Review: Murder at Morrington Hall
Title: Murder at Morrington Hall
Series: A Stella and Lyndy Mystery #1
Author: Clara Mckenna
Release Date: May 28, 2019
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: Spring, 1905: Free-spirited like the Thoroughbreds she rides across the Kentucky countryside, Stella takes adventure by the reins when she's asked to attend a mysterious wedding in rural England. But once she arrives at the lush Morrington Hall estate, her cold and ambitious father confesses that he won't only give away his best racehorses as gifts--he has also arranged to give away his daughter as bride to the Earl of Atherly's financially strapped son . . . Stella refuses to be sold off like a prized pony. Yet despite a rough start, there's something intriguing about her groom-to-be, the roguish Viscount "Lyndy" Lyndhurst. The unlikely pair could actually be on the right track with each other . . . until they find the vicar who was to marry them dead in the library. With culture clashes mounting between families, a scandalous murder case hangs over Morrington Hall. Now, Stella and Lyndy must go from future spouses to amateur sleuths as they team up to search for the truth--and prevent an unbridled criminal from destroying their new life together right out of the gate . . .
My Review: This was a really fun read for me. It was a bit slow in the beginning and a tiny bit overly descriptive but that quickly faded away as the plot picked up pace. The main character, Stella, was very well done and I found that I liked her immensely. She has a very strong personality and it worked well with the story line. I could also relate to her love of horses as I have 4 of my own. Overall, I enjoyed the book and am looking forward to book two!
*I received this book from Kensington Publishing in exchange for an honest review*