Thursday, December 31, 2009

Review: Jayhawk by Dorothy Keddington

genre: fiction/mystery

When Angela arrives in Wyoming, planning on spending the summer on her college roommate's family ranch, she has no idea of the adventure in store for her. The gorgeous mountains and flowering fields are one thing, her friend Janet's cousin Jay is another, and the dangerous and mysterious happenings, right off the bat, are another.

Jayhawk is part romance, part mystery, leaning heavily on the romantic part. It's never steamy (surprisingly clean, actually) and while the dialogue was often leaning towards hokey, I liked it well enough, it was a nice counterbalance to the mystery: what ever happened to Jay's father, that night when he disappeared from the ranch? Someone does not want Jay to know the answer to that question, and will stop at nothing to keep that information a secret.

It's an interesting mix of a book, while it was brain candy for the most part, I enjoyed it for what it was. I had a hard time believing the post-climax part, but in a strange way, I did like that she followed the story through farther than most authors would. If you can find a copy of this (it was published in 1978 by a small publishing company), you may want to give it a try if you are a fan of the romantic mystery genre.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Since you mentioned that it might be hard to find a copy, I have some information for your readers. It is being republished and will be available around January 11. If any of your readers want a new copy they'll be able to get it from

By they way, I know the author and I'll send her your URL so she can read this review.


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