.

Gail Meath sure knows how to tell a story. Scandal in Boston is intricately woven with lots of action, adventure, tender romance, and suspenseful drama that will bring out all your emotions. The beginning of this fast-paced story is touching as it shows the type of man Max is. Lydia is so vindictive and self-centered. You can’t help wondering what evil she will do next. Devora is stubborn and feisty but is also a caring person. All the characters are strongly developed; you either like them or despise them. One of the things that fascinated me was the historical period. Gail Meath’s detailed writing captured the shipping industry and how enterprising and important it was in that era. Scandal in Boston is highly recommended.