Book Review | Confessions to a Stranger

Title: Confessions to a Stranger by Danielle Grandinetti]

Pages: 351

Genres: historical fiction, mystery, Christian fiction

Publisher: Hearth Spot Press (Mar. 14, 2023)


She’s lost her future. He’s sacrificed his. Now they have a chance to reclaim it—together.

Wisconsin, 1930—While fleeing for her life, Adaleigh Sirland’s rescue of a child introduces her to a family who provides her safe harbor. When her identity comes under threat of exposure, she must choose between running once more or helping the man who teaches her to hope again.

First mate David Martins is intrigued by the mysterious woman taken in by his grandmother, but she wrestles with a troubled past. When his estranged father is arrested for murder, can David put aside his own struggles in time to discern which secret threatens Adaleigh before it kills them both?

*I received a gifted e-copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own!*

Confessions to a Stranger was such an engaging and suspenseful read. When Adaleigh comes to Crow’s Nest she’s on the run for unknown reasons. She then meets David, a guy with family troubles of his own. I loved the connection they shared and the respect they had for each other. All the characters in this book are so well done and I truly felt a connection while reading. I really loved the “found family” vibe that much of David’s family gave to Adaleigh.

The mystery and suspense in this novel was so well done. There were some moments that had me on the edge of my seat and I could not stop reading until I found out what happened. Figuring out a murder, alongside the suspense of Adaleigh’s past left me hooked the entire read through.

This historical fiction novel has a little bit of everything. The mystery is intriguing. The romance is sweet. The coastal town setting is so perfect.

This is my first Danielle Grandinetti book but I definitely plan to read more of her books in the future. I love her writing style and cannot wait for the sequel! If you’re a fan of historical fiction and exciting mysteries, I definitely would recommend reading Confessions to A Stranger!


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